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Ford dreams of a connected-car world

Ford dreams of a connected-car world.


Spark plug-in module adds tracking, safety and an LTE hotspot


Most publicly traded automakers grew workforce since 2013

An analysis finds 11 of 13 publicly traded automakers grew staff since 2013.


Hub of transportation's past will help create transportation's future

Hub of transportation's past will help create transportation's future.


Gives drivers vehicle-to-infrastructure info on 2,250 intersections

Audi continues to expand its Traffic Light System telematics program, adding Phoenix and Kansas City, Kan. That brings the number of U.S. cities where the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology is available to 10, with more than 2,250 intersections wired for the capability.

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It works through Amazon Key, Volvo On Call and GM's OnStar

Volvo and GM are the first automakers to pair their vehicles with a new service from Amazon that lets owners have their packages delivered inside their cars, without them having to be there.


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.


Maybe they can get Sir Stirling Moss as their pitchman?

The Oxygene is a photosynthesis tire, 3D-printed, that makes electricity.


Its 'Shared Experience Display' takes center stage.

Byton says it will sell its intelligent vehicle in the U.S. in 2020.


Here's what it hopes to accomplish.

Avis will link 5,000 rental cars wirelessly to the internet and each other in Kansas City

Los Angeles

Blue Link All-Access open platform will work with Hyundai's entire 2018 lineup.

Partnership with Silicon Valley-based startup Smartcar opens up mobile apps ecosystem for Hyundai's entire 2018 lineup.


INRIX survey finds attitudes about self-driving cars differ by country.

Baby Boomers (mostly) aren't on board.


3M and MDOT are preparing the road for connected and autonomous vehicles.

It's among the first V2I projects of this scale in the country.


It's not that hard to believe future connected cars will be creepy about what data they track.

You drive. It watches.

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Ford SmartLink adds Wi-Fi connectivity to most Ford and Lincoln models from 2010-2016.

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Bad boys, whatcha gonna do when BMW comes for you?

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Toyota's Fun Vii Concept is an autonomous color changing car designed for a fully connected world.


TrapTap, which has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter with about a week to go, alerts drivers to speed traps, school zones, speed zones, and red light cameras by blinking red, green, or blue.

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