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Kia's new Niro promises to offer Prius-fighting hybrid tech in a crossover package

Kia will introduce a brand new crossover called Niro at this year's Chicago Auto Show. Loosely inspired by the Niro concept, soft-roader will be available with a hybrid and with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
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Ford tests future device integration and safety improvement in ‘wearables lab’

Ford is testing future device integration in a "wearables lab" at its Dearborn, Michigan, research center. It believes wearable devices could communicate with a car's safety systems.
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Watson at the Wheel: How IBM plans to power your drive

IBM unveiled its vision of the self-driving, self-enabling, connected car at the 2016 NAIAS show Tuesday, through a video showing how Watson might be built into the dashboard. That's right: The same technology that mastered chess may…
Cars

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

Cars of the future won’t take flight, but they will do a lot of things on their own. We explore how smart cars actually will become by the year 2021.
Cars

Elon Musk reveals Apple’s ‘open secret’

Of course Apple's building an electric car, Elon Musk said in a TV interview broadcast Monday. The Tesla CEO described Apple's project as "an open secret," and even predicted the company would make a "compelling" electric vehicle.
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It’s (fraternal) twins! Kia’s 2017 Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback bow in Detroit

Kia has debuted the 2017 Forte sedan and 2017 Forte5 hatchback at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Both vehicles are available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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It took Uber five years to reach 1 billion rides, Chinese rival reaches milestone in one

Uber might be tearing away at the taxi industry in the Western world, but in China a rival service named Didi Kuaidi is surpassing all of the records. It reached 1 billion rides four years faster than Uber, showing the prominence of the…