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This is your car on Google Earth: The 2014 Audi Q5 TDI offers a bird’s-eye view

We'd all love to have Google Earth in the car—and viewed safely from the central display. Right now, the only way to get it is through a pricey optional package on Audi cars. But it sure is fun.

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You can drive, you just can’t have any fun: Ford MyKey curbs teen drivers

Hand over the keys with fewer qualms. Ford MyKey lets parents set speed limits and other controls to help teen drivers stay safe.

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Microsoft shows off next-gen Windows for connected cars

So far, it's just a prototype. But even the basic Windows for the car demo gives clues into what Microsoft plans.

Hacked passwords can enable remote unlocking, tracking of Tesla cars

Tesla Motors accounts that enable remote car control are only protected by six-character passwords, researcher says.

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Feds will require new cars to include backup cameras

A rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation aims to prevent backover accidents, one-third of which involve young children.

Driving with data: MetroMile app is nice, but the pay-per-mile insurance is the real draw

Lucky residents of Illinois, Oregon, and Washington can save money on auto insurance if they use this app (and drive wisely). The rest of us have to wait.

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Car tech's next problem: connecting the dumb car

Upstart Augmentation Industries and Deutsche Telekom both want to take advantage of a myriad of onboard computers.

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Have Xbox, will travel: Dual HDMI in 2014 Dodge Durango lets you bring your game

Can your car play Titanfall? Dual HDMI ports and dual displays mean this one can.

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Stop looking at your phone, start using this head-up display with Sygic GPS app

No more excuses: Sygic’s GPS Navigation app adds a head-up display option. Just keep your phone plugged in, because it sucks battery life big-time.

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No driver required for this concept car, but an espresso machine is a must

Swiss auto maker Rinspeed presented its vision for driverless cars in an example that makes road travel more like luxury business travel on airplanes.

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Concept car skips the driver, adds 4K display and espresso machine

Swiss auto maker Rinspeed presented its vision for driverless cars in an example that makes road travel more like luxury business travel on airplanes.