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Hyundai Lends Us A Sonata, A Phone, And A Watch In Order To See What's What

We spend a week with Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Our verdict? It fulfills the promise of the technology. Here's how.

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General Motors Officials Say Interfaces Will Hit Dealerships This Summer

Long awaited, the race among automakers to keep drivers connected to their smartphones has officially entered a new era.

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A British research firm examines the coming data problems resulting from traffic jams. In 10 years, data surges at specific sites could interfere with connected cars and devices.

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VW powertrain chief confirms that the upcoming facelifed Golf will incorporate the gesture-control and smartphone integration features from the Golf R Touch concept showcased at CES.

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Hyundai is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto operating system on a production vehicle. The software is available on the 2015 Sonata and mirrors a smartphone's interface on the sedan's infotainment screen.

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the MB Companion App for Apple Watch this fall, porting directions between the wearable device and the vehicle's onboard navigation system, with further features to follow.

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Apple files for a patent for 'humanized navigation instructions for mapping applications' that would provide more human-like detail to navigation instructions.

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Plus: WRX Gets Larger Wheels, STI Gets Optional Lip Spoiler

Subaru is expanding the availability of the EyeSight safety suite to the 2016 WRX and giving all models its Starlink infotainment system. The 2016 STI Limited offers a smaller wing as a no-cost option.

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J.D. Power's latest survey asked 5,300 consumers what automotive technologies they're most interested in. The results aren't exactly a big surprise.

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A recent study finds that 84 percent of Americans still use the AM/FM radio in their car, and 67 percent listen to it as their main form of audio while behind the wheel.

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Cadillac shows off a monochrome rendering of the interior in the CT6 sedan while promoting the new, 34-speaker Bose Panaray Sound System that will come with it.

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Porsche is putting a greater focus on developing connectivity technology in its vehicles for the future, and the company might be working with Apple and Google on solutions. Also, expect to see more hybrids from the sports car brand in the future, maybe even a full EV.

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Ford isn't completely abandoning its partnership with Microsoft. The tech company will supply the wireless updates to models equipped with the new Sync 3 infotainment system.

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Semi-Autonomous Auto Steering Coming Soon

Tesla's Model S software update 6.2 adds Range Assurance and Trip Planner to help ease range anxiety, and update 7.0 promises much more exciting tech, like auto steering and semi-autonomous modes.

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Hyundai has launched a Blue Link update that makes the app's features work through smartwatches.

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During Apple's big Spring Forward press conference, CEO Tim Cook announced that every major automaker was now on board with its CarPlay in-vehicle operating system, and that the functionality will arrive on over 40 new cars by the end of the year.

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Are people starting to view replacing their cars as being no different than replacing their iPhone? Well, yeah, kinda.

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Daimler boss Dietzer Zetsche doesn't think Google is serious about actually building cars and is just investigating how people use vehicles. He said he sees opportunities to work with the search giant in the future but thinks there is a possibly antagonistic relationship when it comes to data privacy.

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Sen. Ed Markey Says Automakers 'Haven't Done Their Part' To Keep Drivers Safe

Automakers are ill-equipped to handle the growing scope of cyber threats faced by cars on American roads, a critical new report charges.

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60 Minutes has a segment showing how the Software Innovation Division of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hacks into a Chevrolet Impala through the Onstar telematics system and gains control of the vehicle while reporter Leslie Stahl is driving.

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Infotainment Influx Taking Toll On Customers and Dealers Alike

You remember Rikk Wilde. The Chevrolet regional manager became an immediate sensation last fall when he stammered through his World Series presentation and invoked the now-famous "technology and stuff" catchphrase to describe the automaker's latest offerings. As it turns out, he's not the only car guy struggling to offer more specifics on the newest automotive technology.

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