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16Near-field communications with tap-to-pair phones coming to cars

Expect to find Near-Field Communications (NFC) in your next new car if you're planning on buying one in a few years. If you have kids who play with Disney Infinity, you're already somewhat familiar with the technology that allows nearby devices to talk to each other. Apple is already giving the tech a big push with Apple Pay, and the electronics are only expected to grow in acceptance from there.

9Skylock brings your bike into the 21st sharing century

Keys and combinations are for your old man. Skylock brings your bike lock into the digital age, which actually is more exciting and practical than it sounds. This solar-powered U-lock claims to be "as strong as any lock on the market," and features levels of connectivity that add a lot of versatility to what used to just be a thing to keep your bike from getting nicked.

AddTechsplanations: Infotainment

From Bluetooth connectivity, to in-car apps, we decode the latest hi-tech infotainment systems

From Bluetooth connectivity to in-car apps, we decode the latest hi-tech infotainment systems

AddHelios Bars Make Your Bike Smarter With Bluetooth GPS, LED Lighting [VIDEO]

For cyclists, the road can be a dangerous place, and it can become all the more dangerous when you have to look up directions to where you are going on your phone while pedaling away. That's why bike-tech startup Helios created Helios Bars, handlebars that turn your ride into a smart bike.

24Verizon's Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi now on sale for $250

Partnering with Verizon Wireless, Delphi Automotive has released its Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi product that allows drivers to to locate, track, secure, access and monitor their vehicle using a smartphone, computer or tablet. Touted as a first-in-class product, it works with most vehicles newer than the 1996 model year.

2Apple's Siri Coming To Honda And Acura

Less than 12 months since Apple announced "Eyes Free" Siri integration, we have another automaker officially jumping on board.

24Will your next car feature Bluetooth-enabled, self-adjusting seats? [w/video]

At one time, recently at that, the 22-way adjustable seat was a marvel – especially since we didn't know our own bodies even had 22 different ways to be seated comfortably. Automotive supplier Faurecia plans on going well beyond that, however, with its prototype Bluetooth-enabled SmartFit seating system.

110New iPhone 5 may come with incompatible connector for cars

Nearly the entire auto industry has finally caught up with the world of consumer electronics, offering a way to connect the iPod/iPhone – be it via USB, Bluetooth or official Apple connector – in most new cars. The 30-pin Apple connector was first incorporated in a car by BMW in 2004 and was significant because it meant inclusion of a connector that only works for a single brand's products.

1Apple Announces Siri-Enabled Eyes Free Car Integration, Google-less Maps App At WWDC 2012

Monday at Apple's WWDC keynote, VP of iOS software, Scott Forstall, made the announcement that Apple will finally be getting involved with the auto industry. It has been a long time coming. Many automakers have already tried to persuade the big fruit to collaborate on in-car tech, but it was always rumored that Apple wasn't interested. But now, it seems they have changed their minds and want to make their Siri voice recognition software the focus of in-car control.

AddOut With Maps, In With Apps

Chevrolet Sonic and Spark to use app for navigation system

Chevrolet will debut an all new navigation system with its small cars, one that will use the driver's phone to provide a navigation system for the vehicle.

511NTSB still pushing to ban hands-free phones in cars

Today's automobiles are more connected than ever, and the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't seem to approve. The Detroit News reports that NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman is standing behind a recommendation to ban drivers from making hands-free phone calls that aren't of the emergency variety.

AddThe 2013 Lexus GS Adds Tech, Apps, And A Huge Screen [VIDEO]

Lexus is trying a new recipe with the all-new 2013 GS. We aren't here to go in depth with drive impressions--head to Autoblog for those--we'd rather tell you about the tech ingredients that make the new GS a savory entrée.

46How researchers can shut down your phone while you're driving

With every state looking to enact (or having already passed) legislation that makes it illegal to operate a mobile phone while behind the wheel, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers in New Jersey are taking it one massive step further.

15Infiniti Personal Assistant concierge service now comes with every new car purchase

Infiniti is looking for ways to make your life easier, and not just with the continued improvement of its vehicles, either. In fact, the automaker has just launched a new service called Infiniti Personal Assistant, and it puts a team of professionals at your beck and call 24 hours a day.

11Designated Distraction? SYNC begins offering Fantasy Baseball updates

The Ford SYNC hands-free tech has proven to be a well-liked commodity over the past several years, in part because the automaker continues to update the feature-packed system. Now the automaker is catering to the estimated seven million fantasy baseball fans with on-demand weekly statistic updates right from the comfort of the driver's seat of a SYNC-equipped Ford or Lincoln.

47Report: LaHood mulling nationwide ban on all in-car mobile phone use?

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to make our roads a safer place. Distracted driving is arguably his number one issue, and LaHood is waging a concerted campaign to try and curb it. Is he taking things a step too far, though? According to Automotive News, LaHood has now stated that he believes motorists are distracted by any use of a mobile device while driving. This includes making hands-free calls through the use of in-car or in-ear Bluetooth devices. LaHood's department is going

18Video: Volkswagen developing Terminal Mode for full smartphone control through nav screen

Volkswagen and Nokia's Terminal Mode – Click above to watch video after the jump

9Chronolyze unleashes the potential of Porsche's Sport Chrono Plus

Chronolyze software – Click above for high-res image gallery of screen shots

20The Next Big Debate: Hardware or software?

More tech in your car? Oh, that's inevitable. But automakers are trying to figure out the best way to implement it. There are two main architectures currently; tethered and embedded. Ford's SYNC is an example of a tethered tech-integration system that uses Bluetooth to connect to mobile devices consumers already own and carry with them. General Motors' OnStar system is an embedded setup that builds the technology into the car. Going forward, the consensus seems to be that we're going to see syst

8RIM and BMW collaborate on iDrive-controlled BlackBerry integration [w/video]

BMW iDrive BlackBerry connectivity – Click above to view the video after the jump

37Report: NSC decrees all cell phone driving as dangerous, cites 30 studies

Surprise, surprise. The National Safety Council just released a report saying that all cell phone use while driving – even hands-free – is potentially dangerous and "risky behavior." The study includes some pretty scary figures, including this one: At any time, 11 percent of drivers on the road are on their phones at the same time. Even worse, the NSC estimates that one out of every four automobile accidents occur because the at-fault driver was on the phone. The NSC combed over and

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