Featuring some of the best cars from the 2016 North American International Auto Show – that’s the Detroit Motor Show to us…

Acura Precision concept – this is a vision of the future from Acura, Honda’s upmarket brand in the US. If it goes into production and looks anything like this, it’s going to be a winner.


Audi h‑tron quattro concept – Audi unveiled a sporty SUV concept powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It has two electric motors, one for the front wheels and one for the rear, with the hydrogen tanks at the back and the fuel cell where the engine usually sits. A massive statement of intent for the fuel of the future.


Buick Avista concept – easily one of the coolest cars of the show. Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that produces 400bhp, the Avista 2+2 sports coupe harks back to the performance past of one of America’s oldest car brands.

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Here’s a report on Gestures and Speech concerning the technological Evolution of Human-Machine-Interfaces in Cars.

Sometimes, like when one is driving a convertible or if it is too noisy, speech input can not be used. Also if one want to continuously zoom or scroll in a map, speech input is not the right way. Here, gesture input can be a good alternative to existing input devices.

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Revealed at the CES technology show in Las Vegas, the VW Golf R Touch is the most advanced car Volkswagen has ever made, featuring touch screens and gesture commands instead of a conventional dashboard.

Called “the controls of tomorrow” but looking every bit production-ready, the Golf R Touch is equipped with three screens. There’s a 12.8in touch screen in the centre of the dashboard, an 8in screen with haptic feedback below it, and a 12.3in screen in place of the instrument binnacle behind the steering wheel.

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Forthcoming changes to the MOT test could spell an end for the 3-spoke alloy wheel. Under the planned new Style and Decency section of the annual MOT test, 3-spoke alloy wheels could be driven off the road, with any car wearing them receiving an instant failure notice.

This is bad news for motorists with poor taste, but excellent news for the rest of us who have been forced to live with the terrible spectacle for far too many years.

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As the final shortlist is announced for the 2015 World Car of the Year, which car would get your vote the worlds best car?

The votes are in and we now know which cars will battle it out for the title of World Car of the Year 2015.

The winner will selected by 75 journalists around the world. Previous title holders have included the Nissan LEAF, Audi A3, BMW 3 Series and Mazda2.

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