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The daughter of a mechanical engineer, Melissa grew up playing with machine parts and still loves getting into the nuts and bolts of how things work. She is never happier than when she is on a factory tour.

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Invasion of the connected cars: Buick leads 30-plus GM cars into the 4G LTE future

It's not a gimmick, it's a game-changer. More than 30 GM cars in the 2015 model year will have 4G LTE. That connectivity will transform the automotive experience for the driver as well as the passengers.

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Meet your second car: How the small, slender, $6800 Elio seeks a bigger audience

But how many shopping bags can you fit in this thing? Not many.

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Drive less, pay less: Metromile pay-per-mile insurance comes to San Francisco

Just plug this dongle into your car's OBD-II port, and you could get cheaper insurance plus useful driving and other data from the app. Metromile's intriguing business model comes to California.

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Call Google, Ford shows wearable car tech any DIY-Maker-Faire geek could do

It's just a silly photo put out by Ford in honor of Embrace Your Geekness, some made-up, so-called holiday. The scary part? Some geek just might try it.

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Car apps: Ford's Sync AppLink marries car to phone, but the relationship's complicated

Smartphone apps designed specifically to work with cars promise to make the whole phone-car relationship a lot safer. But phones and cars aren't really designed to work together, and it shows in how early apps work.

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Google rolls out Android Auto, linking your car, your phone and your digital life

In a demo cockpit at Google I/O, the company demonstrated how your Android phone could provide calendar, contact and road-trip data to improve your daily drive—and make it a lot safer.

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Google I/O 2014: What to expect as Google increases its focus on 'connected' tech

An increased emphasis on wearables, the living room, and even cars will likely define the keynote of Google's annual developer conference.

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Harley’s hawg goes electric with Project LiveWire, a battery-powered motorcycle

The great American motorcycle company steps into the future with a prototype model that could legitimize--and possibly overtake--the fledgling all-electric movement.

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So crazy it just might work: Tesla opens up its patents to promote EV development

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks the world needs more EVs, so he's letting anyone use his company's technology 'in good faith' to promote that goal.

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Tesla offers its charging tech to the world, but there's a catch

Tesla hasn't shared its fast-charging technology until now, but offering it further complicates the already-hot debate about standards for connecting electric vehicles to chargers.

google self driving prototype may 27 2014

13 fun facts and dreams about Google’s next self-driving car

See this bug-shaped prototype in action with real people and learn more about its mind-bending, near-lack of manual controls -- a major shift in how people experience autonomous driving.

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No steering wheel. No pedals. Google gets serious about self-driving cars

This friendly-looking prototype car could be rolling its own route within a few years, as Google takes another big step toward autonomous cars.

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CarPlay for the rest of us: Pioneer demos Apple's interface in its NEX infotainment systems

You won’t have to buy a new car to get Apple’s CarPlay interface for your iPhone. Pioneer will be one of the first aftermarket manufacturers to offer it in an installable system for older cars.

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The 4G mobile hotspot you can drive: The 2015 Audi A3 is all about data

This car's first-ever 4G LTE data plan spoils everyone. Passengers can stay online, and the driver gets some impressive data services from the MMI infotainment system and Audi connect.

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First BMW i3 electric vehicle in U.S. goes to professor in Boston

They're heeeere! The fast, funny-looking, all-new, all-electric car from BMW. With the first shipment of the i3 cars landing in the U.S., check out this video of our first drive from earlier this year.