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Top 100 Auto Ideas in April

From Hybrid Plug-In Sedans to Culinary Car Owner Perks

— April 23, 2016 — Autos
The April 2016 auto trends reveal an ongoing interest in eco-friendly vehicles, as well as a new demand for exclusive ownership perks. This means that consumers are not only putting thought into the kind of car they want to drive, but also the benefits that come with owning a particular vehicle.

Although electric and hybrid vehicles are nothing new, the April 2016 auto trends reveal ongoing interest in the technology. For example, Toyota's new plug-in Prius Prime boasts vast improvements over previous models. BMW also debuted its new 330e iPerformance, which combines the best of both gasoline and electric drivetrains.

However, consumers are not only thinking about the kind of vehicle they are buying. Instead they are taking into consideration the perks that come with owning different types of vehicles before deciding which brand to purchase. Some examples of these ownership perks include access to high-end restaurants, racetrack driving experiences and exclusive hotel reservations.
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Reverse-Guiding Pickups
Reverse-Guiding Pickups
This Ford Pickup Makes It Easier For Drivers to Safely Back Up
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99
Purist-Friendly Cars
Purist-Friendly Cars
The New Porsche 911 R Features Newly Lengthened Gear Ratios
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98
Speed Trap-Warning Devices
Speed Trap-Warning Devices
The 'TrapTap' Warns You of Speed Traps and Enforcement Zones
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97
Culinary Car Owner Perks
Culinary Car Owner Perks
Lincoln Black Label Offers Access to an Exclusive Membership Club
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96
Vehicle Owner Assistants
Vehicle Owner Assistants
The Infiniti Personal Assistant Service Gives Drivers 24/7 Coverage
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95
Sporty Upgraded Coupes
Sporty Upgraded Coupes
The New Mercedes GLC Coupe is Designed to Look Ultra-Sporty
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94
Vibration-Reducing Cars
Vibration-Reducing Cars
The New Subaru Impreza Guarantees Reduced Steering Wheel & Floor Vibration
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93
Reversible Car Chargers
Reversible Car Chargers
The StrikeDRIVE EZTIP is a Powerful Reversible Micro USB Car Charger
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92
Complimentary Car Info Sessions
Complimentary Car Info Sessions
The BMW 'Encore' Vehicle Ownership Program Enhances Experiences
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91
Gamified Driving Apps
Gamified Driving Apps
'Flo' Coaches Users on Road Habits to Reduce Driver's Insurance
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90
Collision-Avoiding SUVs
Collision-Avoiding SUVs
This Compact SUV is Designed For the Modern Urban Driver
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89
Noise-Cancelling Supercars
Noise-Cancelling Supercars
This New Nissan Supercar Features Active Noise Cancellation
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88
Energy-Absorbing Auto Platforms
Energy-Absorbing Auto Platforms
Subaru's Automotive Platform Promises Improved Safety and Handling
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87
Interactive Dealership Guides
Interactive Dealership Guides
Parkers' Car Buyer's Guide Explains Showrooms, Test Drives and More
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86
Aerodynamic Track Cars
Aerodynamic Track Cars
The New Honda Acura NSX GT3 Features a Lightweight Engine Setup
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85
Versatile Lightweight Supercars
Versatile Lightweight Supercars
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 Features Customizable Drive Settings
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84
Cognitive Car Safety Systems
Cognitive Car Safety Systems
Autonomous Driving Start-Up NAUTO Offers After-Market Solutions
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83
Spacious Crossover SUVs
Spacious Crossover SUVs
The New Toyota Highlander Features More Room and Improved Safety Tech
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82
Public Wi-Fi-Equipped Buses
Public Wi-Fi-Equipped Buses
Future NYC Buses Will Feature USB Charging Ports and Wi-Fi Connection
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81
Double-Turbocharged Cars
Double-Turbocharged Cars
This Turbocharged Car's Electric Compressor Attunes Its Emission Levels
