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Google Maps adds EV charging station info

It will tell you where and what types of ports

It will tell you where and what types of ports.

Toyota expected to add Android Auto to its cars

You won't need an iPhone for true mobile integration

Toyota joined the modern era when it started adding CarPlay to its vehicles early in 2018, but that hasn't done you much good if you're an Android user. You might get some relief soon, though. Bloomberg sources said that Toyota has agreed to put direct Android Auto support in its cars, w

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Gogoro and Bosch launch electric scooter-sharing service in Paris

The companies will have 600 Smartscooters available for rent in the City of Lights.

The scooters use swappable batteries to eliminate waiting for a charge.

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VW's latest acquisition helps you pay for parking by phone

It should help Volkswagen expand beyond pure car manufacturing.

Have phone, will park.

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Qualcomm just announced the biggest chip acquisition ever

Qualcomm buys NXP for $47 billion as it looks to make a move on the car industry.

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Google Maps now highlights busy neighborhoods

Google Maps shows you the hot spots.

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Waze warns you about dangerous intersections in big US cities

Waze is now alerting drivers in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington when they approach historically dangerous intersections.

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Apple announces iPhone SE, a faster 4-inch iPhone for $399

Car storage cubby friendly size, modern chipset.

It looks like the iPhone 5S, but it packs the more powerful A9 and M9 chips from Apple's current flagship, the iPhone 6S. And it'll fit in your cupholder.

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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.

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BMW i Ventures invests in mobile app company Life360

BMW i Ventures is investing an undisclosed amount in Life360, a tech company that specializes in creating apps that make it easier for family members to track each other down. When the i3 and i8 plug-in electric vehicles debut over the next couple years, the cars could play a role in connecting people.

Mobiado and Aston Martin show how phone and car can get along beautifully

With all the trinkets and gizmos we pack onto ourselves before we leave the house, do we really need a physical car key? Aston Martin clearly doesn't think so. The British purveyor of luxury GTs was among the first to replace the key ignition with a push-button. Then the company teamed up with its watchmaking partner Jaeger-LeCoultre to incorporate a transponder into branded time

Vertu prances back in with a new Ferrari-branded mobile phone

You remember Vertu, don't you? The upmarket Nokia division makes a range of luxury mobile phones for the jet-setting crowd, and back a few years ago, they were cranking out what seemed like an endless stream of special editions connected in some manner or another to cars. Whether it was the automotive-grade construction or specific branding, the Ascent model in particular had an automotive theme to it.

Gresso takes its cues from F1 with new Grand Monaco phone

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Find your mileage from your mobile

Perhaps this story has more to do with the proliferation of the Internet than it does about green car trends, but here we go anyway. We all know that you can check fueleconomy.gov to find out what the fuel mileage of current and past cars is or was. Anybody who carries an internet-capable cell phone in their pockets also knows that navigating site

Upwardly Mobile: Ferrari edition Motorola Z8

From its headquarters in Maranello, Ferrari has traditionally operated two divisions: one that makes exquisite road cars, and another that competes in motorsports. More recently, however, a third division has emerged, with the responsibility of conducting the company's ever-increasing marketing enterprise. The Global Branding Division itself seems to be following two tracks: licensing products as exclusive as the road cars and targeted towards their owners, and marketing merchandise to the Scude

U.S. Army looks to Quantum for mobile hydrogen refuelling

We've mentioned fuel cell manufacturer Quantum a few times recently in conjunction with their hydrogen storage systems being selected by General Motors for the fleet of fuel cell powered Equinoxes GM are building, plus via their supply of hydrogen fuel systems and storage to Ford for its Escape Hydrogen Hybrid.

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