Don't-Miss Car tech Stories

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: All the car tech a busy family needs to stay safe

Whether it's the kids in back or the cars around you, the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has tech that helps you stay safe from distraction and risks on the road. And if your arms are full of groceries, some of the tech just makes your daily driving life easier, too.

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Pothole? What pothole? The 2015 Lincoln MKZ barely notices them

Potholes feel almost inconsequential, thanks to the "pothole mitigation" features in the 2015 Lincoln MKZ.

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Apple CarPlay ships first in Ferrari sports cars

Now that a Ferrari has been released with the latest in Apple's smartphone-car integration technology, you're ready to buy, right?

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Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept looks like a motorized ladybug with autonomous talents

Google's autonomous car debuted this year, but the Electric Networked-Vehicle's been around since 2010. This new gen is designed for hands-free driving, with lots of vehicle-to-X intelligence.

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2017 Cadillacs will have automated highway driving features

Autonomy and the tracking nearby cars will improve safety, GM says

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Automatic app review: For $99, the truth about your car and your driving

Plug the Automatic Link dongle into your car, fire up the iOS/Android app, and get the goods on how your driving affects your fuel efficiency; how your car's feeling today; and more.

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Garmin nuvi navigation devices add Foursquare data to fend off smartphones

Garmin’s sophisticated navigation devices struggle against the "good-enough" capabilities of smartphones. Its new touchscreen devices include Foursquare data along with other features that beat most smartphones hands-down.

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Automatic takes driving data online with new web dashboard

The web tool is intended to let users of the connected car accessory drill down into the data collected about each car trip, helping them find ways to boost fuel efficiency.

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What's a nice car like the 2014 Hyundai Equus doing with tech like this?

Hyundai's luxury flagship is tarnished by car tech that seems in dire need of upgrading.

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG: An expensive taste of nearly autonomous driving

We borrowed a $163,000 car to try out the tech. Right. Well, it does have amazingly proactive cruise control.

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Say yes to texting while driving with Nissan's voice-activated system

With Nissan's Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, you can manage messages and send canned responses. We test it in the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR.

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

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

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For cheap car nav, go here: BringGo GPS app guides the 2014 Chevy Sonic

Your phone is the app hub for many low-cost cars. In the 2014 Chevy Sonic, the BringGo app offers basic navigation, though with some notable limitations.

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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.