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    Official: Ford bringing C-Max Solar Energi Concept to CES [w/video]
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    Solar energy might not be enough to power a usable electric vehicle on its own, but that doesn't mean it can't lend a helping hand. And that's what Ford has in store for the Consumer Electronics Show opening next week in Las Vegas. Ford has essentially taken its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and ...

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    Official: Audi re-illuminates Sport Quattro with Laserlight concept for CES
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    Automakers typically spend months working on a concept car, then unveil it at a car show and move on to the next. But Audi has demonstrated a propensity at refining the same concepts and bringing them back for more. Just look at how many time Audi iterated its E-Tron concept, and how many diesel ...

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    Rumormill: Audi, Google readying infotainment partnership announcement for CES?
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    The merging of our smart phones and automotive infotainment systems may be about to get an even bigger boost, if a report from Forbes is to be believed. The business publication is reporting that Google and Audi may announce a partnership at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that ...

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    Official: iON introduces Speed Pro action camera for motor and marine sports [w/video]
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    Meanwhile, back at the Consumer Electronics Show, iON camera announced its new Speed Pro camera that it says is specifically tailored to high-speed motor and marine sports. Retailing for $299, the Speed Pro offers up to a 170-degree viewing angle and mounts to affix it to cars, motorcycles and ...

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    Logic3 classes up headphones with Prancing Horse
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    White earphones too bland for you? Black too slow? Your otherwise high-end cans just not expensive enough? Logic3 hopes to remedy your plight with its new line of Ferrari-branded earphones and headphones. Logic3's Cavallino line is intended for the well-heeled audio enthusiast with aluminum ...

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    Video: Audi takes cars that park themselves to a whole new level
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    Autonomous cars are impressive displays of in-car technology, but what exactly would the benefit of such systems be for the average driver? Audi has answered that question by showing off its Piloted Parking system for the Audi Connect at CES 2013. Installed on this Audi A7, Piloted Parking ...

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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: 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: 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 navigation ...

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    Video: Translogic finishes CES by going solo
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    Our sister site Translogic follows up on its Consumer Electronics Show coverage with a new episode this week. This one is a smorgasbord of automotive tech, including a spin on the Solowheel, a mobility device that's sort of like half a Segway. The Translogic crew also talks to the chief ...

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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 Dieter ...

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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 applications ...

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    Android integration comes to your car's mirror [w/video]
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    Just when you thought manufacturers couldn't cram any more technology into a vehicle, CES rolls through Las Vegas to show off all-new levels of car-bound gadgetry. A company by the name of Rydeen hopes to produce a new range of stereo head units that run the Android operating system. The ...

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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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