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Opinion

How premium offerings made aftermarket audio all but obsolete

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Proposed system uses a car's existing driver-assist sensors

Proposed system uses a car's existing driver-assist sensors.

Opinion

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

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Aston Martin and Triton Submarines team to build luxury sub

Aston Martin and Triton Submarines have teamed to build probably the world's most stylish and luxurious way to dive beneath the waves. Called Project Neptune, this two-passenger mini submarine looks like something designed and developed by Q Branch for James Bond. Though to be fair, the evildoers at Spectre might also appreciate a submersible that works a little Aston flair into its design.

Car Buying

Here's a car-shopping checklist of infotainment functions to test

Here's a quick checklist of infotainment functions to test and questions to ask when new-car shopping.

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Democratization of tech: Same – or better – amenities as luxury cars

One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

Rumormill

Rumors have been circulating that Spotify is working on some sort of hardware, possibly an in-car controller or a standalone player. As The Verge reports, a number of Reddit users have claimed to have received offers for the device, with plan price points ranging from $12.99 to $14.99 per month, but when they clicked the offer that appeared in the Spotify app, they were directed to an error page. Some have also reported that their offers noted that the device had 4G built in.

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Ford SmartLink may be a tall ask for niceties customers simply expect

When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.

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It goes for $16.99 a month for owners of 2010-2017 Ford vehicles

A new device will allow millions of older-model Ford vehicles to be upgraded to include the same connectivity perks found in newer vehicles. The FordPass SmartLink device will enable features like a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, smartphone integration of key fob features like remote engine start, lock and unlock, vehicle health and security alerts, and vehicle location tracking.

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Outdated safety standards, lack of NHTSA leadership keep us in the dark

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HUDs are in more new cars, and they're about to get more sophisticated

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Industry slow to implement OTA, and a recent Uconnect snafu won’t help

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First Google Auto Trends report explores what drivers worldwide are looking for

Google compiles its first Automotive Trends Report, based on search data from three global markets. Americans' first loves are dogs and cameras.

ETC

By reducing complexity while adding features, the tier-one supplier addresses No. 1 source of owners' frustration

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ProPilot Park promotion propels the pillows and tables, too.

They take Japanese hospitality to a new level.

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A glimpse behind the scenes.

It's more than just driving a few cars around.

CES

Automakers and suppliers will again expose an excess of innovations in Las Vegas

For going on three decades, CES is the reason I don't make New Year's resolutions, like going on a diet or quitting drinking. While I realize that this is certainly a champagne problem, heading to Vegas is not my ideal way to kick off the new year. Or even end it, since I'm not a fan of Sin City. Whereas most people go to Vegas expecting to pig out on all-you-can-eat buffets and engage in all-night drinking and gambling binges, I've made the trek since 1989 to consume as much as I can about the

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Event known for its "booth babes" in the year of #MeToo

An industry with a widely acknowledged problem, in the era of #MeToo

Translogic

Things got crazier than usual this year.

Join us as we relive some of our favorite memories on this special "year in review" edition of Translogic.