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Porsche to offer GPS-based security system for classic models

Every car from the 356 to the Carrera GT.

The system only works in Europe.

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Cadillac Super Cruise — a hands-off review

It’s not self-driving, but it steers us toward an autonomous future

It's not self-driving, but it steers us toward an autonomous future

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Police in Ohio use GPS dart to track fleeing suspect

The GPS darts are part of the Star Chase System, which mounts to the grille of a police cruiser.

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Starship Technologies Delivery Robot | Autoblog Minute

Starship Technologies aims to disrupt delivery methods in 2017, using a new autonomous robot.

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Australia to get new coordinates for future autonomous cars

The country has moved roughly five feet in the last 22 years.

Australia can't stand still and it's messing with the country's GPS systems.

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DARPA is building acoustic GPS for submarines and UUVs

System will be available to military and government operations, but may expand to civilian use.

The system would call for a network of acoustic emitters that submarines could use to triangulate their exact position, just like the GPS in your car.

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SpaceX scores first military launch contract

$82.7M contract is first time in ten years a contract wasn't awarded to Boeing or Lockheed.

Elon Musk's SpaceX has won its first military contract, after a joint venture by Boeing and Lockheed Martin failed to contest the 2018 launch deal.

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Let Morgan Freeman read out your directions on Waze app

Morgan Freeman is the latest celebrity to record directions for Google's Waze app, where he joins famous voices such as Elvis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Subaru partners with Magellan for smartphone-based navigation

Subaru announces Magellan's smartphone-based GPS map and navigation app for future vehicles.

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Google patent will turn cars into pothole patrollers

Google wants to make driving more comfortable by routing you around roads covered in potholes, thanks to a new patent. The tech doesn't seem too hard to implement, either.

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Ford wants smart cruise that's speed and grade sensitive

Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.

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Mercedes and VW battling Uber and Apple to spend billions on Nokia mapping division

Daimler, BMW, and Audi are teaming up to submit a bid for Here, Nokia's mapping division. However, they are taking on some some very powerful tech companies, including Uber and possibly Apple.

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TomTom could spur autonomous car tech

TomTom is hoping to become a major player in licensing maps to automakers. The company thinks its latest tech could be a competitive solution for autonomous cars.

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Project Overlord is like LoJack for your car's wheels

Project Overlord promises to bring tracking software specifically to your vehicle's wheels, whether they're on a passenger car, bicycle or practically anything else, with a new, patent-pending device and smartphone app. When the wheels are tampered with, the system starts tracking them, sounds a loud tone and alerts the police. The company begins an IndieGoGo campaign on January 21 to fund the product.

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Ford Green Zone works magic with GPS to make your drive smarter, cleaner

For the most part, plug-in hybrids rely on the power stored in the battery until that charge is depleted. Unless the switch can be changed manually, it's only then that the cars fire up the internal combustion engine and begin using the fossil fuels on board. This is ideal, of course, when one's drive isn't long enough that the car needs to start sipping gasoline at all. On longer commutes, when it's certain that the route is longer than the car's all-electric range, this isn't necessarily the m

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2015 Hyundai Genesis automatically slows for speed cameras

Speed cameras are something of a foreign curiosity for many drivers in the US. Sure, there is sporadic use of red light cameras here, but the cams to catch speeders are much more popular in Europe. However, Hyundai might have created a way to end that scourge for our foreign auto enthusiast compatriots. The Korean automaker recently showed off a system on the Genesis at its headquarters

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British military developing GPS navigation that works without satellites

Did you know that GPS doesn't work underwater? Neither did we. But apparently it's a big enough problem that the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense is working on a futuristic solution that will allow more precise navigation by the Royal Navy's submarines and surface ships, while eventually trickling down to consumer-grade mobile devices. That all sounds great, but its abilities aren't anywhere near as cool as its name – the quantum compass.

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Google maps updates with lane guidance, offline use and more

Google Maps, especially its Street View function, has redefined the way we use maps. The tech giant just launched an update for its mobile app on Android and iOS with a variety of useful, new features.

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Ford's Farley apologizes for saying Blue Oval tracks customers with GPS

Ford marketing head honcho Jim Farley made waves at CES this week by telling show attendees, "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it," according to a report by Business Insider. Farley continued by saying, "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone."

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