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80
One-Click Dealership Services
One-Click Dealership Services
Drive Motors Lets People Buy Cars Online from Dealerships
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79
Transparent Auto Sale Services
Transparent Auto Sale Services
'Auto Craver' Improves the Process of Buying and Selling Cars
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78
Bulletproof Vehicle Armor
Bulletproof Vehicle Armor
Ford Announced Ballistic Panels for Interceptor Sedans
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77
Complimentary Car Charging
Complimentary Car Charging
Ford is Offering Three Free Years of Charging for C-MAX Energi Owners
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76
Eco-Friendly Electric Cars
Eco-Friendly Electric Cars
The New Plug-In Prius Offers Next-Level Fuel Economy and Performance
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75
Double-Decker Electric Buses
Double-Decker Electric Buses
All-Electric London Double-Decker Buses Have Hit the Streets
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74
Precision Vehicle Headlights
Precision Vehicle Headlights
These New Adaptive Headlights Feature 1,000 LEDs
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73
Racetrack Vehicle Experiences
Racetrack Vehicle Experiences
Chevrolet Offers a Tour of the Daytona International Speedway
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72
Fuel-Efficient Three-Wheelers
Fuel-Efficient Three-Wheelers
The Elio Motors P5 Offers Compact and Fuel-Efficient Functioning
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71
Conceptual Wooden Vehicles
Conceptual Wooden Vehicles
The Toyota Setsuna will Debut at Milan Design Week in April
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70
Weather-Thwarting Convertibles
Weather-Thwarting Convertibles
This New Convertible From Alfa Romeo Features Roof Panels
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69
AI Auto Insurance Platforms
AI Auto Insurance Platforms
Insurify Uses Artificial Intelligence to Suggest Coverage Plans
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68
Retractable Hardtop Cars
Retractable Hardtop Cars
The Mazda MX-5 RF Features a Slick Retractable Roof
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67
Radar-Detecting Dash Cams
Radar-Detecting Dash Cams
The Cobra HD Dash Camera Records Drives and Warns Drivers
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66
Solar-Powered Buses
Solar-Powered Buses
The Kayoola is the First Solar Bus Developed In Africa
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65
Car Brand Hotel Suites
Car Brand Hotel Suites
Bentley Offers Owners Access to a Suite at the St. Regis Istanbul Hotel
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64
Streamlined Automobile Services
Streamlined Automobile Services
Carpathy is Bringing Refinement to the Indian Auto Industry
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63
Car Key-Connected Breathalyzers
Car Key-Connected Breathalyzers
A Portable Breathalyzer is Being Developed by Honda and Hitachi
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62
Hybrid Plug-In Sedans
Hybrid Plug-In Sedans
This New BMW Plug-In Hybrid Features Parallel Drivetrains
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61
Wearable-Connected Auto Software
Wearable-Connected Auto Software
High Mobility is an Auto Startup Enabling Entirely Connected Cars
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60
Resurrected Racing Cars
Resurrected Racing Cars
These Classic Jaguar XKSS 1957 Cars are Being Brought Back From the Dead
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59
Polished Car-Dealing Platforms
Polished Car-Dealing Platforms
The Carsome Automotive Marketplace Screens Out Sketchy Offers
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58
Sharply Styled Supercars
Sharply Styled Supercars
The Apollo Arrow is Setting New Records For Supercar Performance
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57
Biomimetic Marine Vehicles
Biomimetic Marine Vehicles
The EU LIVE Concept Auto is Shaped Like the Body of a Swimming Fish
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56
Intuitive Automotive Apps
Intuitive Automotive Apps
'Automatic 2.0' Delivers Low-Fuel Warnings and Assesses Driving
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55
Special Edition SUVs
Special Edition SUVs
These Jeep Special Edition Vehicles Celebrate the Brand's 75th Anniversary
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54
Visionary Car Start-Ups
Visionary Car Start-Ups
Atieva is Building an Electric Car to Rival Tesla
