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The merged NXP and Freescale will make cars smarter from bumper to bumper

The US$40 billion NXP-Freescale merger creates one supplier of all the chips needed for cars as they evolve toward driving themselves, executives of the two companies say.

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When your car has autopilot, will you be ready to take over?

Autopilot systems in cars are asking drivers to pay attention while not actually doing anything. Researchers say that's unrealistic and might create a new type of accident, but roads won't necessarily be less safe.


Ford software update puts a Siri button in millions of cars

Ford Sync vehicles from 2011 onward now have a Siri button.

Volvo wants to use holograms to sell cars

Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.

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Microsoft, Volvo team up to sell cars using Hololens

Microsoft and Volvo announced this week that they are working together to let consumers take new cars for a spin using the HoloLens augmented reality headgear.

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Intel envisions smarter autonomous cars with Altera FPGAs

Intel said FPGAs could be used in autonomous cars and IoT devices.

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Meet the first Toyota Mirai and the big, expensive plan to keep this hydrogen car alive

The first Mirai can't go far from the sole fueling station available to it. The race is on to build more stations so Toyota can sell more cars.

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VW snags leading self-driving car expert from Apple

Volkswagen just hired an expert on car automation technology away from Apple, signaling its intention to become a serious player in the next-generation and self-driving car markets.

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The 2016 Chevy Volt has it all: 53 EV miles for green cred, a sleek redesign for street cred

No other plug-in hybrid can touch the Volt's EV range. The next step is to look and feel normal enough to attract more buyers beyond the green-car nerds.

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Autonomous cars aren't nearly as clever as you think, says Toyota

The head of Toyota's billion-dollar U.S. artificial intelligence research center delivered a reality check on Friday for anyone over-enamored of autonomous car technology: the cars aren't as clever as you might think.

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Toyota to make $1 billion artificial intelligence, robotics R&D push in US

Toyota plans a major push into artificial intelligence and robotics technology research and will invest $1 billion over the next five years in a research and development center in the U.S. to pursue those goals.

Google drone delivery, Tesla Autopilot, ISS birthday - The Wrap

On The Wrap this week Google plans to deliver packages by drone, Tesla takes back Autopilot features and the ISS turns 15.

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Audi’s A3 Sportback e-tron can’t fix the diesel scandal, but it’s a modestly green start

Audi says more PHEV models will follow it to the U.S., and right now the Volkswagen satellite company needs all the green cred it can get.

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There will be no human drivers in 20 years, says Steve Wozniak

The Apple co-founder and chief scientist at Fusion-io talks about the disruptive trends that excite and concern him.

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The coolest, craziest next-gen car tech from the Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese car companies have a major presence at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show and unveiled new prototypes that provide a taste of the tech we'll soon be seeing in our cars.

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U.S. copyright law exemption allows good-faith car, medical device hacking

The U.S. Copyright Office added security research on cars and medical devices to the list of exemptions from the rules prohibiting the circumvention of access controls that are used to protect works.