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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.

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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.

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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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Eyes on the road: The head-up display, as experienced in the 2015 Kia K900

The Super Bowl commercial for this car featured Laurence Fishburne using his mirrored sunglasses as no one else can. The head-up display reality isn't nearly as dramatic, but the ability to see basic driving data on your windshield is still useful.

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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.

Battery startup aims to power next wave of electric vehicles

Farasis Energy has developed technology to make high performing, cheaper and safer lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle market.

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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.