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    Video: Volvo working to allow groceries delivered to your car, even when you aren't there
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    Volvo cites research showing that 60 percent of online shoppers had problems with their deliveries in 2013, and that missed first deliveries cost the industry roughly one billion euros ($1.37B US) in re-delivery costs, as impetus for its "Roam Delivery Service" that delivers packages to your car. ...

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    Report: Corvette's new Performance Data Recorder dash cam could make it to other cars
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    Chevrolet just introduced its nifty Performance Data Recorder at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show that will show up in production form later this year on the 2015 Corvette Stingray. For the time being, this Cosworth-developed camera and telematics package will be exclusive to the Corvette, but ...

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    Video: Watch this autonomous BMW M235i drift itself
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    It's one thing to have autonomous cars. That's fine, having a computer steer you down a boring stretch of arrow-straight freeway while you read a book, text or watch a movie. But when the machines start encroaching on things that make driving fun, we appear to have arrived at a conundrum. That's ...

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    Official: Former Cadillac boss Butler takes Ford tech job
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    When Don Butler made the decision to leave his post as Cadillac's VP of global strategic development, it was a surprise. Citing a desire to "recalibrate, reassess my priorities" in that August announcement, it wasn't entirely clear where Butler – a virtual General Motors lifer after ...

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    Official: Chevy announces broad deployment of 4G LTE with OnStar [w/videos]
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    The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is rapidly becoming a major stage on which automakers show off their latest and greatest goodies designed to make the lives of drivers easier and more colorful. For Chevrolet, that means it is unveiling a bunch of new smartphone-like technologies for its ...

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    Video: Watch this walkthrough of the 2015 Corvette's Performance Data Recorder
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    We're really quite excited about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and its Performance Data Recorder – and not just because of its unbridled potential for providing the world with more "dash cam" videos. We love the idea if only because it means we won't necessarily have to fiddle with ...

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    Report: Your car's 'big data' is worth $1,400 a year
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    Connected cars are slowly but surely becoming more commonplace, mirroring the smartphone takeover of the mobile communications market, albeit at a much slower pace. But as we get more and more connected vehicles on the road, the ability of companies to take advantage of the accumulated data ...

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    Official: Hyundai offers three free years of Blue Link safety tech [w/videos]
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    As of now, the Assurance Connected Care service that Hyundai introduced at the New York Auto Show with the 2014 Equus sedan is complimentary for three years on any vehicle equipped with the company's Blue Link telematic systems. It's the third service package to join the Blue Link suite, after ...

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    CES: Delphi to offer clever DIY smartphone interface for older cars
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    Those of us with an older car might be feeling a bit jealous of all the new cars with their fancy smart phone apps. But if you have a 1996 or newer vehicle, you may soon be able to bring your car closer to those new-fangled models. Autoblog spoke with Craig Tieman, advanced concepts and market ...

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    Hyundai, Broadcom to equip vehicles with built-in ethernet
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    Hyundai is the second manufacturer after BMW – having put its Flexray ethernet system into the X5 – to pledge to install Ethernet technology in its cars. This isn't a ploy to give you yet another place to work on those regional sales spreadsheets, it's about reducing vehicle ...

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    Official: OnStar expands service to Mexico
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    "Bienvenidos a OnStar."
    General Motors Co. announced this afternoon that it's taking its OnStar services south of the border and will begin offering them in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico in 2013. Services included: automatic crash response, 24/7 emergency ...

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    Report: Blue Oval's Farley vows to fix MyFord Touch
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    MyFord Touch is an enigma – not just because the infotainment system itself is difficult to understand and use, but because Ford just can't seem to figure out what to do about it. Ford's marketing chief Jim Farley tells Automotive News that despite ongoing criticism of MyFord Touch, even ...

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    Official: OnStar gets button redesign, Camaro gets frameless rearview mirror
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    After holding what we're sure were enough clinics to start a psych practice, General Motors has unveiled a redesign of its OnStar buttons and certain features for its 2013 products. The biggest change comes with the hands-free calling button, which gets swapped from a telephone icon to one of a ...

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    Report: New Chrysler Uconnect Access won't need cell phones [w/video]
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    Two of the major trends in car connectivity are to use a connected smartphone as the vehicle's infotainment system or for access to mobile service, or include a standalone system with its own wireless access that gains additional features when connected to a smartphone. Chrysler is apparently ...

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    Spy Shots: Kia engineers lock themselves out of Quoris prototype... in the desert
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    Locking your keys in your car is never a fun experience. You have to call the auto club or tow service, wait for them to either bring you a new key or break into your car for you. It's something that happens to everyone at least once, and then you (try to) remember never to do it again. A team ...

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    Report: Distracted driving scourge a repeat of 1930?
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same. According to a report at carinsurance.com, Department of Transportation chief Ray LaHood isn't the first person to take on distracted driving. In 1930, George A. Packer, then the Massachusetts registrar of motor vehicles, wanted the state to ...

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    Report: How Ford's Sync could lower your insurance
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    How far are you willing to go to save a few bucks on your auto insurance? Because State Farm will gladly shave five percent from your premium if you're willing to permit the insurance company to log into your Sync-equipped vehicle to view the Vehicle Health Report. According to Motor Trend, the ...

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    Report: Toyota working on Playstation-compatible track day black box for Scion FR-S
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    Autocar reports Toyota and Subaru are working on ways to sharpen the GT 86, BRZ and Scion FR-S triplets. While that may mean buyers could see a convertible version of the sports coupe as soon as 2014, engineers are also working on a variety of other improvements, including a new track telemetry ...

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    Official: 2013 Subaru models to see with optional EyeSight safety system
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    Trickle-down technology is how four-wheel anti-lock braking systems went from their production debut on a 1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to being standard equipment across the board for all vehicles on the road today. It also explains how advanced technologies like adaptive cruise control, ...

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    Exclusive: Next Volkswagen infotainment system to use capacitive touchscreens, proximity sensors
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    The next Volkswagen Golf will be chock-full of standard and optional technology features, but its all-new Modular Infotainment System has the potential to set a new benchmark for both high-end and entry-level navigation, entertainment and connectivity. Three new systems will be available when ...

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