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  • Drivers Want Simpler Infotainment Systems In Cars
    Drivers Want Simpler Infotainment Systems In Cars

    There have been 173 apps developed and embedded in cars in the U.S in the recent past. But according to new research, drivers really only want two.A study from the automotive market research firm SBD study asked 46 car owners to complete si......

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  • IIHS Releases New Rankings From Crash-Avoidance Tests
    IIHS Releases New Rankings From Crash-Avoidance Tests

    In the past, automotive engineers focused on creating safety systems that protected drivers in car crashes. In the future, advances like the Google self-driving car on display this week, will likely remove motorists and their steering wheel......

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  • Google's Self-Driving Car Is Mastering City Streets
    Google's Self-Driving Car Is Mastering City Streets

    Google says that cars it has programmed to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available sel......

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  • Trickle-Down Technology
    Trickle-Down Technology

    Most of the cool stuff we see debut on luxury cars does eventually make its way down the automotive food chain into cars and trucks with less prestigious pedigrees....

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  • Apple Patents 'Lock-Out' For iPhone To Curb Distracted Driving
    Apple Patents 'Lock-Out' For iPhone To Curb Distracted Driving

    Apple is developing technology to help curb distracted driving. The tech giant filed a patent on technology which would make it impossible for iPhone owners to use certain functions while behind the wheel.The patent published Tuesday by the......

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  • Volvo Develops Inflatable Car Seat
    Volvo Develops Inflatable Car Seat

    Properly installing a bulky, awkward car seat is one of the most essential -- and frustrating -- skills parents must master. Volvo has developed a better way: an inflatable, portable, ultra-light car seat.Volvo constructed the seats from a ......

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  • Parents Invent Device To Track Teen Driving Habits
    Parents Invent Device To Track Teen Driving Habits

    A couple worried about teaching their sixteen-year-old son good driving habits has invented a device that allows parents to peak in on how their kids are driving.Jaideep and Sandhya Jain were featured in USA Today for their start-up company......

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  • The 2013 AOL Autos Holiday Gift Guide
    The 2013 AOL Autos Holiday Gift Guide

    We have some interesting ideas that won't bust your budget, and are pretty cool and unique. They're sure to put a smile on any auto lovers face....

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  • Most Extravagant Options On Luxury Cars
    Most Extravagant Options On Luxury Cars

    Rich people have good lives, and carmakers want to make sure they're never, ever inconvenienced. So they offer lots of pricey options to make sure rich people have back massagers, scented air and even foot rests as they speed down the road....

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  • Dashcams Come To America
    Dashcams Come To America

    The dashboard camera, a popular technology found in many Russian cars, has come to the United States. Bill Gremminger, founder of the online dashcam shop dashcamusa.com, sees the cameras as a way to protect the reputation of professional an......

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  • The Best Bling and Gadgets of CES and Detroit Auto Show 2013
    The Best Bling and Gadgets of CES and Detroit Auto Show 2013

    Preview the Audiovox Wireless Charger, Hi-Call Bluetooth Talking Glove, Magellan smartGPS, Ford Sync AppLink and other car gadgets....

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  • How Cars Are Becoming Mobile Offices
    How Cars Are Becoming Mobile Offices

    Click through to check out some of the newest technologies available and how it can help different businesses....

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  • Six Technologies Every Car Should Have
    Six Technologies Every Car Should Have

    Find out which features that are optional on some vehicles, or not even available from some automakers, should be standard on every car and truck....

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  • The Five Technologies You Must Understand Before You Buy Your Next Car
    The Five Technologies You Must Understand Before You Buy Your Next Car

    Click through to see some of the most important technology in many vehicles and why you should know what it does before you buy....

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  • Ask The Car Coach: Talking Hot Cars and Bad Fuel Economy
    Ask The Car Coach: Talking Hot Cars and Bad Fuel Economy

    Lauren Fix is the Car Coach. She answers reader mail and comments on our Facebook page. You can see all of Lauren Fix's advice at www.laurenfix.com. Dear Car Coach: My fuel economy has lately dropped off, and I really don't want to get ......

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  • Fiat Brews Up World's First In-Car Espresso Maker
    Fiat Brews Up World's First In-Car Espresso Maker

    The humble cupholder has long been a basic accessory in a passenger car. Brewing something to fill it inside the vehicle? That's a more recent enhancement. This fall, Fiat is expected to offer built-in espresso machines on the 500L crossov......

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  • Feds Recommend Ban Of Hands-Free Phone Use To Curb Epidemic of Distracted Driving
    Feds Recommend Ban Of Hands-Free Phone Use To Curb Epidemic of Distracted Driving

    Ten years from now, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board hopes she's not sitting in another symposium like the one convened Tuesday. Deborah Hersman said it shouldn't take much longer for people to act on what experts ......

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  • BMW Offers Glimpse Of Its Next-Generation Driver Assistance System On AutoBahn
    BMW Offers Glimpse Of Its Next-Generation Driver Assistance System On AutoBahn

    Building on earlier technical advancements, BMW has offered a glimpse at the next iteration of its ConnectedDrive assistance system tweaked for the 5 Series. The original relied on radar and camera systems. The new version includes ultrason......

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  • GPS Tracking Devices
    GPS Tracking Devices

    Do you ever get that feeling that you're being followed? Maybe you are. Everyone from law enforcement to car dealers are using GPS Devices to track people's rides....

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  • Do Advertised Fuel Savings Gizmos Really Work?
    Do Advertised Fuel Savings Gizmos Really Work?

    With gas prices above $3.50 a gallon, companies which manufacture "fuel saving" devices are thriving. These companies are vying for the motoring public's dollars and preying on their ignorance.Whenever the price of gas goes up, I receive hu......

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