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Automatic looks to fuel you with data for driving more efficiently

We go for a test drive with a $100 gadget that plugs into a computer socket on your car and sends data about your driving habits to your iPhone or Android device.

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Monitoring your car's fuel efficiency with Automatic

Plug this $100 gadget into a computer socket on your car, and it can send data about your driving habits to your iPhone or Android device. We take Automatic for a test drive to see if it gets us from Point A to Point B more efficiently.

BMW's X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid concept coming to US

BMW introduced the X5 eDrive concept car, a plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle or SAV, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

Riding along in a fuel cell vehicle

IDG News Service got the chance to ride along in Toyota's fuel cell vehicle, powered by hydrogen, at the New York International Auto Show.

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HondaLink Navigation app gives you GPS for less

Built-in nav can be pricey, but buy this app and a cable, and your Honda can have something just as good that runs off your phone.

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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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