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Apple wants its cars in production by 2020, report says

Bloomberg says Apple wants a car on the assembly line within five years. The company is certainly hiring automotive brainpower aggressively.

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Apple's auto-industry hires suggest an interest in more than software

A list of auto-focused talent now at Apple includes auto-parts engineers, former Tesla employees, and an expert on new battery technology.

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Apple is said to recruit engineers for car development project

Apple's recent hires include a Mercedes-Benz executive who led its Silicon Valley R&D center.

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT, connected cars

One of them is Sen. Edward Markey, who plans to introduce legislation to require security measures in connected cars.

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Uber to develop self-driving cars, butting heads with Google

The companies look set to become rivals, with Google reportedly building a ride-hailing app

Detroit Auto Show - What is hydrogen fuel cell technology?

Detroit Auto Show - What is hydrogen fuel cell technology?

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Local Motors 3D prints a car at the Detroit Motor Show

The car chassis is built using a carbon-reinforced ABS plastic that's squeezed through an inkjet nozzle and transformed into a car.

Dodge lets you drive a car simulator at the NAIAS Detroit auto show

Detroit Auto Show - Test driving Dodge's full-car simulator

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BMW's next self-parking car won't need any human help

We watch as an experimental car with high-resolution laser scanners cruises a lot, finds a spot, and parks, then returns to its driver, nice as you please.

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Bosch's Traffic Jam Assist takes stop-and-go driving off your hands, literally

The system uses a camera and radar to watch ahead and handle heavy traffic so you don't have to. It's both liberating and a little scary.

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BMW's latest self-driving car brakes automatically for obstacles when you don't

Just try hitting a wall in this car; it'll stop itself before you do. BMW's 360-degree Collision Avoidance tries to protect the driver from all-too-human mistakes.

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BlackBerry sticks to business as it unveils IoT plans, AT&T-exclusive Passport phone

The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things.

Bosch Traffic Jam Assist makes life easy in stop-and-go traffic

Tired of inching forward in stop-and-go traffic? In the right conditions, your car could do it for you.

This BMW's laser scanners will stop you from hitting anything

BMW's 360 Collision Avoidance wouldn't let us crash the car no matter how hard we tried.

The sensor-studded QNX Technology Concept Car has serious street smarts

You think you're a good driver? Auto technology supplier QNX outfitted a Maserati QuattroPorte with all manner of sensors and cameras, so it can see more than any human could.

With car sensors and an app, BMW's Remote Valet Parking Assistant makes your car handle garage hassles

We watched BMW i3 find a spot and park itself, then come back and find its owner, all by itself.

Here's what your car will do with more power than two supercomputers

With more computing power than supercomputers used to test nuclear warheads with, Nvidia's Drive CX can give you a beautiful 3D dash board and even help park as though you had a camera floating twenty feet above it.

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Nuance's Dragon Drive car software now knows who you are

In a bit of personalization reminiscent of Microsoft's Cortana, Nuance's Dragon Drive software will recognize you and give you news tidbits tailored to who you are, and talk to your smartphone, too.

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Mercedes-Benz's F015 concept is a self-driving, hydrogen-powered living room

Relax! The car will do the driving. And the entertaining. And it won’t pollute. The F015 concept car is barely recognizable compared to the cars of yesteryear--although it does at least still have four wheels.

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Android Auto and CarPlay are coming to Volkswagen cars later this year

Volkswagen is getting serious about smartphone overlays for its embedded system. Later in 2015, Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, and Mirror Link will start showing up in U.S. models.

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Here's everything Toyota will give you if you buy the hydrogen-powered Mirai

How does free fuel sound to you? Toyota's Mirai needs every early adopter it can get, so the company's sweetening the pot with perks like that, plus it's giving away a passel of patents.

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Toyota wants more hydrogen cars, and it's giving away 5,680 patents to make it happen

One word: Fuel. If Toyota wants its hydrogen cars to succeed, it needs more hydrogen filling stations. Giving away patents will encourage more cars and therefore more stations.