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Can't decide what colour Lexus to get? With the company's one-of-a-kind LIT IS sedan, you can choose a different colour, design and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs, turning it into a giant, rolling display.

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Video: Getting in the habit of using your car's parking brake whenever you stop isn't the worst idea in the world. Yes, there's the risk of you forgetting it's on the next time you drive away, but it can also prevent accidents like this from occurring. This guy's Benny Hill impression is hilarious, but he's probably not laughing after what happens at the end of this clip.

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If you're going to slap the Jeep name on a go-kart, you better make sure it lives up to brand's pedigree. But with three gears plus reverse, a swing axle keeping it stable on off-road terrain and over-sized air-filled tyres including a spare, the Jeep Revolution BFR-3 go-kart might be better suited for off-roading than your Sedan is.

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Autonomous vehicle technology is still in its infancy, which means that most self-driving vehicles still have a way for humans to take over when needed. But as Komatsu demonstrates with a design for a new autonomous dump truck, in some cases there are real advantages to eliminating humans altogether.

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Racing your Hot Wheels cars usually requires a good imagination, a makeshift track and a lot of DIY sound effects. But with the new Hot Wheels AI race system, you can finally race your friends, or a computer opponent, on a real track, without needing a smartphone — or a licence.

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Video: Every time a kid sends a Hot Wheels car hurdling down a twisty track, in the back of their mind they're imagining what it would be like to be at the wheel of that tiny vehicle. With a GoPro Hero4 Session strapped to the roof, this video, featuring eight different track sections cleverly edited together, is as close as you'll ever get to experiencing what it's like to actually drive a Hot Wheels.

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Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn't exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe.

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We've seen omnidirectional wheels installed on forklifts that have to deftly manoeuvre around crowded warehouses, but William Liddiard invented a set that allow his Toyota Echo to move in any direction, spin 360-degrees, and slide into a parking spot making parallel parking easier than actual driving.

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San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we're about to get tantalising looks at next winter's blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectables. The convention hasn't even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badarse-looking Spock leaning on the hood.

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Everyone assumes that self-driving cars will stick to the rules of the road as strictly as a teenager taking their driving test. But life is unpredictable, and often fast, evasive manoeuvres are needed to avoid an accident. To ensure they will perform just as reliably when they have to drive more aggressively, this RC truck is learning how to drift all by itself.