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Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen being investigated in the US for patent infringement

As car automation technologies like navigation and infotainment systems emerge as the next big opportunity for the automotive industry, patent disputes similar to those seen in the smartphone business have not unexpectedly surfaced in the industry.

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Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware

Legendary CPU architect Jim Keller is heading up Tesla's Autopilot group.

Here's how GM's Maven car sharing works

A few clicks of an app and you've reserved a car and can drive it away. There's integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

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San Francisco has had its first self-driving car accident

San Francisco saw its first traffic accident involving an autonomous car earlier this month when a Nissan Leaf autonomous vehicle operated by Cruise Automation hit a parked Toyota Prius.

Is the Elio P5 the car of the future?

Great gas mileage, two seats, airbags and it's coming this year. Would you consider buying it?

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Automakers will collaborate to try to stop car hacks before they happen

Major automakers plan to work with the U.S. government to attempt to proactively deter hacks of connected cars before they become a major issue.

US plans to spend $4B on self-driving car research

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that President Obama will ask for $4 billion in his budget for 10 years of research into self-driving cars and their safety.

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Obama will ask for $4 billion for self-driving car research

The U.S. government plans to spend almost $4 billion over the next 10 years on research into autonomous driving and, as a first step, will come up with a set of model regulations to govern the technology and its use on public roads across the country.

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Android Auto coming to 40 car models this year

Google is positive about the road ahead for Android Auto, saying it will come to 40 car models and support more apps this year.

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Rinspeed's Etos car has its own drone and Microsoft Cortana

Swiss designer Rinspeed has come up with a good looking concept car that's packed with technology for the business user. The Etos is based on a BMW i8 but has what might be described as a turbo tech package.

Rinspeed's Etos concept car has a drone, Cortana and Office 365

This Rinspeed Etos concept car is all business up front with Office 365, Skype video calls and Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant in the dashboard and a party in the back with a drone that will scoot off to pick up shopping or take selfies as you drive.

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This Toyota can get you online from anywhere

It's a common feature of long distance driving: the Internet dead zone. Usually when you most need directions or have to make a call, you're in the middle of nowhere with no signal and a lot of frustration.

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Audi, Lexus reveal hydrogen concept cars in Detroit

Audi unveiled a sporty SUV concept powered by a hydrogen fuel cell at North American International Auto Show on Monday.

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Audi unveiled its hydrogen fuel-cell powered h-tron quattro concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2016.

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Lexus unveiled its LF-FC hydrogen fuel-cell concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2016, and set a target for a production model.

Ford takes self-driving into the snow

Detroit has at least one thing Silicon Valley doesn’t: snow. And Ford is taking advantage of that to test how its autonomous vehicles perform when they can’t see lane markings.

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Ford takes its autonomous car for a drive in snow

Ford is giving its autonomous cars a challenge not yet faced by Google's self-driving car fleet in Silicon Valley: snow.

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How Ford's autonomous test vehicles make 3D LiDAR maps of the world around them

As Ford triples its autonomous research fleet, it's also getting new toys, including a LiDAR small enough to build into a sideview mirror. That moves LiDAR from geeky experiment to something any car could use.

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Audi's lunar rover lands in Detroit

It’s not the typical type of vehicle you see unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, but on Monday Audi showed off a lunar rover developed with its assistance by a team of private scientists in pursuit of Google’s Lunar Xprize.

Audi targets the moon with lunar rover

Audi's lunar rover debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 11, 2016.

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Best frenemies: How Ford SYNC 3 works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Google and Apple's products are rivals to SYNC 3, but Ford still went to the effort to make it seamless to use them with other SYNC features.

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You drive this Lincoln with a game controller

If you think sitting in the back seat of a full-size Lincoln MKZ and driving it with a game controller sounds like a dangerous proposition, you're right. It is. But that's just what's possible with a car brought to CES by Illinois-based AutonomouStuff.

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Microsoft shows how self-driving cars could be the next mobile office with dash-mounted Windows 10

Microsoft and German consulting company IAV transform your instrument gauge into a screen to check your email.