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This battery could power the electric car of the future

In this video report, we meet Farasis Energy, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles.

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How Infiniti Connection in a 2014 Q50S helped me find a timber wolf in the Black Hills

When your car's connected, the first step with any road trip is not to fill up with gas. It’s to sit down at a computer and fire up your browser. Infiniti Connection service lets you create a detailed itinerary and upload it to your car.

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Lane-keeping made woozy: How the Chrysler 200C's LaneSense veers off course

If you're going to buy the Chrysler 200C, don't buy it for the lane-keeping technology, which isn't precise enough to instill any confidence.

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Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

Automotive Grade Linux aims to be an open source platform that car companies can build on to create in-car embedded systems.

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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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Call me easy: Dodge Dart GT uses huge touchscreen to handle phone tasks

A simple Bluetooth connection and a big, easy 8.4-inch touchscreen show how safer phone features are working their way into more affordable cars like the Dart GT.

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Software maker QNX sets its sights, sounds on your car's infotainment system

Much of the work QNX does on software for your car is out of sight -- and most likely, out of mind. Still, it's worth paying attention to the company's latest announcements to get a sense of where future in-car infotainment systems are headed.

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Five new ways Google is taking on Apple

At its I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new products and technologies. But these five are targeted most directly at Apple.

on macworld.com

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From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Google unleashed a torrent of fresh features and products and its annual I/O keynote. Here's a round-up of all the news and new platforms.

on pcworld.com

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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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Meet Intel's vision of the future, from robots to smart cars to talking dogs

Intel showed off a wealth of future technology this week, from laptops with integrated depth cameras, (hackable) connected cars, and even solar-power solutions.

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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.

Large-scale tests with self-driving cars to hit Dutch roads

The Netherlands wants to be a front-runner of self-driving cars in Europe

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8 Father's Day car tech gift ideas to get dad's motor running

Stumped as to what to get dad this father's day? Turn to the garage for inspiration.

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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.