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Google's self-driving car protoype under assembly

GM views Google's self-driving cars as a serious threat

Google's recently revealed custom self-driving car has awakened its potential competitors to the potential threat that Google potentially poses. General Motors, the Detroit-based automotive giant and the second largest manufacturer in the world (behind Toyota), is looking at that car and seeing...
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Robots can get their driver's license in California later this year

Self-driving connected cars are inching closer to daily reality from Google-borne pipe dream. A handful of select co-pilots will be able to get licenses through the San Francisco DMV to get around town in one of the otherwise-unmanned vehicles. Fees are $150 for 10 drivers and 20 vehicles....
Google's self-driving cars can't go where no man has gone before

Google's self-driving cars can't go where no man has gone before

So it turns out that Google's self-driving car may not be as smart as we thought — though it's still pretty darn smart. The teched-out Lexus RX350h has plenty of lasers, cameras and radar systems to keep it on track when driving around with no human at the wheel, but according to Google Software...

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Tesla's D variant is an all-wheel-drive Model S with dual motors and autopilot mode

At an announcement in Los Angeles, Elon Musk unveiled the latest offering by Tesla Motors, the D variant. The car is a tweaked version of the Model S that features all-wheel-drive and dual motors, bringing faster acceleration and better performance in bad weather conditions. Tesla will be...
Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge to feature built-in MirrorLink support

Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge to feature built-in MirrorLink support

Samsung and the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) have today announced that the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge both support MirrorLink. Much like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink pairs a smartphone with compatible vehicles, enabling owners to utilize neat connected features....
The Tesla 'D' may have been seen already

The Tesla 'D' may have been seen already

On October 9, Tesla will be pulling the wraps off its next electric car, teased by CEO, Elon Musk, as the 'D.' A week out, the first real world images of the new model look to have been seen with this photo being posted to the Tesla Motors Club owners forum. If it all pans out it looks like 'D'...
HERE Auto goes for a multiscreen cockpit in Paris

HERE Auto goes for a multiscreen cockpit in Paris

The Paris Motor Show is in full swing and one familiar name, HERE, is exhibiting its newest in-car technologies with a multiscreen twist. While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the two big new kids on the block, HERE is trying to demonstrate the power of embedded systems over those that simply...
Pioneer CarPlay

The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to...
Mojio brings Canadians remote automotive diagnostics

Mojio brings remote automotive diagnostics to Canadians

Canada's TELUS has teamed up with Mojio to create a new, cellular-powered connected car device. Much like the Automatic smart driving system, the Mojio plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port, found in most new cars since 1996. The Mojio device will cost $169 at launch, which includes the first...
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Automatic teams up with Ford for an amazing connected car experience

Today Automatic has announced that they are teaming up with Ford to offer an awesome connected car experience. Automatic's Link currently attaches to an OBD port of most newer cars, reporting back data to your smartphone like MPG, miles traveled and your own "driving score". Through the...
Audi Q3

2015 Audi Q3 will pack AT&T LTE

AT&T has announced that the Audi Q3 will be able to take advantage of their 4G network for the same cost of adding a tablet to your existing data bucket ($10/month). The latest Audi cars use Audi connect, which includes Google Maps GPS directions, access to parking data, and geotagged...
AT&T announces major app partnerships for connected car platform Drive

AT&T announces major app partnerships for connected car platform Drive

AT&T has announced that a number of major app developers have signed on to build apps for its AT&T Drive connected car platform. The apps focus on weather, audio entertainment, and utilities like finding your parked car. Both iHeartRadio and Stitcher will be integrated into the AT&...
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Volvo's 2015.5 lineup has standard features that can be controlled by your phone

Volvo (volvocars.com), the Swedish automaker, has just announced that their new 2015 models will include the company's Sensus connectivity and infotainment system as standard. This includes the 2015.5 Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S80, and XC70. Volvo's Sensus Connect system includes smartphone...

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