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Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan target 2017 for fuel cell vehicles

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The push for hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles got an extra push from agreements by five major automakers to co-develop the technology. [Read more]...
Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan target 2017 for fuel cell vehicles

Auto Dealers Complain That Tesla Stores Are Illegal... Despite Not Actually Selling Anything

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Another day, another story of stupid protectionist regulations getting in the way of anyone trying to be innovative. This time, it's about Tesla, the well known electric car company based out here in California. Apparently, various states have set up ridiculous protectionist laws that say it's illegal for automakers to...
Auto Dealers Complain That Tesla Stores Are Illegal... Despite Not Actually Selling Anything

NVIDIA details how its Jetson development kit creates smart, seeing cars

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Developing a high-end in-car infotainment system can present challenges that don't exist in other platforms -- you're juggling core car systems, a myriad of sensors and media playback in a testbed on wheels. NVIDIA has just explained how it's uniting those elements with its new, lengthily-titled Jetson Automotive Development...
NVIDIA details how its Jetson development kit creates smart, seeing cars

Robot cars: Coming to a crowded California freeway near you

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California is one step closer to becoming the second state in the nation to officially have laws governing robot-controlled cars.The state Senate unanimously passed such a measure following a near-unanimous vote by the Assembly earlier in the week. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, where it is...
Robot cars: Coming to a crowded California freeway near you
How 128 robot arms can do the work of hundreds of Chinese electronics workers

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution electric racer eyes-on

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Many automakers are testing the waters by introducing all-electric vehicles to consumers at this year's LA Auto Show, but Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution aims to stomp with the big dogs in the world of competitive racing. Taking second place at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, this juiced up...
Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution electric racer eyes-on

New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving' Will Likely Make Things Worse, Not Better

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US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been on this campaign to somehow "wipe out" distracted driving for a while. A couple of years ago, we wrote about his desire to figure out ways to disable mobile phones from working while the car is in motion. After there was a lot...
New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving' Will Likely Make Things Worse, Not Better

Telenav announces Scout for Cars: Built In, brings together phones and in-dash systems in navigation harmony

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Telenav has long been a purveyor of navigation apps for phones, browsers, and cars, but today the company's revealed Scout for Cars: Built In to bring those platforms together. It's an in-dash system that provides both the form factor and UX optimized for autos and all the features of...
Telenav announces Scout for Cars: Built In, brings together phones and in-dash systems in navigation harmony

The biggest trends spotted at CES 2013

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LAS VEGAS-- We saw 4k HDTVs, a Blu-ray resurgence, smart refrigerators and other intelligent appliances, cool PCs, slews of tablets, and much more. Here is a round-up of our trend stories from CES 2013: OLED and 4K at CES 2013: The fantasy and the reality (video)  Tablets rule: Every...
The biggest trends spotted at CES 2013

Chevrolet unveils TV spot touting Siri 'Eyes-Free' feature

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Chevrolet, the first automaker to bring Apple's Siri Eyes-Free feature to market, has debuted a new TV commercial that showcases the feature as an integral selling point for the forthcoming 2014 Chevy Sonic. The Sonic, the second production model with the feature behind the Spark, has an integrated steering-wheel button...
Chevrolet unveils TV spot touting Siri 'Eyes-Free' feature

Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems

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Drivers increasingly prefer using applications on their smartphones to the navigation systems that come installed in their cars. In a survey by J.D. Power and Associates, 46 percent of respondents said they "definitely would not" or "probably would not" repurchase a navigation system from the manufacturer, if they had the...
Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems

Gadgetwise Blog: Touch, Speak, Tap: Taking 5 Connected Cars for a Spin

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Buyers now expect their cars to have the capabilities of their smartphones, so automakers have complied. To gauge the systems, Sam Grobart, Tool Kit columnist, spent time with five cars from automakers in the forefront of telematics....
Gadgetwise Blog: Touch, Speak, Tap: Taking 5 Connected Cars for a Spin
MirrorLink phone-to-dashboard screen mirroring gets rolling with 2 Sony car radios
GM first to sport Siri's 'Eyes Free' feature with the Chevy Sonic and Spark starting next year
Will cars help iPad zoom away for good?

