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Apple reportedly in talks with self balancing motorcycle

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For nearly two years, hype surrounding Apple’s clandestine “Project Titan” has bubbled to the top of the automotive charts. The tech giant’s debut in the car world would have serious ramifications inside the transportation industry as well as outside it, but that anticipation was hushed slightly when the brand reportedly laid off dozens of employees and shifted its resources elsewhere.

In this game, though, nothing stays quiet for long.

Not one but two Apple acquisition rumors hit the airwaves on Wednesday, the first of which claimed Apple was in talks to buy supercar manufacturer and data solutions specialist McLaren. McLaren has since denied the reports, but Apple may also be in talks with another company called Lit Motors.

A self-balancing motorcycle startup from San Francisco, Lit Motors is best known for the electric C-1, which uses two single-gimbal gyroscopes to keep itself upright. According to the New York Times, three anonymous sources have come forward confirming the acquisition talks, and Apple has already hired several of Lit Motors’ former engineers.

So instead of scaling down or squashing its automotive aspirations, perhaps Apple is simply refocusing. An Apple-branded two-wheeler akin to the C-1 would certainly make a big splash among young people, and the vehicle’s small size could be the perfect fit for those living in crowded metropolitan areas. Lit Motors says the $24,000 C-1 packs many of the same safety features as a modern car, including a unibody chassis with reinforced doors, seat belts, and multiple airbags.

Digital Trends has reached out to Lit Motors for comment, but the brand did not responded before this story was published. If and when we hear something new, we’ll update this post.

For all your Apple Car rumors and news, keep your browsers locked on our Project Titan roundup.

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Next-generation Corolla hybrid unveiled by Toyota.

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Toyota has stepped up the roll-out of hybrid models with its next-generation Corolla sedan.



The sleek new four-door hybrid sedan, unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, will adopt the latest petrol-electric system from the fourth-generation Prius when it arrives in Australia late next year.

Sharing many of the features and technology of the popular Corolla hatch (due locally early 2019), Corolla sedan will also be available with an all-new 2.0-litre petrol engine that incorporates both direct and port fuel injection.

Handling agility and ride comfort for the hybrid and petrol Corolla sedans benefit from a highly rigid new Toyota New Global Architecture platform, low centre of gravity and new multi-link rear suspension.

Hybrid variants of Corolla sedan will be powered by the combination of a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and two motor/generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission.

The engine has been designed specifically for a hybrid application, employing the Atkinson cycle that uses a very high compression ratio along with a shorter intake stroke and longer expansion stroke than the Otto cycle.

A nickel-metal hydride battery pack, located under the rear seat for optimum cargo capacity, contributes to the vehicle’s low centre of gravity and therefore its on-road agility.

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The hybrid Corolla sedan also has an EV (electric vehicle) mode that allows it to be operated solely on electric power for short distances, depending upon certain conditions, such as battery charge level.

In addition to the expected ‘Normal’ and ‘Eco’ drive modes, a ‘Sport’ mode allows for an increase in power for stronger acceleration response when desired.

Advanced Toyota Safety Sense technologies will also be available on the new Corolla and include Toyota’s latest pre-collision system, active cruise control, lane-tracing assist, automatic high beam, seven airbags and a reverse camera.

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Toyota remains committed to Hybrid technology, with a plan to offer Hybrid derivatives across the majority of our model ranges. The latest generation Hybrid models benefit from higher-efficiency petrol engines, improved EV-mode operation and revised CVT-transmission performance.

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Newly high-tech weapon tested in North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has tested new ‘high-tech’ weapon in message to the US despite having an agreement with President Trump to denuclearized in the international summit, in June.



North Korea state media is yet to identify the kind of weapon that was launch.

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source report says, the picture the state media released showed Mr Kim surrounded by officials but no weapon was seen present.

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United State have reacted to the claim , adding that they are still hopeful with the promises made by president Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled.

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