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Your Crappy, Filthy Car has More Germs than a Public Toilet

Your Crappy, Filthy Car has More Germs than a Public Toilet
Ok people, clean your damn cars. I mean OMG, you eat in there all the time. A new study from CarRentals.com has found something disgusting about our rides. The first thing is that 32% of the people surveyed only clean their cars once per year.
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Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Make Parts out of Agave Leftovers

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Make Parts out of Agave Leftovers
Ford is always on the lookout for ways to make plastic bits for cars in a more environmentally friendly way. The latest effort is a teamup with tequila maker Jose Cuervo, exploring the potential to use the fibers left over from the agave distillation process to create a bioplastic to be used in plastic parts for inside and outside the car.
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This Hybrid Subaru BRZ Gets 104 MPGe

This Hybrid Subaru BRZ Gets 104 MPGe
A group of researchers from Mississippi State University has taken a Subaru BRZ and turned it into a unique hybrid test bed. The car is dubbed the “Car of the Future” and is a plug-in hybrid that uses a battery pack with 12.7 kWh of power.
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Stanford Builds Autonomous Drifting DeLorean: Hoon to the Future

Stanford Builds Autonomous Drifting DeLorean: Hoon to the Future
Stanford researchers wanted to build a vehicle that could be used to perform research on autonomous cars in extreme situations. The goal was to help figure out safety protocols for self-driving cars. To perform the research they didn’t turn to something boring like a Prius with water sprayed on the road.
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