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Tesla's Autonomous-Parking Lets Drivers Squeeze Car Into Tight Spots

Tesla's Summon self-parking feature adds safety precautions to stop the car if the owner drops the keys.

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Future Cars Will Transcend The Device On Your Wrist

Right now, automakers are just beginning to grasp the potential of wearables to facilitate driver-vehicle interaction. The next step? Evolve beyond the wearable entirely.

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Ford's new app update lets EV drivers unlock and monitor vehicles right from their wrists.

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We get a video guide through the features of the Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app as it works with the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid.

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Gothenburg extends its long-running Volvo On Call system to Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches, giving drivers control of car functions straight from the wrist.

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the MB Companion App for Apple Watch this fall, porting directions between the wearable device and the vehicle's onboard navigation system, with further features to follow.

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EV Connectivity Can Extend To Your Wrist

Remote S is an upcoming app for the Apple Watch that allows owners to take complete control over their Tesla Model S from their wrist. It's not Knight Rider, but it's close.

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At Apple Watch Meeting, Tim Cook Keeps Things Positive

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Tesla should use CarPlay and that's about it after shareholders ask if Apple should buy the car company.

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Though the Apple Watch is not yet on sale, software developers already have a version of the Tesla Model S iPhone App running for it. The functionality is somewhat limited at the moment, but it shows what could be possible from the gadget in the very near future.

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SkyzMatic Telematics System Will Offer Remote Tracking, More

Elio Motorz is getting zerious with Infinite Skyz. The highly efficient three-wheeled vehicle isn't due until late 2015 (and that may change based on the result of Elio's DOE Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan request) but we now know that the 84-mpg trike can be connected to the cloud with Infinite Skyz's SkyzMatic vehicle connectivity system option.

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In conjunction with the typical Internet feeding frenzy that goes hand in hand with the announcement of each new iPhone, Apple has been cited in countless headlines this week after its debut of its new Apple Watch on September 9. The so-called "smartwatch" is far from an industry first – Samsung, Motorola and Pebble all have models on the market, and who can forget 2003's Fossil Wrist PDA? – but as per usual, Apple's entry is garnering more than its fair share of media attention.

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EV Drivers Can Monitor Charging Status,

Apple unveiled details about its long-awaited Apple Watch yesterday and we now know that the $349, er, watch will be released to the public early next year. Amid the millions of features the watch has is the ability to provide real-time information on the battery charge level in a BMW i3 or i8 plug-in vehicle. The watches can also help locate the vehicles if, say, they're parked in a crowded lot. Because so many of us lose our Bimmers on a daily basis.