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  • Google Glass As Distracting As Smartphones For Drivers
    Google Glass As Distracting As Smartphones For Drivers

    The first scientific study on wearing Google Glass while driving has shown that the high-tech eyewear and smartphones are equally distracting.Researchers at the University of Central Florida asked 40 people to drive in a......

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  • Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California
    Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California

    Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when ......

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  • Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls
    Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls

    Features in many new cars that are widely seen as the first steps toward a self-driving future may also making cars more susceptible to cyber crime, according to a recent study.New technologies like park assist, adaptive......

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  • Five Technologies That Will Make Future Cars Safer
    Five Technologies That Will Make Future Cars Safer

    New life and time saving technology on display at the 2014 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress...

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  • Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology
    Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology

    Many consumers don't know about or trust car connectivity, according to a new study.The 2014 Harris AutoTECHCAST study found that automakers are missing the mark when it comes to in-car technology and connectivity. Resea......

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  • Tech-Savvy Cars Under $20,000
    Tech-Savvy Cars Under $20,000

    Cars aren't just for getting us from A to B anymore. Our smartphone-happy culture has turned even the least expensive new vehicles into rolling bastions of connectivity....

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  • New Corvette Feature Keeps An Eye On Valets
    New Corvette Feature Keeps An Eye On Valets

    Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."Now, General Motors......

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  • Driver Lets Infiniti Do The Driving For Him
    Driver Lets Infiniti Do The Driving For Him

    Self-driving cars seem like the way of the future, but some can't stand the wait. Like this guy, driving down Germany's famous Autobahn in an Infiniti Q50 with Active Lane Control. To test how active the Active Lane Cont......

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  • 'Navdy' Aims To Take The Distraction Out Of Driving
    'Navdy' Aims To Take The Distraction Out Of Driving

    A new device hopes to curb distracted driving by projecting cellphone functions into the driver's view of the road.Nine people a day are killed on American roadways due to distracted driving, according to the Center for ......

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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 o......

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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 ......

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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 commer......

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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 publ......

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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 construct......

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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 th......

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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 reputatio......

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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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