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WHEN January 5-6, 2014 WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV URL www.cesweb.org

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    CES: Inrix introduces first global system to guide your car to empty parking spaces
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    When the book The Secret and the law of attraction was all the rage, one of the most common examples we heard of how people used their innate ability to create whatever they wanted in the world was some variation on, "I envisioned there being an open parking spot." Now you can skip the book and...

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    Report: Wired: Ford making Sync AppLink open source, free for any automaker to use
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    Automakers aren't necessarily known for their sharing skills unless some sort of mutual agreement is in place, but it seems that Ford is looking to create a universal architecture based on its Sync AppLink on which other companies (including rival automakers) can run in-car apps free of charge....

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    CES: Toyota and Lexus show off advanced safety research vehicle [w/video]
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    While Google and Audi explore the possibilities of autonomous vehicles, Toyota and its Lexus division are studying the intermediate step of vehicles equipped with a deep suite of technology that help drivers make the best decisions. Introduced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

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    CES: Delphi to offer clever DIY smartphone interface for older cars
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    Those of us with an older car might be feeling a bit jealous of all the new cars with their fancy smart phone apps. But if you have a 1996 or newer vehicle, you may soon be able to bring your car closer to those new-fangled models. Autoblog spoke with Craig Tieman, advanced concepts and...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #315
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    Cost of high-efficiency models, 2014 Mazda6, Best and Worst Sellers of 2013 Episode #315 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about how you get nailed twice for high-efficiency trims, the 2014 Mazda6, Chrysler giving UConnect dealer-level...

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    CES: Ford announces app developer program
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    Ford used the occasion of CES to announce that the Ford Developer Program, the automaker's own app developer program, would be open to anyone wanting to participate. Ford will provide its software developer kit to registered software writers who will then have access to code libraries and...

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    CES: Nevada grants Audi third license to operate autonomous vehicles
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    A mere eight months after Nevada first licensed Google to test autonomous vehicles on its public roads, the state has granted Audi a permit as well. Including automotive supplier Continental, licensed just last month, brings the total of licensed companies to three (Audi will be recognized as...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #315 LIVE
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    We record Autoblog Podcast #315 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week's news via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream...

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    CES: Ford and Glympse hook up to give Sync location-sharing technology
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    Among the numerous apps that Ford has added to its Sync AppLink system is the location-sharing service Glympse. After The app is installed on a smartphone and the phone is paired with the AppLink interface either through Bluetooth or USB, a driver just presses the Sync button on the steering...

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    Official: Chrysler Uconnect gets dealer-activated navigation, new infotainment features
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    Get in just about any mid-level Chrysler product these days, and you'll see a touchscreen head unit that would be perfect for a navigation system. The only thing is that some of these cars equipped with the head unit for Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system were not optioned up with...

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    Video: Translogic hangs out with Daimler's Zetsche and Ford's Mulally at CES
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    Usually our sister publication Translogic is out putting futuristic transportation hardware through the paces or talking to geeks who are trying to reimagine the very infrastructure of our world. But this week, the show has a decidedly more conventional subject: Interviews with Daimler CEO...

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    Video: Sync Applink gets new NPR app, Destinations hands-on
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    Our friends at Engadget got up close and cozy with the new Ford Sync Applink interface at CES 2012. Ford has put plenty of time ironing out some of the wrinkles in the voice-command system, and the company's work has paid off. Sync Applink is designed to allow users to access certain...

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    Video: Aha Radio coming to 2013 Subaru BRZ
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    Subaru and Honda have shacked up with Aha Radio to bring streaming Internet tunes to your vehicle's cabin. According to Engadget, the system is expected to show up as an option on the 2013 Subaru BRZ. Users will need to have the Aha Radio app installed on their iOS or Android smartphone. The...

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    CES: We can't show you the most impressive infotainment system at CES
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    The only thing we can show you is the image above. No video, no additional pics, just that. Tucked away in the way-way-back of the South Hall at CES is Garmin's private meeting room. One section holds the company's current automotive, nautical and aviation systems, while the other is an...

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    Report: Mercedes boss Zetsche offends Cubans with Che Guevara joke
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    For every college student with a Che Guevara poster on their dorm room walls and a copy of Motorcycle Diaries on their shelves, there are plenty of Americans who remember the communist leader as a cold-blooded killer. That's the problem with revolutionaries; they're nothing if not divisive....

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    CES: Gracenote MoodGrid could be in cars by year's end
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    Last year at IFA, we had a chance to check out a beta version of Gracenote's MoodGrid, an Android tablet app that automatically creates a music playlist using a 10x10 grid with Positive, Energentic, Calm and Dark criteria placed on each axis. Select a place on the graph and it automatically...

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    CES: QNX guts a Porsche 911 to show off next-gen infotainment
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    QNX – now owned by Blackberry – ripped the guts out of a 997 Porsche 911 Cabrio to showcase its latest blend of infotainment, navigation and connectivity solutions. If nothing else, it's one of the better looking interfaces we found at CES. The system integrates the standard...

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    CES: Mercedes-Benz DICE concept brings gesture controls to the cockpit [w/video]
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    Not to be outdone by its competitors from Ingolstadt, Mercedes-Benz brought out its own vision of the future of interiors, complete with augmented reality, a fully customizable dashboard and gesture-based controls. There's not a knob or button to be found... The video after the jump...

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    Video: Audi shows off gesture-controlled heads-up display
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    Across the Audi stand from the new A3's interior and updated Audi Connect system was a prototype of the next-next-generation of heads-up display technology. The display comes in three parts: one in front of the driver, another in front of the passenger and yet another sitting between the two,...

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    Video: Hands-on with Kia UVO2
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    Kia is rolling out the second generation of its UVO infotainment system before we could really get to know the original, but UVO2 is packing all the advanced telematics and connectivity features of its competitors – or at least it will when it ships later this year. We had a chance to...

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