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

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

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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.

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

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

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They see me payin', they hatin'.

Visa unveiled an ambitious plan to revolutionize fuel payment.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 information hard to find.

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.

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

The number of young drivers on the road these days is steadily declining, according to research compiled by Automotive News, and while that may mean you're less likely to get into a fender bender with a high school sophomore, it may also spell bad news for the automotive industry. The article says that in 1978, around half of all 16 year-olds and three-quarters of all 17 year-olds had their driver's licenses. Fast forward to 2008, and those numbers have dropped off to 31 percent and 49 percent,

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.

The Society of Automotive Engineers has decided to apply the same forward thinking to its web site it has to its information. Borrowing ideas from the iTunes Store and Amazon, the SAE has revamped its bookstore for easier navigation and added an eBook store for engineers on the go.

Click above to view a video of Chrysler's uConnect in action.