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    In-car navigation systems set to go 3D?
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    Navigation systems have quickly gone from being an interactive way to direct one from Point A to Point B to massive infotainment centerpieces capable of MP3 player integration, web browsing and wifi. Auto Express is reporting that GPS units could go 3D as soon as next year, because advancements in ...

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    J.D. Power study shows people interested in new car tech, but not if they have to pay for it
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    Smaller, cheaper electronics have been a boon for the auto industry, as car technology has boomed over the past few years. J.D. Power has been studying the tech trend, surveying over 19,000 potential car buyers to gauge interest in new tech like nav systems and infotainment systems. The powerful ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek at Hyundai Genesis Coupe's next-gen nav system
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    Hyundai Genesis Coupe navigation system prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Hyundai's sparkling Genesis Coupe debuted earlier this year, we heard from many of you who were excited about the rear-drive model's performance prospects. More than a few we spoke with, however, ...

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    Eyes on the Road: AT&T bringing CruiseCast in-car satellite tv to market
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    AT&T is starting to work with pockets of customers to test its CruiseCast satellite-based entertainment service before officially putting the TV/radio service on wide offer. When the whole clan is on the go, it may work to keep everyone calm and quiet, and when your Prevost motor coach is ...

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    Future Ford SYNC upgrade could include Pandora streaming
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    Click the image above to view a video of the new SYNC system after the jump
    At the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Ford announced that three new features would be included on the next iteration of the SYNC system: traffic data, GPS-guided directions and the ability to snag information from ...

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    Those Monsters: Monster Cable sues Monster Transmission
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    Monster Cable is nothing if not aggressive. The company rabidly peddles overpriced wiring products to purchasers incapable of analysis, and Monster Cable is just as obnoxious about suing everything in sight that uses "Monster" in its name. What kind of copyright infringement might Monster Mini Golf ...

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    New York: Definite Maybe - VW Up! could be headed Stateside
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    Volkswagen Up! Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in New York, Volkswagen CEO Stefan Jacoby said the company might be shaking things "Up" again in the States. The on-again, off-again status of the Up! mini-car on these shores is apparently about to go on – again. ...

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    Don't tell ME how to drive! - Next-gen Ford navigation system could have "emotions"
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    In the near future, Ford vehicles may fire back a retort if you get cheesed off enough to yell at the car. According to the details of a patent filing, Ford is working on an Emotive Advisory System (EAS) that simulates emotions when interacting with occupants, and may also use an avatar to express ...

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    Ironic legislation: CARB ruling to kill aftermarket plug-in hybrids?
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    The uncertain future of the alternative-powered and alternative-fueled vehicle is being decided by a confluence of old and new technology, big business and start-ups, marketing, vested interests, and public perception. It is no surprise, then, that when it comes to government regulation, we are ...

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    Bentley V8 turns 50 years old
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    Click on the image above for a small high-res gallery of Bentley's V8 engine
    When the conversation turns to classic V8 engines from a bygone era, the discussion often starts and ends with the small block Chevy that was introduced way back in 1955 and continues to terrorize the overhead-cam masses ...

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    AMG Boss: "The horsepower wars are over."
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series
    That's the way it goes with fashion: it's on the runway in Paris in March and in a bucket at Big Lots by September. Mercedes-Benz' in-house tuning arm, AMG, has decided to turn with the popular tide and call time ...

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    Land Rover to borrow one of Jag's diesels
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    When the facelifted Range Rover Sport and Land Rover Discovery 3 (LR3 in the U.S.) take their bows later this year, in addition to the new faces they'll also be showing off new engines. The 2.7-liter TDV6 currently used is good for 190 hp and 324 lb-ft. The new engine will be Jaguar's 3.0-liter ...

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    Hartley reworks Hayabusa powerplant for easy use in autos
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    We've been enamored with the idea of stuffing a Suzuki Hayabusa-derived V8 engine into an appropriately light and sporty four-wheeled conveyance since we first learned of such a powerplant's existence last Spring. The task of creating a 'Zuki-powered sled is set to become significantly easier now ...

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    Ward's Auto declares Ten Best Engines of 2009
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    Ward's Auto has released its annual list of Ten Best Engines for the new year, and our first assessment is that it's just as interesting for what isn't present as for what is. First of all, let's get the official list out of the way: Audi AG: 2.0L TFSI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (A4 Avant) BMW ...

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    Mercedes will begin phasing out V12 engines
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    Mercedes-Benz, longtime stalwarts of the V12 engine, is considering lowering its preferred cylinder count by a third. While our first inclination is to assume that this change is being made to increase the fuel efficiency and lower the emissions of the overall Daimler line, the real reason that the ...

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    Honda V8 coming... in 2015
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    "You've got to have the right tool for the job." "You can't bring a knife to a gun-fight." Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. We've heard it all before. Honda makes some excellent engines, there's no doubt about that, from small displacement four-pots that rev through the roof to gloriously smooth and ...

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    Fisker Karma to use GM's 2.0-liter turbo'd four
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Fisker Karma
    Fisker Automotive has apparently decided that 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque should be plenty of power to recharge some batteries. Those 260 galloping ponies will come courtesy of the General in the form of its 2.0L direct injected and ...

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    Sirius and XM debut new lineups
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    Sirius and XM have buried the hatchet and merged their content, to the likely displeasure of many. XM closes 15 stations while simultaneously adding 22 new selections to the lineup, and Sirius pretty much broke even, trading 11 stations for 10 new ones. As has always been the case, the sports fans ...

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    Hyundai develops high-performance diesel R-Engine
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    Not too long ago, Hyundai didn't compete directly with anything coming out of Germany (or perhaps that's the other way around). Now Hyundai is determined not to let up on its recently-made foes. Today it unveiled the R-Engine, a new diesel in two capacities that the company says "can comfortably ...

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    Next-gen SRX and Equinox to also get DI 3.0L V6
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    If current rumors prove accurate, General Motors has big plans for its line of high-feature V6s, and with good reason. These six-cylinder engines make class competitive power and are very smooth. Thanks to direct injection, the engine range also offers excellent fuel efficiency when mated to GM's ...

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