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Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars

The partnership with Shell runs on GM's new Marketplace app

Chevrolet will introduce a new technology feature that will allow drivers to pay for gas at the pump from inside their vehicles without having to swipe a credit card or use their smartphone.

Ford to launch online car-shopping service

It'll let you do almost everything before setting foot in a dealership

Ford is launching a new online car-shopping service that will allow users to do things like view local pricing and incentives, apply for financing and schedule test drives all before setting foot inside a showroom. It's the latest tool to help people spend less time at dealerships.

SpaceX gets FCC approval for satellite broadband internet

Launch of the first experimental satellites is scheduled for Saturday

Launch of the first experimental satellites is scheduled for Saturday

Car Buying
How to use the Internet to shop for your new car

88 percent of car buyers go online to sites like Autoblog to research and compare cars before they buy.

88 percent of car buyers go online to sites like Autoblog to research and compare cars they're interested in.

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That McLaren windshield smash video? It's a fake

It went viral by accident, if you believe the guy behind the camera.

Toyota Land Cruisers provide emergency signal in Outback

Companies are using balloons, planes and other high-tech apparatuses to provide WiFi in underserved areas. In Australia, they're using Land Cruisers.

Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices

One reporter used New York City's open data and Google Maps to determine that the NYPD was issuing thousands of tickets on streets where parking is legal.

Uber rival promises a nicer ride through happier drivers

Juno has a simple solution for improving the ride-sharing experience: better drivers.

Lyft wants you to hail rides through Facebook Messenger

‚ÄčIf you happen to live in one of 11 launch cities, you can now use Facebook Messenger to ask for a ride.

Visa thinks your car should pay for its own fuel

They see me payin', they hatin'.

Visa unveiled an ambitious plan to revolutionize fuel payment.

This web game shows you why self-driving cars are better

Error-Prone Tries To Proves One Little Thing

A new video game called Error Prone puts you in control of a car, and shows how the autonomous vehicles do a better job.

Some of the cars on Uber's maps don't really exist

Turns out, when you use Uber and see those little cars on the app, they're not all actually there.

Hillary Clinton isn't a fan of Uber-style contracted workers

In a speech on the US economy, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks out against companies that use contracted workers instead of actual employees.

VW consumer site finally gets configurator tool back

The Volkswagen US consumer website has its configurator back, and the tool works quite well. VW launched a slick redesign of its page last year that controversially removed the service in favor of a custom search of dealer inventories.

Elon Musk wants to build an Internet in space

While opening a SpaceX office in Seattle, Elon Musk said that the engineers and software programmers in the Pacific Northwest outpost will be working on "a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date." That system would eventually be the start of a satellite communications initiative that would provide Internet for a colony on Mars.

VW introduces radically different new consumer site, draws mixed reviews

The one thing that is certain in life is change, especially in the fast-moving world of the internet. So it's not usually news when an automaker redesigns its website. However, Volkswagen of America just launched a major revamp of its site to try and make it a less intimidating way to research about and buy its cars. It's simple and clean, but the new look is drawing the ire of some few visitors because its minimalist design makes some informati

Google's Project Loon Uses High-Altitude Balloons In An Attempt To Spread Internet Access Across The Globe

Google hopes to bring the internet to more people around the world through the use of high-altitude balloons, the internet services giant announced Saturday. Google says that two out of every three people on earth are without a reliable internet connection. Project Loon, developed by the company's "top secret" Google[x] lab, looks to solve that problem.

Video: What happens in an Internet car forum

A day in the life of an Internet car forum – Click above to watch video after the jump

GM to offer in-vehicle WiFi on select models

Everywhere connectivity is even closer with the announcement that GM will be offering dealer-installed Autonet routers in its SUV and truck offerings. Chrysler was the first to put Autonet in cars a year ago, and Volkswagen signed up in August of this year, putting the mobile router docking station in its Routan. The Autonet kit is available this month for installs in the GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac lineups, or you can order it on GM's accessories site.

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