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Thinkware's X500 dash cam looks out for you with fancy safety features

Most dash cams just record stuff, but the X500 also watches the road and alerts you if you stray from your lane or get too close to cars ahead of you. Not bad for a $250 product.

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The real star of the Mercedes-Benz keynote at CES was this little robot

Its name is Cambot. It represents approachable technology. What about adorable, even huggable? Well, watch it for yourself and you'll see.

Thinkware X500 dash cam looks out for you with lane-departure and collision warnings

Most dash cams just record, but the X500's detection systems give you high-end safety features in a $249 add-on.

Nvidia's Tegra-powered Drive PX system brings augmented reality smarts to your car

Nvidia's Drive PX is shaping up to be a killer backseat driver.

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Why Nvidia ignored mobile and bet the farm on auto tech at CES

One pundit complained Nvidia's press conference was 'a teraflop'

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Nvidia launches Tegra X1, bringing deep neural learning to self-driving cars

The new Tegra X1 is roughly twice as powerful as the Tegra K1 that Nvidia that launched last year. The X1 also forms the foundation for an audacious new vision for self-driving cars.

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The connected car’s consumer future: GM OnStar 4G LTE can find donuts, parking, or a hotel

Maintenance alerts. Coupon offers. Even Priceline room reservations. Using connectivity to help drivers find services is a big part of GM's plans for its OnStar program and its growing fleet of 4G-LTE-enabled cars.

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Connected, self-driving cars in the front seat at CES

The headsof Ford and Mercedes-Benz are among the keynote speakers

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Google's finalized self-driving car prototype is more VW Beetle than Porsche

Sensor views are one reason for the self-driving vehicle's cute, rounded looks

Tesla's three-minute battery swap pilot for Model S cars sets a new bar for EV charging

The battery-swap service will take about three minutes and cost about as much as a full tank of premium fuel, but it'll be much faster than using Tesla's free Supercharging stations.

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Android Auto, baked directly into cars: Google may want it, but whether automakers do is unclear

Google's upcoming Android M could include the ability to make Android Auto the core of a car's infotainment system, but the reality faces many obstacles.

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BMW wants your smartwatch to park your car for you

Cars will be able to find a parking place on their own by 2020 with the help of sensors and digital plans

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Ford SYNC 3 in pictures: Ford's infotainment system gets a sweeping, phone-like revamp

Ford's pioneering SYNC was more than ready for a change. The new SYNC 3 will bring a brighter, fresher interface and a capacitive touchscreen, all due to debut on 2016 model-year cars.

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Jaguar Land Rover wraps Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into its justDrive app

The automaker's justDrive adds natural voice controls to apps already in the car.

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Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Plug your phone into the car and enjoy phone, navigation, messaging and more. That's the idea behind Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (in beta), and we tried both at the LA Auto Show.

Hands-on with CarPlay in the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

Apple's software shines, but this touchscreen isn't worth the price of entry.

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New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with a new material.

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AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

Audi and GM are both offering in-car 4G connections through AT&T.