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Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink: Most 2016 Volkswagen cars will have all three

The company's new MIB-II infotainment system will be compatible with all three smartphone-car interfaces. The first floor models will arrive in dealerships next week, VW says.

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Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that

The new system will alert drivers and pedestrians of potential collisions.

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Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

Verizon is using a simulated city to develop a vehicle-to-pedestrian safety system

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

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1.4 million cars that could be hacked are recalled by Fiat Chrysler

When the Jeep Cherokee hack made news, Chrysler was ready with a fix. The 14 vehicles bring recalled come from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM.

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Apple hires Chrysler executive, furthering speculation of its automotive ambitions

Apple isn't saying if Doug Betts will work on existing products or the electric car Apple is supposedly building

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Google's self-driving cars are taking a road trip to Texas

Austin is the next city where Google will test its autonomous driving technology

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Google self-driving cars had two accidents in June, both caused by non-Google humans

In both incidents, a self-driving test car was rear-ended at a stop light. No injuries occurred.

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Google, Delphi change story, saying their self-driving cars never got close

The companies dispute a Reuters story that described a coincidental encounter as a “near miss,” saying both cars were “doing what they were supposed to do.”

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Google's self-driving car is now driving itself around the city of Mountain View

Keep an eye out for the adorable little clown car, tooling along at 25 mph on the suburban streets of Google's hometown.

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Google's driverless car fleet to double as it prepares for new tests

The company operates more than half of the autonomous cars permitted to drive on California roads

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Google reveals its self-driving car accident record

Google's self-driving vehicles have been involved in 12 minor accidents since 2009.

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Apple CarPlay's coming to these 14 Chevrolet cars in the 2016 model year

You'll be able to plug your iPhone into a range of vehicles from the tiny Spark to the hulking Suburban, and even the new Volt.

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These are the 14 Chevrolet cars from the 2016 model year that will have Android Auto

The models range from the entry-level Spark to the hulking Suburban and even the Corvette, but some cars will get it before others. Here are the details.

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Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive

"This vehicle is part of our early research efforts regarding mapping, safety and autonomy systems."