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Google sees fewer hiccups in autonomous car tests, but driver intervention still needed

Data relating to tests of Google's self-driving cars show the high-tech vehicles are covering seven times the distance of a year ago per driver intervention, suggesting decent progress as the company pushes forward with its driverless…
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Toyota will boost car connectivity via built-in flat panel satellites

Toyota has revealed its Mirai research vehicle which will be used to test Kymetra's satellite systems for high-speed data transfer. The project is part of the automaker's investment of $1 billion in new safety technologies.
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We talk to Ford’s Dr. Ken Washington about connectivity, cars, smart mobility at CES 5:29

Dr. Ken Washington, Ford’s VP of Advanced Research and Engineering, sat down with us to talk about how Ford is taking the notion of “the internet of things” seriously, and how connecting our cars to our lives is just the tip…
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Bored during your commute? Uber wants to change that with entertainment for your ride

Uber just announced a tool for developers, Uber Trip Experiences. It'll allow third-party apps to provide you with content, ads, and reminders during your ride, such as reminding you to turn up the heat before you get home via a smart home…
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The driver-focused 620S is Caterham’s best argument against self-driving cars

Caterham has introduced a more comfort-focused variant of the 620R called 620S. It comes with basic creature comforts such as a heater, a full windshield, and a softer suspension that won't rattle your spine.
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Ford and Lincoln try to rewrite the rules of car leasing

Ford and its Lincoln luxury brand will test new leasing models as the company seeks to capitalize on alternatives to car ownership. Ford owners in Austin, Texas, will soon be able to lease cars in groups.
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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…