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BlackBerry sticks to business as it unveils IoT plans, AT&T-exclusive Passport phone

The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things.

Bosch Traffic Jam Assist makes life easy in stop-and-go traffic

Tired of inching forward in stop-and-go traffic? In the right conditions, your car could do it for you.

This BMW's laser scanners will stop you from hitting anything

BMW's 360 Collision Avoidance wouldn't let us crash the car no matter how hard we tried.

The sensor-studded QNX Technology Concept Car has serious street smarts

You think you're a good driver? Auto technology supplier QNX outfitted a Maserati QuattroPorte with all manner of sensors and cameras, so it can see more than any human could.

With car sensors and an app, BMW's Remote Valet Parking Assistant makes your car handle garage hassles

We watched BMW i3 find a spot and park itself, then come back and find its owner, all by itself.

Here's what your car will do with more power than two supercomputers

With more computing power than supercomputers used to test nuclear warheads with, Nvidia's Drive CX can give you a beautiful 3D dash board and even help park as though you had a camera floating twenty feet above it.

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Nuance's Dragon Drive car software now knows who you are

In a bit of personalization reminiscent of Microsoft's Cortana, Nuance's Dragon Drive software will recognize you and give you news tidbits tailored to who you are, and talk to your smartphone, too.

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Mercedes-Benz's F015 concept is a self-driving, hydrogen-powered living room

Relax! The car will do the driving. And the entertaining. And it won’t pollute. The F015 concept car is barely recognizable compared to the cars of yesteryear--although it does at least still have four wheels.

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Android Auto and CarPlay are coming to Volkswagen cars later this year

Volkswagen is getting serious about smartphone overlays for its embedded system. Later in 2015, Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, and Mirror Link will start showing up in U.S. models.

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Toyota wants more hydrogen cars, and it's giving away 5,680 patents to make it happen

One word: Fuel. If Toyota wants its hydrogen cars to succeed, it needs more hydrogen filling stations. Giving away patents will encourage more cars and therefore more stations.

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Here's everything Toyota will give you if you buy the hydrogen-powered Mirai

How does free fuel sound to you? Toyota's Mirai needs every early adopter it can get, so the company's sweetening the pot with perks like that, plus it's giving away a passel of patents.

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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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Amsterdam traffic controllers offer commuters personalized route advice

Dutch traffic control will use a mobile app to control traffic flows and keep things moving on Amsterdam's busy roads

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.

Toyota releases thousands of patents for hydrogen fuel cell tech

Toyota announced it is opening up to other carmakers and the renewable energy market more than 5,600 patents related to its fuel cell technology.

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.

Nvidia aims to power driverless cars with new 'mobile super chip'

Nvidia unveiled its new "super chip" called the Tegra X1 at CES. The chip has double the performance of the existing Tegra K1 and is the centerpiece of two new computing systems designed to power the car of the future.

Make your car smart with this new infotainment system

Parrot's RNB6 replaces your aging infotainment system with one that supports Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

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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.