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Want Android Auto in your rust bucket? It’ll soon work independently via mobile app 2:30

Android Auto will soon be able to function as a stand-alone app, meaning you won’t need a new car to use it. In addition, Android Auto will add Waze, wireless connectivity, and automaker-specific apps in the coming months.
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Recapping day one at Google I/O 2016

Google I/O is almost upon us, and you can be sure to see more details on the upcoming version of Android N, Android VR, an Amazon Echo competitor, and more. The keynote begins at 10 a.m. P.T. on May 18 and will feature CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Company applies Netflix-like subscription model to cars, travel

Launching in Finland first, MaaS is getting ready to shake up conventional vehicle ownership and travel with subscription services. Rather than park, maintain, fuel, insure, and pay for cars, subscribers get transportation services.
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The Quail 2016 Preview: Lancia, Lola, Porsche, and more vintage hotness

Auto shows, historic races and auctions are all part of Monterey Car Week, yet apart from the Councours D’Elegance, The Quail is the most exciting event. Contemporary and vintage cars are arranged at The Quail Lodge in Carmel, California…
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MyHyundai could be the first carmaker-specific Android Auto app

At Google I/O 2016, Hyundai is expected to debut its very own Android Auto app, one of the first automakers to do so. Dubbed MyHyundai, the vehicle-specific app adds unique features including a Valet Alert mode and will be available later…
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Mitsubishi president to resign over fuel economy scandal, report says

In the wake of the Mitsubishi fuel economy scandal, company president Tetsuro Aikawa will resign, according to one report. He'll be replaced temporarily by Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko.
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Acura’s self-driving RLX prototype gets a major upgrade

A second-generation Acura RLX self-driving car prototype is set to begin testing at California's GoMentum Station. Acura parent Honda says the car is completely reworked, with new sensors and software.
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Shift it yourself: How to drive a manual transmission car

Though it's certainly intimidating, anyone can drive a manual transmission with a little practice and a lot of patience. Check out our simple how-to guide for a quick explanation of the benefits of driving a manual and instructions on how…
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Second time lucky? China’s GAC Group will return to the Detroit Auto Show in 2017

Chinese carmaker GAC Group will appear at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The company showed its Trumpchi GS4 crossover there in 2015, but there's no indication of what it has planned for next year.
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Uber’s in-app phone support will connect drivers to a real-life human being

Uber announced in-app phone support, which will serve to augment the app's self-service options. The phone support will be initially offered to a small subset of Bay Area drivers.
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Electric cars will soon be cheaper in Colorado thanks to a $5,000 incentive

As of January 1, 2017, new electric car buyers in Colorado will receive a $5,000 flat-tax credit that can be assigned to the dealer or finance company. Combined with the federal tax incentive of up to $7,500, incentives could total $12,500.