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Didi, the Chinese ride-hailing service, is worth more than 1.5 times the 2015 NASA budget.

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In Silicon Valley and elsewhere, services are offering to fill your tank with gas while you're at home or work. But fire departments say it's illegal.

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UC Santa Barbara's student team created user-tracking "ghost cars."

Switching on the app's invisible mode shields the user from being seen until an update fixes the issue.

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BMW wants to ensure their products get driven, even if they are shared.

BMW has chosen Seattle to be the first city for its new ReachNow program, which is an overhauled version of the earlier DriveNow car sharing program available in San Francisco.

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Sidecar recently became part of GM. Not long after, Sidecar's co-founder Jahan Khanna left.

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The company just completely redesigned its iOS and Android Traffic apps, adding machine learning features, calendar integration and more.

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‚ÄčIf you happen to live in one of 11 launch cities, you can now use Facebook Messenger to ask for a ride.

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After security threat, company suspends service.

Nissan has disabled an app used by thousands of Leaf owners after researchers discovered cyber vulnerabilities.

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Volvo now has apps for iOS and Android covering a lot of these functions, but only the new On Call for Band 2 app allows for voice commands.

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Google owns Waze, and this redesign is certainly welcome. But the app itself needs a fundamental upgrade.

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Signal Labs Aims To Give Drivers Intelligent Real-Time Safety Alerts

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has created an app that culls information on traffic dangers and alerts drivers.

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Ford Invests $5B In Lincoln, McLaren 650S, Most Useful Driver Apps

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Developers in Spain use crowdsourcing and online sources to find the scenic way

Mapping services like Mapquest are used to find the quickest route from point A to point B, regardless of the quality of the route. A team of researchers in Barcelona, Spain want to change that with a new algorithm designed to get users to their destination in the most pleasant way possible.

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Consumers say they want just music and navigation

There have been 173 apps developed and embedded in cars in the U.S in the recent past. But according to new research, drivers really only want two.

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Our connected devices are typically viewed as the root of the distracted driving problem, but what if they became part of the solution? A new app for Google Glass seeks to do just that.

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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

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The next time you fume when you see the numbskull in the car next to you texting from behind the wheel, consider this: mobile-phone applications are actually causing people drive less and use public transportation more.

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Ed. Crowdfunding Combat is a new recurring series on the TRANSLOGIC blog that profiles two active campaigns on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and asks readers to vote on the idea they like best. The TRANSLOGIC blog staff does not endorse or contribute to the campaigns featured within the Crowdfunding Combat posts. Reader votes will have no direct bearing on the outcome of the featured campaigns.

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New app enables sharing trip sights, sounds and facts

VW and Google's new SmileDrive app is a way to boost the social fun factor of road trips and everyday commuting, all while remaining safely undistracted by data the app logs as you motor along.

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You've invested $30,000 in a new German luxury automobile. It probably wouldn't hurt to learn what all the controls do.

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To hack, or not to hack? That is the thoroughly 21st-century question on the minds of many electronics consumers today.

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