The Most-Googled Luxury Brands In America

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Automakers dominated a list of the most searched-for luxury goods released last week by Digital Luxury Group. BMW and Audi took the top two spots on the ranking, which was based on more than 470 million Google and Bing searches for products and services related to 500 luxury brands...
The Most-Googled Luxury Brands In America

The Latest and Best in Car Tech

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Automakers are appealing to car buyers with new in-vehicle technology like LTE, digital rearview mirrors, useful apps, and advanced telematics systems....
The Latest and Best in Car Tech

Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

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Ford used CES to announce its new AppLink developer program to foster more in-car app development, but it looks like it has even grander plans than that. The company tells Wired that it's willing to give the system that Sync AppLink is based on to any other automaker that...
Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

Automaker innovation: 10 best concept cars

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During the 2011-2012 international auto show season, automakers took the wraps off a multitude of secret design projects. CNET gathers the 10 best of the season. [Read more]...
Automaker innovation: 10 best concept cars

Pro (advertising) choice

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Behavioral advertising is backfiring – the more experienced users become, the more cautious they get in order to avoid aggressive trackingA couple of weeks ago, I came to a realisation: I was becoming more and more reluctant to click on advertising banners because I feared I would be digitally tailed...
Pro (advertising) choice

Pandora Will Pull Ahead With Warner Music

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It was just about a year and a half ago now that we were hearing the bells toll for Internet radio service Pandora, but, as evidenced in today's New York Times profile of the decade old stalwart, the service seems to be going nowhere but up. While Pandora "has been...
Pandora Will Pull Ahead With Warner Music

Rhythms for the Highway, Before the Age of the iPod

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Since the arrival of the earliest car radios in the 1920s, automakers have added sound systems in many different formats. Here are a few highlights from the audio past....
Rhythms for the Highway, Before the Age of the iPod

Five top gas-saving (non-electric) cars

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You can get excellent mileage for a hybrid or an electric, but automakers are still wringing good fuel economy from conventional engines. Here are five of the top gas-sippers. [Read more]...
Five top gas-saving (non-electric) cars

AMERICA'S 4TH AUTOMAKER HAS ARRIVED: Tesla Now Has The World's Biggest Automakers Watching With Anxiety (TSLA)

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Tesla has had a historic week. It began last Wednesday when it reported its first quarterly profit ever.  That was followed by Consumer Reports essentially calling it the best car ever when it gave it a score of 99/100. The stock's epic rally is continuing this afternoon.  Management just announced...
AMERICA'S 4TH AUTOMAKER HAS ARRIVED: Tesla Now Has The World's Biggest Automakers Watching With Anxiety (TSLA)

Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

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Wireless provider Sprint is moving into communication and entertainment systems for vehicles, and it’s bringing Airbiquity along for the ride. The Seattle-based company was selected by Sprint to provide its “Choreo” cloud platform for connected vehicles as part of the new Sprint Velocity system, which was announced earlier today. Sprint...
Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

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Black Friday online shopping sales were up 26% this year, the number of people driving to brick and mortar stores increased even faster says Inrix. Congestion was up 32.5% this year according to the traffic data Inrix now pulls from over 100 million drivers. This and another report about Thanksgiving traffic...
Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

Connected cars at CES: Automakers smarten the dashboard, keep CD player on life support

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More automakers add more music and news services plus developer kits....
Connected cars at CES: Automakers smarten the dashboard, keep CD player on life support

Will Your Next Car Steal Itself?

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As vehicles offer an ever-growing number of digital features, they could present several security threats--unless automakers manage these technologies effectively....
Will Your Next Car Steal Itself?

Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

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Over the weekend, the New York Times published an extensive report on Apple’s use of creative strategies to reduce the taxes it pays on the sale of digital goods. Apple’s giant profits were the peg for the story, but as the reporters noted, the company is far from the only...
Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road

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Believe it or not, EV battery life is still something of a Pandora's Box, even for automakers: they can tell you the battery pack's current and voltage, but not how it's really performing under pressure. Ford, GE and the University of Michigan are uniting to unlock that mystery through...
Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road
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