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53
Quick-Release Roof Racks
Quick-Release Roof Racks
The 'Grips' Vehicle Roof Rack System Features a Simple Design
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52
Radar-Detecting Car Gadgets
Radar-Detecting Car Gadgets
The Beltronics GT-7 Radar Detector Packs GPS Technology and More
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51
Aviation-Inspired Cars
Aviation-Inspired Cars
This Ultra-Luxury Car is Inspired By the Annals of Aviation
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50
Electrifying Supercar Concepts
Electrifying Supercar Concepts
The Rimac Concept S Features Evenly Distributed Torque
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49
Cyclist Helmet Wiper Blades
Cyclist Helmet Wiper Blades
The Helmet Wiper Makes Motorcycle Driving in Rain Safer
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48
Autonomous Auto Start-Ups
Autonomous Auto Start-Ups
Automotive Start-Up 'Comma' is on a Mission to Beat Google and Tesla
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47
Century-Tribute Cars
Century-Tribute Cars
The Lamborghini Centenario Celebrates 100th Birthday of Its Founder
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46
Muscular German Supercars
Muscular German Supercars
This New Audi Supercar Features a Futuristic Engine Setup
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45
Stunning Hybrid Sedans
Stunning Hybrid Sedans
The Genesis New York Concept Previews Future Hyundai Creations
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44
Custom Car Tire Decals
Custom Car Tire Decals
'Tire Graficx' Custom Decals Can be Applied to Any Tire
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43
Pioneering Convertible SUVs
Pioneering Convertible SUVs
The Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept Previews Future SUV Designs
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42
Aerodynamic Concept Cars
Aerodynamic Concept Cars
Italdesign's Grand Tourer Concept Is Powered By Three Electric Motors
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41
AR-Display Concept Cars
AR-Display Concept Cars
The BMW Vision Next 100 Boasts a Futuristic Windshield
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40
On-Call Mechanic Services
On-Call Mechanic Services
YourMechanic Brings the Repair Shop to a Driver's Home or Office
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39
Custom Mini Winter Mobiles
Custom Mini Winter Mobiles
The Smart Ski Car is a Snow Car that's Designed for Winter Weather
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38
Sleek Surfboard Sidecars
Sleek Surfboard Sidecars
Peter Adams Redesigns the Ural Motorcycle Sidecar to Carry His Water Gear
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37
Gourmet Dealership Cafes
Gourmet Dealership Cafes
This Cafe is Located Inside the Big Two Toyota Dealership
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36
Brutal Production Supercars
Brutal Production Supercars
Koenigsegg's New Supercar Is the World's First 800-Volt Vehicle
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35
Turbocharged Luxury Limousines
Turbocharged Luxury Limousines
The Volkswagen Phideon is Targeted Towards High-Income Demographics
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34
Supercar Training Programs
Supercar Training Programs
The Aston Martin Vulcan Driver Experience Program is Exclusive
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33
Luxurious Flagship Trikes
Luxurious Flagship Trikes
The Rocket Trike's Successor Features Luxury and Technology Upgrades
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32
Wind-Powered Race Cars
Wind-Powered Race Cars
The Alfa Romeo AW30 Operates on Wind and an Aerodynamic Design
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31
Supercharged SUV Concepts
Supercharged SUV Concepts
The Jeep Trailcat Concept Blends Awesome Power With Precision Control
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30
Hatchback Anniversary Vehicles
Hatchback Anniversary Vehicles
The New Volkswagen Golf GTI is a Celebratory Limited-Edition Car
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29
Electric Automotive Tours
Electric Automotive Tours
Tesla's 'Meet Model X' Brings the Car to 30 Locations in North America
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28
Opulent Luxury Limousines
Opulent Luxury Limousines
The New Bentley Mulsanne Features Integrated Multimedia Entertainment
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27
3D-Printed Motorcycle Engines
3D-Printed Motorcycle Engines
