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Volkswagen announces new driver assistance and safety technology features coming to its entire 2016 lineup. VW offerings will also get an upgraded infotainment system.

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In a move to maker pedestrians safer, NHTSA finally intends to release its rules governing the sound from EVs and hybrids in November. They don't go into effect until 2018, though.

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4x4 Dyno Allows For Year-Round Extreme Weather Testing

The FCA Tech Center's new 4x4 dyno allows engineers to perform year-round extreme weather testing.

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A "white-hat" hacker has demonstrated a way of taking control of GM vehicles compatible with OnStar's RemoteLink app.

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In an impressive and colorful stunt, Lexus and Will.i.am make music on a runway by precisely driving through some laser beams.

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Multiple high-profile car hacks this year suggest that vehicles aren't entirely secure from software vulnerabilities. Experts say that future problems are inevitable.

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Audi is bringing a concept to the Frankfurt motor show with a new type of organic LED taillights.

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Auto Express reports that the coming Audi RS4 could get one electric and one conventional turbocharger instead of two conventional turbos.

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General Motors shows off its Front Pedestrian Braking system, a low-cost driver aid to be introduced on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

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Daimler believes that it's close to getting permission to begin testing semi-autonomous big rigs on the roads there very soon.

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FCA US is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the US to send the owners a software upgrade to prevent potential hacks. The issue stems from the weakness recently discovered in the Uconnect system in a Jeep Cherokee.

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Bosch and TomTom are partnering to create improved autonomous vehicle tech. They want to have all of the freeways in Germany ready for driverless cars by the end of 2015 with high-definition maps.

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The ninth-generation Honda Accord gets a thorough refresh for 2016. The sedan packs upgraded styling and a ton of new tech, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Florida Official Says State Is Courting Autonomous Tech Companies

Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that.

Driving Gizmos That Make Us Smile

We asked the Autoblog team which car and car-related technologies have stood out this year. The list is as diverse as we are.

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The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets.

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Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.

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After battling with Uber, celebrities and New York Governor Cuomo, the De Blasio administration has shelved plans to cap Uber growth in New York City. For now.

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A programmable shift light projected on the windshield is another reason to get excited for the upcoming Ford Shelby GT350.

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Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline."

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GM now has a patent for a cloud-based system to transfer personalization settings between vehicles, including the seating position, audio presets, contacts, and much more. The automaker sees useful applications for car sharing services and rental companies.

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