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  • Tesla Wins Technology Of The Year Award
    Tesla Wins Technology Of The Year Award

    The winner of AOL Auto's second annual Technology Of The Year award ran away with the votes for the award, clearly surpassing all of the other contenders.We're giving it to Tesla's Supercharger Network, which today is made up of 54 chargin......

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  • How Soundwaves Could Eventually Replace Windshield Wipers
    How Soundwaves Could Eventually Replace Windshield Wipers

    Leave it to a British company to improve driving in the rain.Formula One racing team McLaren has found a new way to streamline their already ridiculously fast cars. It's trying to get rid of the windshield wipers. Chief engineer Frank Steph......

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  • Technology of the Year: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive
    Technology of the Year: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive

    Mercedes Benz has introduced a significant expansion of its "Intelligent Drive" to improve safety and specifically help drivers avoid a crash. The suite of active-safety technologies uses a combination of radar arrays, cameras, proximity se......

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  • Technology of the Year: Mopar In-Vehicle Wireless Charging for Portable Devices
    Technology of the Year: Mopar In-Vehicle Wireless Charging for Portable Devices

    Power has always been a guiding light for the Mopar parts and accessories group at Chrysler. For their newest power pack, Mopar branches out from their normal mantra of horsepower to charging power. With their new charging mat for mobile de......

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  • Technology of the Year: Tesla Supercharger Network
    Technology of the Year: Tesla Supercharger Network

    Tesla Motors has rocked the car world by designing, building - but most importantly, selling viable and desirable electric cars. With 2013 sales expected to hit 20,000 cars, and a forecast of 40,000 units in 2014,Teslas are gaining recognit......

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  • Technology of the Year: Chevrolet MyLink Valet Mode
    Technology of the Year: Chevrolet MyLink Valet Mode

    The new Chevy Impala comes with a little bit of James Bond inside. Press a button and - voila! - a secret storage bin large enough to hold valuable items like an MP3 player, mobile phone or wallet is unveiled behind the 8-inch MyLink center......

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  • Technology of the Year: Volvo Pedestrian And Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake
    Technology of the Year: Volvo Pedestrian And Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake

    Long a pioneer in auto safety (the first company with seat belts, after all), Volvo introduced a new system this year that recognizes both pedestrians and bicyclists ahead of the car to alert and avert collisions. Pedestrian and Cyclist Det......

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  • Technology of the Year: Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention
    Technology of the Year: Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention

    "I never saw him!" How many times have police officers heard that one, after someone plays bumper cars with real automobiles, bikes, kids, pedestrians, dogs, etc?To help reduce the frequency of those incidents, Infiniti introduced their Bac......

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  • AOL Autos Names Six Technology Of The Year Finalists
    AOL Autos Names Six Technology Of The Year Finalists

    AOL Autos has named six finalists for its second annual Technology of the Year Award. The finalists, which will be voted on by readers, represent the latest innovations in car connectivity, active safety, fuel economy and telematics.Having ......

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  • Nissan-Renault and Mitsubishi Expand EV Partnership
    Nissan-Renault and Mitsubishi Expand EV Partnership

    There are many months when we are not sure Mitsubishi Motors is still in business. But that is mostly a phenomenon of the U.S. market. In Asia and Europe, Mitsubishi is a bit more viable. And apparently the company has technology worthwhile......

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  • A 3-D Printed Car To Drive Across America
    A 3-D Printed Car To Drive Across America

    You have heard of 3D printed tools, furniture and even guns. It is not surprising that the tech craze has caught on in the automotive space.Come 2015, Cody and Tyler Kor plan to drive a mostly 3-D printed car they are calling the Urbee from......

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  • Chevy Adds Text-To-Voice And Stop-Start To Malibu
    Chevy Adds Text-To-Voice And Stop-Start To Malibu

    Chevy has added text-to-voice capability to the 2014 Chevy Malibu as the General Motors division tries to improve the overall profile of the mid-sized sedan in year-two of its product cycle.Besides a text-to-voice feature, which reads text ......

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  • Are Diesels Ready to Give Hybrids a Run for the Money?
    Are Diesels Ready to Give Hybrids a Run for the Money?

    Celebrities and politicians don't seem interested in doing a photo-ops with diesel cars like they are with electric and hybrid cars. But car companies are forging ahead anyway with new diesel vehicles, hoping they can convince more car shop......

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  • TOY: Aha Radio Ads CBC, BlogTalk and Hay House
    TOY: Aha Radio Ads CBC, BlogTalk and Hay House

    Aha, the service that allows users to organize their own customized content on their smartphone, and integrate it to a car's entertainment system, announced it has added CBC/Radio-Canada, BlogTalkRadio and self-improvement content provider ......

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  • Honda Researching Ways To Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities
    Honda Researching Ways To Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities

    There's a pedestrian approaching a crosswalk. He's focused on his iPhone, oblivious to the fact he's walking into danger.We're driving down the street. There's a minivan parked alongside the curb, obscuring the view of the sidewalk. We're o......

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  • SmileDrive Boosts Road Trip Fun: VW and Google Pair Bluetooth Style
    SmileDrive Boosts Road Trip Fun: VW and Google Pair Bluetooth Style

    VW and Google's new SmileDrive app is a way to boost the social fun factor of road trips and everyday commuting, all while remaining safely undistracted by data the app logs as you motor along.Impressively, SmileDrive is brand-agnostic. You......

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  • Ford Faces Lawsuit Over MyFord Touch Glitches
    Ford Faces Lawsuit Over MyFord Touch Glitches

    From the moment cars equipped with MyFord Touch rolled off the assembly line two short years ago, the infotainment system has been a black eye for the company.It has been plagued by glitches. It blacks out. It freezes up. It stops working. ......

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  • Next Up From Apple, A New Infotainment System
    Next Up From Apple, A New Infotainment System

    Siri is already becoming a more prominent fixture in our vehicles as Apple finds ways to collaborate with car makers. Now we've got a glimpse at what other vehicular developments are coming from the tech giant.Earlier this week, Apple was g......

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  • Ford Adds Knobs to Help Touch-Screen Frustration in MyFord Touch
    Ford Adds Knobs to Help Touch-Screen Frustration in MyFord Touch

    Amid continued customer criticism of its MyFord Touch infotainment technology, Ford Motor Company has announced that it will bring back conventional analog knobs for functions such as volume control and radio tuning in vehicles equipped wit......

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  • OnStar Offering Some Remote Services For Free
    OnStar Offering Some Remote Services For Free

    Looking to stay in step with its growing competition, OnStar announced Wednesday it will offer free features to new customers who buy a 2014 vehicle.OnStar pioneered the connected car, offering emergency services and navigation functions to......

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