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    CES 2009: Hands on with D-Box and Simcraft racing simulators

    They're more than glorified game consoles with force-feedback steering wheels strapped to a lounge chair. Costing as much as $44,000 apiece, they're racing simulators, and we got to play with a couple of them at CES.Simcraft says its $44K model is meant for training real race car drivers, like ...

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    CES 2009: Alpine keeps in touch with iPod users

    Alpine has had iPod compatibility for years, but the user interface has been decidedly un-Apple. Alpine hopes to rectify matter with its new touch-screen iXA-W404 unit works, which boasts a new interface, new features and all the connected goodies audiophiles on the move require.iPod and iPhone ...

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    CES 2009: Visteon shows off dashboard of the future

    Click above for high-res image gallery of Visteon's CES 2009 display
    Visteon, a major supplier of automotive instrument panels, has a vision for future car interiors that will soon give you a different view of your dashboard.One of the most interesting ideas Visteon has developed is a ...

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    CES 2009: Hands on with heat-sensing FLIR-equipped BMW

    Click above to view a high-res gallery of photos from FLIR's CES 2009 demo.
    Just like we thought, FLIR wasn't on board with our plan to drive their night-vision BMW through the Nevada desert, but we did get to check out the car's in-dash display.Our demo was indoors only, though we still got a ...

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    CES 2009: Sony Xplods with new automotive units

    Sony is expanding its Xplod car stereo lineup with eight new models, including the company's first double-din unit in several years.The most feature-filled of the new models is Sony's MEX-BT5700U model (in photo above) with a front USB port for music players including iPhone and iPod. Its Bluetooth ...

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    CES 2009: Wireless gadget charging coming to your car

    Click above to view a high-res gallery of eCoupled photos
    You've probably heard of wireless battery charging technology, but soon you might just see it showing up in your car. Fulton Innovation has teamed up with Leggett & Platt to bring eCoupled Intelligent Wireless Power Technology to your ...

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    CES 2009: SYNC updated with Traffic, Directions and Information

    Ford and Microsoft debuted SYNC at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show, updated the system at last year's event and now keep the tradition alive with more enhancements for 2009. The next iteration of SYNC will sport new features able to take full advantage of a user's GPS-enabled bluetooth ...

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    CES 2009: The cars of CES

    Click above to view a high-res gallery of the cars of CES 2009
    The doors to the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show don't officially open until Thursday morning, but we got a sneak preview of the setup going on in the LVCC's North Hall. That's where most of the automotive action will be concentrated ...


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