2016 Detroit Auto Show

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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.

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.

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.

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…

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.