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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.

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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.

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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.