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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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    Click above to watch animation after the jump
    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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    Google bringing free turn-by-turn navigation to mobile Maps [w/ VIDEO]
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    If you've been following today's news in the mobile gadget world, you've already heard about the Motorola Droid smartphone powered by the latest version of Google's open-source Android operating system. It's a pretty slick setup, particularly with the ...

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    Woodward 2009: Google watching the watchers!
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    Google street view car watching the watchers - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we strolled down Woodward Ave. this morning shooting all the the wild and wacky machinery idling along, we spotted a little gray Chevy Cobalt on the opposite side of the street. While everyone is welcome to ...

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    Google Street View catches flock of Ferraris in natural habitat
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    Click the above image for a closer look at the assembled Ferraris
    Man, the Google Street View Driver got an eyeful the day he drove by this Maranello Moment. And he captured it all for posterity (and Google Maps) to boot. The gaggle of F430 Scuderias and 360 Challenge Stradales is impressive ...

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    Man's racetrack driveway revealed on Google Maps
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    Click the image above for more pics of the at-home race track
    Some motorsports fans fly a team flag just beneath the good 'ol red, white and blue, and the lucky/dedicated ones have a project car in the garage. One speed freak has taken his velocity fetish to the next level by foregoing the typical ...

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    Google Maps-powered BMW Search added to 1 and 3 Series
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    BMW Assist -- essentially the Bavarian's version of GM's OnStar -- has made BMW Search using Google Maps available on the 1 and 3 Series. Previously, it was only available on BMW models from the 5 series up. If you subscribe to the BMW Assist Convenience Plan, you can use BMW Search to find ...

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    Google Maps Street-View features upgraded visuals for directions
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    Thanks to inventions like GPS Navigation and online directions, it's getting harder to get lost by the day. Google Maps has been a big hit for folks trying to navigate to new destinations, and the free service just got cooler with the integration of Street-View into driving directions. Now when you ...

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    BMW and Google help European drivers navigate better, read Autoblog
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    Those of you rolling in any new BMW model equipped with sat nav and Bluetooth connectability, save the Z4 and X3, can now integrate Google's useful, albeit sometimes erroneous, route plotting into your Bimmer. The joint effort between ze Germans and the search overlords allow users to log onto ...

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    Smile! That Cobalt could be a Google StreetView Camera Car
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    As long as everybody is on to them, Google is apparently set to step out of their surveillance vans and greet the world in a fleet of shiny new Cobalts. A Gizmodo reader happened to spot a StreetView camera van finishing a round of picture taking duty and followed it back to Google's Mountain View, ...

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    Google Street View finds one fugly Buick and more
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    Wasting time scouring Google Maps with the company's new Street View feature has become our new favorite hobby. Earlier today we showed you one of the vehicles that's used to take the street level pictures. It turns out these vehicles capture some amazing things, and since they're on the ground ...

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    Google's Street View Car: Take a look at the vehicle that's looking at you!
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    While it was much more fun to think of the little hover-droid flying around New York City waiting to snap pictures for you of the surrounding city-scape, the reality is a bit less interesting, although more realistic. The vehicle you see in the picture above is one of Immersive Media's camera ...

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    Google Maps adds Street View function
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    Using Google Maps to peer down from the heavens and zoom into your best friend's back yard never gets old. Today Google further fed our God complex by introducing a brand new feature to its all-encompassing maps called Street View. Though it only appears to be working in major cities like the Big ...

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