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Technology Of The Year
The Multi-Stage Hybrid System is a step forward for green powertrains.
It's more than just driving a few cars around.
The next step toward an autonomous future.
For 2016, we've split the award into two categories, one honoring a specific technology and the other going to a tech-filled car. Find out who won.
Deliberation on the winners of Autoblog's Tech of the Year Award is under way. Nominees for best car in 2016 are: the Tesla Model S, the Chevy Volt and the BMW 7 series. Nominees for best tech in 2016 are: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, VW's MiB II with AppConnect, Ford Sync 3, Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Smart Cross Connect App, and Volvo Sensus. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
There are many months when we are not sure Mitsubishi Motors is still in business. But that is mostly a phenomenon of the U.S. market. In Asia and Europe, Mitsubishi is a bit more viable. And apparently the company has technology worthwhile because the Nissan-Renault alliance has advanced its deal with the Japanese automaker to bring more technology to market.
For some reason celebrities and politicians don't seem anxious or that interested in doing a photo-op with diesel cars like they are electric and hybrid cars. But car companies are forging ahead anyway with new diesel vehicles hoping they can convince more car shoppers to try a fuel saving technology other than a gas-electric hybrid.
There's a pedestrian approaching a crosswalk. He's plugged into his iPhone, oblivious to the fact he's walking into danger.
VW and Google's new SmileDrive app is a way to boost the social fun factor of road trips and everyday commuting, all while remaining safely undistracted by data the app logs as you motor along.
Amid continued customer criticism of its MyFord Touch infotainment technology, Ford Motor Company has announced that it will bring back some conventional analog knobs for functions such as volume control and radio tuning in vehicles equipped with the system.
AOL Autos in January set out to give a 2013 Dodge Dart Limited equipped with Uconnect to a reader, and our winner is Jennifer Johansen, a wife and mother of two young daughters.
When planning the first ever Technology of the Year Award, our colleagues at AOL Autos decided early on that it would be great to give away the winning technology. Since all of this tech comes attached to vehicles, that meant giving away another car!