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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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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.

Ford wants to keep drivers alert on the long road to autonomous cars

Automation will gradually ease driving, but drivers will have to stay alert.

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Mazda's adaptive headlights let you keep your high-beams on without annoying everyone

Mazda is developing low-cost technology that automatically adjusts a car's headlights when another car is approaching

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Sharp's funky new LCDs can be almost any shape, might wind up in your next car

The company is targeting use in car dashboards and instrument consoles