Meteor Power and KWSP Created an Ultra-Compact Hybrid Engine
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26
Hydrogen-Powered Snow Vehicles
Hydrogen-Powered Snow Vehicles
The Wemotaci Concept Snowmobile is a Powerful Hydrogen Vehicle
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25
Open-Top SUVs
Open-Top SUVs
The Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is a Spacious Turbocharged Convertible
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24
Stunning Spy Cars
Stunning Spy Cars
The Aston Marton DB11 is the Most Mindblowing Bond Car Ever
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23
Turbocharged Sports Cars
Turbocharged Sports Cars
This German Sports Car Combines Supreme Power With Elegant Design
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22
Car Communication Gadgets
Car Communication Gadgets
The 'iKKEGOL' iCar 2 Car Diagnostic Tool Helps Identify Problems
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21
Connected Car Tires
Connected Car Tires
The Goodyear 'Intelligrip' Concept Vehicle Tire Communicates with the Vehicle
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20
Vehicle Hood Seating Solutions
Vehicle Hood Seating Solutions
The 'Beetle Club Chair' is Crafted from the Hood of a VW VEhicle
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19
Exorbitantly Priced Cars
Exorbitantly Priced Cars
The €2.4 Million Bugatti Chiron is Revealed Ahead of Geneva Motor Show
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18
Conceptual Space Trucks
Conceptual Space Trucks
This Space Truck Construction Set Aims to Aid Workers of the Future
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17
Magnetic Motor Hypercars
Magnetic Motor Hypercars
The 'Concept_One' is an All-Electric Vehicle Designed for Speed
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16
Personal Submersible Vehicles
Personal Submersible Vehicles
The Undersea Aquahoverer Submarine Design is Easy to Drive
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15
Hydrogen Supercar Concepts
Hydrogen Supercar Concepts
The H2 Speed is the World's First High-Performance Hydrogen-Powered Car
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14
Supercharged Muscle Cars
Supercharged Muscle Cars
The New Camaro Features a Powerful Engine and Toughened Exterior
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13
Extreme Dirt Truck Concepts
Extreme Dirt Truck Concepts
The Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Offers Durable Off-Road Performance
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12
Rejuvenated SUV Concepts
Rejuvenated SUV Concepts
Lincoln's Navigator SUV Concept Offers Boosted Performance & Sleek Design
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11
Homeless Shelter Buses
Homeless Shelter Buses
The Sleepbus Houses Sleeping Pods That Can Shelter the Homeless At Night
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10
Avant-Garde Electric Cars
Avant-Garde Electric Cars
This DS Automobiles Creation Features Cutting-Edge Vehicular Tecchnology
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9
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The Life Pod Can Easily Be Transported Around By Car
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8
Mobile Caravan Offices
Mobile Caravan Offices
The Studio1-6 Puts Together an Office on Wheels for Remote Working
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7
Modernized Retro Sports Cars
Modernized Retro Sports Cars
The 'Dacia' Concept Sports Car Blends Design Aesthetics
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6
Turbocharged Mid-Size SUVs
Turbocharged Mid-Size SUVs
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Offers Exceptionally Sporty Performance
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5
Behemoth Armored Firetrucks
Behemoth Armored Firetrucks
Russia's New Fire Trucks Are Designed to Battle Catastrophic Fires
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4
Bubbly Electric Cars
Bubbly Electric Cars
The Microlino is Inspired By Classic Italian Bubble Cars
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3
Aerodynamic Race Autos
Aerodynamic Race Autos
The 2016 Corvette Grand Sport Features a Lightweight Design for the Track
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2
Aircraft-Inspired Supercars
Aircraft-Inspired Supercars
This High-End Sports Car is Expanding the Spyker Brand's Reach
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1
Hybrid Wrangler Trucks
Hybrid Wrangler Trucks
The Crew Chief 715 Jeep Offers a Futuristic Utilitarian Driving Design
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