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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming to Ford cars

Ford to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on Sync 3

Ford is increasing the number of smartphone functions that can be controlled from car interfaces by adding support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and introducing more apps for its Sync in-vehicle connectivity system.

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Forget the gadgets, come to CES 2016 for the cars

Cars look certain to be one of the stars of January's CES show in Las Vegas -- testament to the advanced technology work being done by the auto industry today and a lackluster electronics sector that is still searching for the next big thing.

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Ford, Google may join forces to build self-driving cars

Have you driven a Ford lately? In a few years you may not have to if the new self-driving car venture between Ford and Google is successful.

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Blackberry plans to push QNX into the Internet of Things at CES

Blackberry is planning to push its QNX real-time operating system into the Internet of Things at CES.

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California opens road to public use of autonomous cars

California has published the world's first regulations dealing with the routine use of autonomous cars on city streets -- a big step toward the day when computers, not humans, are in charge of cars.

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Ford will test driverless cars in California next year

Ford will begin testing a fully autonomous version of its Fusion Hybrid on California streets in 2016, becoming the latest major automaker to put driverless car technology to the test on real roads.

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Six sneak peeks that give you a taste of what CES will be all about

With CES only a few weeks away, gadget makers are sending the usual flood of invites and meeting requests to try to drum up interest in their products. It's clear the big themes this year will be smart appliances for the home, drones, robotics, and all kinds of car tech, along with the usual monster TVs and gaming rigs.

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Ford to add 13 electric vehicles to its lineup, plans $4.5B investment

The car-maker will invest additional $4.5 billion in electric vehicles by 2020, when, it says, some 40% of its vehicles will have EV models.

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Toyota's new Prius is one of first that talks to other cars

The new version of Toyota's best-selling Prius hybrid will come with technology that allows it to talk to other vehicles and things like traffic signals.

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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.

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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.