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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.

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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.