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    Official: Chrysler and Google launch virtual 200 factory tour [w/video]
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    Google is no stranger to showing off some of the most interesting automotive destinations in the world, like the museums for Lamborghini and Ducati, or even a Tesla showroom. However, it's taking that technology even further with a new, in-depth look of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant where ...

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    In China, Tesla Model S is missing one basic feature
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    There were questions about the nav system in the Tesla Model S when the vehicle launched in the US, and there are still people who don't like it. But here's the thing: the US version at least has a nav system. With the luxury electric vehicle now available in China, drivers are discovering that ...

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    Official: Google maps updates with lane guidance, offline use and more
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    Google Maps, especially its Street View function, has redefined the way we use maps. The tech giant just launched an update for its mobile app on Android and iOS with a variety of useful, new features. For city dwellers, Google has several major upgrades for the software. First, it now works ...

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    Official: Tour the Ducati museum with Google Maps
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    Google Maps and Street View have done a fabulous job adding motoring museums to their catalogs. Google has given visitors the chance to virtually visit fantastic exhibitions including the Honda Collection Hall, Lamborghini museum, Mazda museum and McLaren Technology Centre. The latest addition to ...

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    Official: Nissan Rogue Detour uses Google Maps to go create virtual test drive from your doorstep
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    The best way to evaluate a new car before you buy it is to test drive it. All of the specs and reviews in the world cannot communicate how a car suits you as well as a few minutes behind the wheel. Interesting, then, that according to Nissan, the average buyer spends twice as much time ...

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    Official: Tour Lamborghini museum with Google Street View
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    If you find yourself in northern Italy with some spare time on your hands, we could think of few places better to spend it than the Lamborghini Museum in Sant'Agata. The 16,000-square-foot facility houses what is surely the most magnificent collections of Raging Bulls in the world on two levels ...

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    Report: Why using Google Maps for driving directions is illegal in California
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    Back in January of 2012, Steven Spriggs was cited for using a cellphone while driving in California, violating the state's Vehicle Code Section 23123 that makes it illegal for someone to drive "while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow ...

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    ETC: Mazda's awesome Hiroshima museum now navigable by Google Maps
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    Visiting an auto museum is one of the best ways we know to connect with car culture and to commune with the past and bone up on one's knowledge. Most of us have a decent museum within a few hours drive of where we live, but that doesn't mean it's easy to see the world's great collections – ...

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    iPhone 5 gets native turn-by-turn navigation, car connectivity questions remain
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    The big news yesterday in the tech world (and most of the rest of the world) was the debut of the iPhone 5. If you have not yet been left with a feeling of inferiority due to your current device, this should put you over the top. The new iPhone will come with the Apple Maps app. Maps is Apple's ...

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    Official: Google Maps regains ability to estimate your trip duration with traffic
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    Google Maps has reinstated the feature letting you know how long a trip will take in current traffic. According to Autoblog's sister site, Engadget, the previous algorithm didn't pass muster, so the updated calculations uses both historical and current traffic conditions to arrive at an estimated ...

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    Report: Judge says Google can be held liable in Street View wi-fi security debacle
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    It's a good thing for Google that have all of the money in the world. A federal judge has announced that the Silicon Valley giant can be sued for any damages related to the data grabbed by its Street View cars. As you may recall, earlier this year, it was determined that when the mapping machines ...

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    Ford improves voice recognition for SYNC, adds Send-to-Car for Google Maps [w/video]
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    Ford SYNC 2011 demonstration – click above to watch the video
    Those that have been paying attention to Autoblog for any length of time will know that the staff here have long been enamored with the voice recognition (VR) technology that is a part of Ford's SYNC system. SYNC VR generally ...

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    Google plays the field, adds Maps to OnStar
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    Google, a company so large that it's become both a noun and a verb, is spreading the goodness of its Google Maps programming even further into the automotive realm with the announcement that it's now being incorporated into General Motors' OnStar eNav technology. Perhaps you'll recall that Ford ...

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    Ford adds ability to sync Google maps directions to Sync
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    Drivers of late-model Ford vehicles equipped with Sync Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) will soon be able to plot out their routes using Google Maps on their home computer and then download turn-by-turn directions directly to the car. TDI is a recent addition that adds a GPS receiver which ...

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    Report: Woman sues Google Maps over 'dangerous directions' [w/poll]
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    A Los Angeles woman is suing Google for allegedly providing her dangerous walking directions through Google Maps. According to The Wall Street Journal, Lauren Rosenberg used the free service to get walking directions from one end of Park City to the other. The plaintiff claims that the route led ...

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    Google Street View takes to the slopes of Whistler [w/video + map]
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    Google Street View Snowmobile – Click above to see what it caught in the video and interactive map after the jump
    Google may have grounded its Street View fleet, but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to see on the search engine giant's most immersive of online tools. We've recently ...

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    Best reaction to an oncoming Google Street View car ever
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    There's no denying that Google StreetView has made our lives easier. There's always a difference between knowing where something is on a map and seeing the surrounding landmarks with your own virtual eyes, and Google Maps has gone a long way toward ...

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    OnStar taps Google Maps for Chevy Volt navigation
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    Back in January, General Motors announced that OnStar would release a smartphone app to be used in conjunction with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The app allows owners to keep track of charge status, remotely lock and unlock the vehicle, along with providing diagnostic reports and a host of other ...

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    Take a virtual lap of the Lotus test track on Google street view
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    For car buffs one of the more interesting aspects of Google Maps has been checking out the high resolution satellite imagery of race tracks and manufacturer test tracks around the world. Aside from the engineers who work at those facilities and selected outsiders like the media, the proving ...

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    Review: Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation on Android 2.0
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    Google maps turn by turn navigation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that we've been openly critical of the prices charged by automakers for built-in GPS navigation systems. Frankly, paying $2,000 or more for an in-dash system when you can buy stand-alone navigation ...

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