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Google's driverless car will get a steering wheel after all

California DMV says self-driving vehicles must allow humans to take control

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In the future, your cars will be able to talk their way out of trouble

Or, they'll be able to if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way. The federal agency is touting vehicle-to-vehicle communication, in which cars will be able to alert each other to any dangerous conditions on the road ahead.

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Side minder: Erasing blind spots with the 2015 Honda Fit's LaneWatch

A camera mounted under the right-side mirror lets you watch for cars coming up behind from the central display.

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Move and I'll scream: Motion alarms freak out intruders in 2015 Cadillac Escalade

In which we sacrifice one three-foot stuffed animal to show why no one should try to mess with this car.

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Skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorder

The augmented reality helmet is on sale for $1,399 on Indiegogo with an expected ship date of May 2015

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The HTC One (M8) smartphone gets MirrorLink compatibility for safer car use

Your phone and your car’s display, happy together. Soon, you’ll be able to plug the HTC One into a MirrorLink-compatible car and use the phone’s interface and specially designed apps without dangerous distraction.

Faster than the speed of electricity: Electric car breaks speed record

Watch a group of students from an Australian university break a 26-year old world speed record for electric vehicles.

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Repurpose your car’s obsolete CD player with Mountek's car mounts

Mountek's mounts are sturdy and convenient, and they make clever use of the long-neglected CD player in your car's dash.

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You can have your Caddy and charge it, too: Cruising with the 2014 ELR hybrid

It's a hybrid whose battery can be recharged with gas. And it's a Cadillac.

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Researchers to name the most hackable cars at Black Hat

Is your car vulnerable to an attack via its Bluetooth, telematics, or on-board phone applications? You'll find out at this week's security conference in Las Vegas.

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Toyota Entune and VW Car-Net do things Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can't touch

Automakers' own apps do things that Apple and Google can't, such as locking and unlocking the car. But are they worth the upcharge? We try two: Toyota's Entune, and Volkswagen's Car-Net.

This motorcycle helmet's rear-view camera can show you what's gaining on you

Motorcycle riders in San Francisco got their hands on what some are calling the future of motorcycle helmets. The Skully AR-1 helmet has a heads-up display, rear-view camera and connects to your phone via Bluetooth.

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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.

4G LTE in cars isn't a gimmick; it's a game-changer

We take a trip in the 2015 Buick LaCrosse with 4G LTE to learn how that connectivity will transform the automotive experience for both driver and 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.

Nissan cars will give drivers a break during parking, traffic jams

Completely robotic cars are a long way off, CEO Ghosn warns

Tesla's much cheaper 'Model 3' coming in 2017

The company's next electric car will be about 20 percent smaller and nearly $30,000 less expensive.

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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.