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AOL Autos Names Six Technology Of The Year Finalists

Now, readers will help choose the Grand Prize winner

AOL Autos has named six finalists for its second annual Technology of the Year Award. The finalists, which will be voted on by readers, represent the latest innovations in car connectivity, active safety, fuel economy and telematics.

Technology of the Year: Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention

System from Infiniti will prevent most driveway and parking lot back-up disasters

"I never saw him!" How many times have police officers heard that one, after someone plays bumper cars with real automobiles, bikes, kids, pedestrians, dogs, etc?

Technology of the Year: Chevrolet MyLink Valet Mode

A simple idea to keep valet parkers from accessing the car's system

The new Chevy Impala comes with a little bit of James Bond inside. Press a button and - voila! - a secret storage bin large enough to hold valuable items like an MP3 player, mobile phone or wallet is unveiled behind the 8-inch MyLink center infotainment & navigation display. Owners can enter a PIN code and lock Valet Mode's sliding door, securing high-value items like smartphones.

Technology of the Year: Volvo Pedestrian And Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake

Brand known for safety innovates to benefit pedestrians and cyclists

Technology of the Year: Tesla Supercharger Network

Elon Musk's vision of coast-to-coast EV driving is taking hold

Tesla Motors has rocked the car world by designing, building - but most importantly, selling viable and desirable electric cars. With 2013 sales expected to hit 20,000 cars, and a forecast of 40,000 units in 2014,Teslas are gaining recognition and popularity.

Technology of the Year: Mopar In-Vehicle Wireless Charging for Portable Devices

Wireless charging in Chrysler vehicles

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Technology of the Year: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive

Additions to Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive cut down on accident potential

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