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Cars That Tweet, Buy Tickets

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Undaunted by fear of safety regulations, auto makers are piling new technologies into their vehicles: everything from 17-inch dashboard screens to services that check Facebook and buy movie tickets....
Cars That Tweet, Buy Tickets
2013 Toyota Avalon jump-starts wireless phone charging in cars

Toyota, Audi Prep Self-Driving Cars

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Toyota Motor Corp. and Audi AG are throwing their hats into the ring of potential suppliers of self-driving vehicles. Both auto makers confirmed on Thursday that they will be demonstrating autonomous-driving features at CES in the coming week, signaling a new effort to raise the technology’s profile among consumers. Read...
Toyota, Audi Prep Self-Driving Cars

More Apps Coming to Cars, but They're Still Miles From Perfection

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One thing’s certain at this year’s New York International Auto Show today: Auto makers are getting more app-happy. But auto apps are still far from high-tech perfection, and concerns about driver distraction still play a big part in how these apps work in cars. BMW, for one, showed how location-notification...
More Apps Coming to Cars, but They're Still Miles From Perfection

Ford Launches Ford2Go Manufacturer-Backed Car Sharing Program in Germany

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Ford today announced the official launch of its Ford2Go car-sharing service in Germany, in partnership with the company behind the manufacturer-independent Flinkster car share network. Ford2Go is the first car maker-backed car sharing program, and it will be available nationwide in Germany, bringing dealerships into the mix. Ford clearly views...
Ford Launches Ford2Go Manufacturer-Backed Car Sharing Program in Germany
How battery improvements will revolutionize the design of the electric car

Car Makers Team Up on Fuel Cells

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The Renault-Nissan alliance will work with Ford and Daimler to share the cost of developing fuel-cell vehicle systems that could feature in road cars as early as 2017, the auto makers said....
Car Makers Team Up on Fuel Cells

Lexus LF-CC Concept shows the future of touchscreen interiors

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We're boots on the ground at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and Lexus is one of the first auto makers to roll out its concept hardware for the show. The company had a few machines to unveil, but the highlight is definitely the curvaceous LF-CC. It is, alas, just...
Lexus LF-CC Concept shows the future of touchscreen interiors

Toyota, Audi to Show Self-Driving Technology

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Toyota and Audi are among the auto makers planning to show off their plans for self-driving vehicles at the coming Consumer Electronics Show next week....
Toyota, Audi to Show Self-Driving Technology
Xtime drives off with $23 million to make automotive services sleek, fast, and modern
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Google Seeks Partners for Its Autos

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Google could join with auto makers to bring its self-driving car technology to market, offer it as an after-market product or even give away the technology, a manager at the Internet company said....
Google Seeks Partners for Its Autos

Kinect in the car: Microsoft sees gestures, facial tracking in next wave of auto tech

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Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has already expanded beyond the Xbox 360 to Windows PCs. Next stop? The car. People will be able to interact with their cars using gestures, the system will know who they are using facial recognition, and advanced data mining will provide new insights into the state of...
Kinect in the car: Microsoft sees gestures, facial tracking in next wave of auto tech

Nine auto makers partner with Apple for 'Eyes Free' Siri support

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The launch of iOS 6 will bring greater automobile integration to the iPhone with "Eyes Free," a new feature that will allow a car to bring up Siri voice control....
Nine auto makers partner with Apple for 'Eyes Free' Siri support
Safety last? The conundrum of connected cars

Don't Look Now: A Car That Tweets

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Undaunted by fear of safety regulations, auto makers are piling new technologies into their vehicles: everything from 17-inch dashboard screens to services that check Facebook and buy movie tickets. This newfound confidence comes as a push for national regulations governing driving and cellphone use—including the suggestion of a total ban—has...
Don't Look Now: A Car That Tweets
Driver distractions: Study shows how smartphones keep our eyes off the road

California's Prod: Sell Electric Cars or Leave

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California's ever-stricter emissions regulations are prompting major auto makers including Chrysler to sell electric cars that are unprofitable and likely to attract few buyers on their own....
California's Prod: Sell Electric Cars or Leave
Tesla delivers 1st profit, record revenue and boosts Model S guidance to 21K
Marissa Mayer and Menlo Ventures invest $13.9M in Getaround

QNX unveils Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle for off-road Facebookers

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QNX Software has just peeled the price-sticker off a new Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle that showcases its latest "CAR 2" application platform. The hope is to show how well the system can let car manufacturers build in-vehicle entertainment and infotainment with a custom look, and lets developers create apps...
QNX unveils Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle for off-road Facebookers

Road Bumps May Loom for Car Giants

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Europe's struggling mass-market auto makers risk having to take additional measures to stay in business if already weak sales worsen more than expected in 2013....
Road Bumps May Loom for Car Giants

Recargo And Xatori Merge To Make PlugShare The Essential App For Electric Car Drivers

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People are afraid that if they drive an electric vehicle, they’ll run out of juice somewhere. So to convince more people to buy electric cars and dominate the charging station locator market, Xatori and Recargo are merging. The combined charge finder developers will go by the name Recargo to promote...
Recargo And Xatori Merge To Make PlugShare The Essential App For Electric Car Drivers

US DOT: Auto makers should disable in-dash electronics when cars are moving

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Automobile makers should prevent drivers from using their in-vehicle electronic devices to browse the Internet and send text messages while their vehicles are moving, the U.S. Department of Transportation has recommended.Auto makers should also lock out drivers in moving cars from reading text messages, viewing photographs, displaying scrolling text...
US DOT: Auto makers should disable in-dash electronics when cars are moving

Self-driving cars will debut at CES from Toyota and Audi

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Move over, big-screen TVs, cell phones, and tablets, because cars might steal the show at next week's International CES. As preparations for the annual electronics show approach their climax here, two of the most awaited announcements aren't from big-name electronics companies but rather auto makers Toyota and Audi. Each...
Self-driving cars will debut at CES from Toyota and Audi
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