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    Report: Skully reveals Google Glass-like motorcycle helmet [w/video]
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    The Skully P-1, a motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display, rear-view camera and smartphone connectivity, was unveiled last week at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference, where it was one of five companies to win the DEMO God award. The DOT-certified helmet was conceived by Skully founder Marcus Weller ...

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    Official: Mini adding new driver assist systems to future models
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    With all the recent news about automated vehicle technology (from Ford, Nissan and Toyota, among others), Mini is bringing some not-so-groundbreaking tech into its products to better keep the driver connected to the car. Other than stating that these new technologies will roll out in future ...

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    Report: Palo Alto to require electric car charger pre-wiring in new homes
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    The city of Palo Alto, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is already on the cutting edge of modern technology, as the home of Tesla Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Stanford University. It also has large facilities run by Facebook, Apple, Google and PayPal. Outside of the private sector, ...

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    Exclusive: LA Auto Show growing to three press days?
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    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 ...

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    Report: Google self-driving cars should have data recorders, says US official
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    Fears over domestic spying operations and privacy concerns have been splattered across the headlines with alarming frequency, and now it appears that even the auto industry isn't immune. According to a report from The Huffington Post, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, ...

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    Report: Google shacking up with Continental on self-driving cars
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    Google, well known tester of self-driving cars, may have just come one step closer to making its sci-fi tech a widely realistic proposition. Along with IBM, it's inked a deal with tier one supplier Continental, according to Reuters. The official announcement is set to be made during September's ...

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    Report: GM to add wireless charging in select 2014 models
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    Wireless charging of cars may still be the stuff of science fiction, but wireless charging in a car won't be for long. Bloomberg is reporting that General Motors will integrate Powermat Technologies' wireless charging tech into some of its vehicles next year, allowing wireless recharging of ...

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    Report: Inventor's electric vehicle charger triggers bomb scare in Denmark
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    A project manager and director for Swedish Television had parts of Copenhagen locked down for three hours on August 6, when his electric car invention scared passersby in an underground parking lot into thinking it was a bomb, Perth Now reports. Copper pipes and wire poking out from underneath a ...

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    Report: BMW i8 will be first production car to use Gorilla Glass
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    What do smartphones and the BMW i8 have in common? Glass. Scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, that is. The i8 will be the first production car to use the chemically hardened material, which is more durable, lighter and provides more sound deadening than conventional laminated automotive glass. We ...

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    Official: VW launches Car-Net telematics system with brace of safety features
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    Starting with select 2014 models, Volkswagen will offer an in-car assistance system called Car-Net, which comes with safety features such as location-based roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, remote vehicle unlock, destination assistance and more. The system is very similar to ...

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    Official: BMW working with Dainese to put airbags in motorcycle suits [w/video]
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    Addressing the safety concerns of its customers, BMW Motorrad is co-developing a rider suit with Dainese to feature something that's much more common in automobiles: airbags. Starting with Dainese's D-air Protect System, which is made up of inflatable protectors that deploy in 15 milliseconds, the ...

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    Official: Volvo details new drive assist features for next XC90 and future models [w/video]
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    Volvo wants us to know what kinds of new technology will be under the sheetmetal of the offerings that will sit on its Scalable Platform Architecture, the first of which will be included on the 2015 Volvo XC90 arriving at the end of next year. The silicon-chip onslaught starts with detection and ...

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    Study: Autonomous cars found trustworthy in global study
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    "Consumers Desire More Automated Automobiles." That's the title of one page of a new study published by Cisco Systems as part of its Customer Experience Report, which focuses on the "automobile buying and driving experience." The study specifically targeted technology and its integration into the ...

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    Video: Sick of long lines at the DMV? Hawaii might have a solution
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    Hawaii is taking a novel approach to reducing the average wait time in the state's DMV offices. All five O'ahu locations now feature live webcams showing exactly how many patrons are in line at any given time. Visitors can simply check the office's web site ahead of time to see if its clear to ...

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    Video: Take a look inside Koenigsegg's headquarters and peek at its future tech
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    The YouTube series Drive has been doing weekly videos on Koenigsegg, and in this latest they get into the Free Valve technology being developed by Swedish company Cargine AB and Koenigsegg. Free Valve uses a small, individual pneumatic actuator to open each valves and either air pressure or ...

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    Report: BMW starts Apple-like "Genius" program to explain tech
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    Even workaday cars are so capable now that even most auto scribes don't truly find out about a car's limits until a professional driver shows them what they are. It's the same with a vehicle's suite of features and the technology inside – there's so much of it that most people will have no ...

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    Report: Why Google's autonomous car tech could be worth more than its web business
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    According to Forbes, Google may be into driverless cars for more than the party tricks. As part of a three-part series on the tech giant's foray into the automotive sphere, writer Chunka Miu says Google's efforts could have a widespread impact on the nature of transportation worldwide. The ...

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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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    Report: Automotive head-up displays to get second wind as safety devices?
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    Having gone from the C5 Corvette to the bygone Lexus HS 250h to the BMW 7 Series, the heads-up display has entered the "Meh..." phase of technology. To return it to the avant-garde, makers of such displays are working on new and larger applications of the technology that can provide new types of ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports lambasts Cadillac's new CUE system
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    Well the good news (for Ford) is that MyFord Touch may not be the most hated automotive technology around the Consumer Reports water cooler anymore. After getting its hands on a Cadillac ATS and XTS to test out the new CUE infotainment system, CR had some pretty harsh words for the next-gen ...

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