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Volvo cars will start talking to each other about road hazards

Cars will warn other cars of road dangers thanks to a cellular connection.

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In 2016, Nissan promises cars that can drive themselves in traffic jams

No more stop and go, at least if you buy a Nissan. The company's first self-driving cars will come out next year, the CEO of Nissan and Renault said.

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Teen hacks car with $15 worth of parts

With just a little soldering and assembly, a 14-year-old built a device to wirelessly communicate with a vehicle's controller area network (CAN) and remotely start and unlock the vehicle.

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Sensors and lasers will help Volvo's self-driving cars stay on the road

The cars will be packed with loads of technology to ensure a safe trip

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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.



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.


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

BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack

An attacker could mimic a BMW server and remotely unlock a car, researchers found.

World Tech Update - Samsung rumored to buy BlackBerry, Detroit Motor Show and an iPhone killer

Coming up on World Tech Update Samsung is rumored to want to buy BlackBerry, we take a look at the new cars and concepts at the North American International Auto Show and China's Xiaomi debuts a phone that is thinner, lighter and cheaper than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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.

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Verizon service could turn millions more vehicles into connected cars

Verizon Vehicle can be added to virtually any car made since 1996

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.