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12Elio 84-mpg trike will talk to your Apple Watch thanks to $2,000 Infinite Skyz option

SkyzMatic Telematics System Will Offer Remote Tracking, More

Elio Motorz is getting zerious with Infinite Skyz. The highly efficient three-wheeled vehicle isn't due until late 2015 (and that may change based on the result of Elio's DOE Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan request) but we now know that the 84-mpg trike can be connected to the cloud with Infinite Skyz's SkyzMatic vehicle connectivity system option.

14Male Baby Boomers most likely to drive connected cars, according to Nielsen study

There's no denying that new cars are becoming increasingly packed with tech that connects drivers to the internet, even if it can be distracting. Whether it's as simple as streaming audio or turning the interior into a wifi hotspot, these connected car systems appear here to stay. So who actually uses this stuff? The survey-meisters at Nielsen have issued the results of a new study that sheds light on the subject, and some of the results aren't what you might expect.

9Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology

Poorly designed products and privacy concerns make car shoppers wary of connectivity

Many consumers don't know about or trust car connectivity, according to a new study.

44Google's new Android Autos OS unveiled, will be in cars this year [w/video]

Connected cars are coming en-masse. We know this much. How, though, remains something of an open question, especially as two of the world's largest tech companies are preparing to battle for control of your car's dashboard. On the one hand, we have Apple and its CarPlay system. And now, we know what Google has been working on with Auto Link.

17How mobile phones and connected cars will help keep pedestrians, riders safe

The next phase of a massive federal study on connected car technology will focus as much on the people surrounding cars as the vehicles themselves.

43BMW i8 key fob holds a surprise in your hand

The only thing that BMW has officially said about the key fob for the upcoming i8 is that it's made with eco-friendly materials. Like a biopolymer made with castor bean oil and glass fiber. But, according to a leaked picture on Bimmerfile, there will be something a lot cooler built into the thing you'll always have with you when you drive the i8: a connected screen telling you charging status of the car and the range in the battery pack.

16With EVs, being connected means helping drivers and automakers

It's a dang shame that the Pontiac Firebird used in the 1980s TV show "Knight Rider" wasn't electric. Otherwise, that creepy voice would've had a lot more to tell the Hasslehoff.

150Which 3 Driving Habits Will Drive Up Your Insurance Costs?

Insurance companies are using driver behavior data to determine which drivers are the safest

Insurance companies have been using tracking devices to monitor driver behavior for a couple of years, and have learned that there are three things you might be doing that could indicate you're a higher-risk customer (and, sadly, will have to pay more that safer drivers for your insurance.)

17Tesla Model S EVs all have AT&T network built-in

This isn't your father's electric vehicle. In fact, it belongs, in part, to "Ma Bell."

7LA Auto Show growing to three press days?

The 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show is already shaping up to be a big deal, with at least nine world debuts from some of the biggest names in the industry. Now, Autoblog has intercepted a memo that's going to be sent out to automakers this week explaining that LA will be even bigger this year because it is adding a third day of media festivities.

13Delphi to offer clever DIY smartphone interface for older cars

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.

18Toyota wants Intel inside its future cars

Here's a fun fact: According to Mobile Future, the connected car is the third-fastest growing technological device in the world, falling only behind smart phones and tablets. If that's not proof that personal transportation is falling ever more heavily into the appliance realm, we don't know what is.

AddHow much does software add to the cost of today's vehicles? How about tomorrow's electric cars?

Hughes Telematics Connected Car – Click above for high-res image

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