What you missed on 7.18.14

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Google's autonomous car prototypeToyota warns self-driving cars could increase fuel use

Autonomous vehicles have become a popular industry goal with automakers and lawmakers alike, in part because of their anticipated fuel savings and presumptive benefit to society thanks to their potential to save both lives and hours. Now, a Toyota researcher cautions self-driving cars might actually burn more fuel and further urban sprawl.

2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo - front three-quarter view2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo

Ah, Renault has long been a dominant player in the European hot hatch game. With their new Clio RS 200 Turbo, they attempt to rewrite their own rulebook by adding forced induction and moving away from the manual transmission in favor of a dual-clutch gearbox. Does it work? We drive it in the UK and weigh in on this tasty yellow forbidden fruit.

Hyundai AzeraAuto industry grapples with cyber threats

The advent of the microchip changed cars forever, but we’re only now at the tip of the computer revolution’s sphere in the industry. With digital controls having an ever-greater sway over the automobile, security measures against hacking is gaining in importance, particularly as we dive headlong into autonomous vehicles. We take a look at how the industry is working to keep motorists safe.

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