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Airbus to test 'flying car' prototype by end of the year

French aeronautics Airbus giant says it plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car by the end of the year. Hoping to develop an Uber-like ride-sharing solution to avoid gridlock on city roads, last year the company formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders, according to Reuters. Airbus is the world's largest maker of commercial helicopters, the report noted.   http://reut.rs/2jqJIC1

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2018 Ford Mustang facelift breaks cover

The 2018 Ford Mustang has broken cover in a video obtained by enthusiast forum mustang6g.com. The b-roll footage does not reveal any significant details of the updated Mustang, but does confirm that the 5.0L "Coyote" V8 remains the GT's mainstay engine.   http://bit.ly/2jqiWcV

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Hyundai to debut new vehicle in Chicago

The company told Car and Driver it won't be the Santa Cruz, but speculation points to some type of high-riding vehicle.   http://bit.ly/2jpbIGa

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NHTSA launches 'Stop! Trains Can't' ad campaign

The agency is spending $7 million to reduce fatalities at railroad crossings, after 232 people died in such accidents last year. The campaign will target young males.   

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Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes' F1 team

27-year old Finnish pilot Valtteri Bottas will join Mercedes-Benz's Formula 1 team for the 2017 season. He is replacing Nico Rosberg, who recently retired after winning his first championship.   

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Legislators want FTC to investigate FCA's 'ecodiesel' marketing

The allegedly non-compliant diesel engines were marketed as "clean by nature."   http://reut.rs/2j0XM1M

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Pagani Huayra Roadster teased

Pagani has released a teaser image that previews the Huayra Roadster. Just 100 examples of the V12-powered drop-top will be built, and there's a good chance most of them will be spoken for by the time it debuts in March at the Geneva Auto Show.   

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