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 |  Sep 16 2014, 1:48 PM

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California issued its first self-driving car permit for use on state roads today, marking a milestone in the journey toward mass market adoption of the technology.

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 |  Sep 16 2014, 9:02 AM


2015 Lexus RC 350 F-SportLexus executives are keen to reinvent the brand. Toyota’s platinum-clad luxury division has earned a well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability, but the car-buying public at large also perceives it as being pretty dull.

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 |  Sep 12 2014, 11:15 AM

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There will be more to the Tesla Model III when it arrives in 2017 than an “affordable” price and roughly 200 miles of driving range.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 2:24 PM

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Toyota showcased several future safety technologies today during the fourth annual Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar.

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 |  Aug 07 2014, 1:43 PM

Apple-CarPlay

The negative impact that voice controls had on J.D. Power’s most recent Initial Quality Study is significant.

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 |  Jul 28 2014, 8:02 AM

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Structure

Jaguar’s sultry new F-Type Coupe is the real deal. This sports car offers jaw-dropping performance, beautiful coachwork and a luxurious interior. But there’s so much more to it than a pretty face.

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 |  Jul 26 2014, 10:00 AM

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After a good decade and a half in-vehicle infotainment is still something of a mess. Practically every automaker has taken its own approach to implementing advanced connectivity technology. And just like freshly fallen snowflakes no two solutions are alike.

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 |  Jul 20 2014, 4:17 PM

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Ferrari is hoping its latest steering technology will offer even greater precision than it current cars.

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 |  Jul 20 2014, 2:29 PM

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Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Luxury, exotic and technology were the trending topics this past week, with the debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe. News on the even hotter LaFerrari Spider and FXX also spread across the Internet while a survey revealing that autonomous vehicles will take over by 2035 was also quite popular.

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 |  Jul 15 2014, 8:02 PM

Schaeffler Cylinder Deactivation

Fuel economy is a top concern these days as automakers, suppliers and consumers alike strive to stretch every drop of petroleum as far as possible. Cylinder deactivation is a key way of bolstering the large-print numbers on a vehicle’s window sticker.

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 |  Jun 30 2014, 10:15 AM

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Google’s new in-car user interface will discourage distracted driving by locking the device once it connects.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 9:15 AM

Cutting 'Edge' Technology


2015 Ford Edge Technology

Whether it’s a base model small car or a flagship luxury sedan, every modern automobile is chockablock with high-end features, some of which seemed like impossibilities just a few years ago.

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 |  Jun 21 2014, 11:02 AM

Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror

Nissan has come up with a way of improving outward visibility. The company has developed a product called the Smart Rearview Mirror that bolsters a traditional looking-glass with advanced electronics.

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 |  Jun 20 2014, 1:02 PM

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Premium automotive brands will blaze the trail into wireless charging for electric cars, a leading analysis firm predicts.

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 |  Jun 10 2014, 9:02 AM

eWarp Technology

Believe it or not, imaging technology plays an important role in the cars and trucks we drive. No, this has nothing to do with the selfies you snap when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic. Instead it involves advanced vehicle hardware.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 11:02 AM

Trans Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 9:32 AM

Telematics Super Panel

Where is in-car connectivity going in the future? A group of high-level industry experts weighed in on this pressing question yesterday at Telematics Update Detroit.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 8:02 AM

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 6:15 PM

QNX Technology

The folks from QNX demonstrated the power of their software platform at 2014’s Telematics Update Detroit. The Canada-based computer company showed off a reference platform with super-fast booting capabilities.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 1:02 PM

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars!

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 |  May 29 2014, 9:02 AM

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Top 1980s Car Features

The 1980s was an important decade that shaped the world we live in today. During this period Madonna surged to stardom, personal computers revolutionized how people worked, Back to the Future burst into theaters and the Berlin Wall came a-tumblin’ down. Not surprisingly the automotive world was just as eventful.

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 |  May 19 2014, 9:53 AM

Lu Guanqiu Fisker Karma

Lu Guanqiu may not be a household name right now but he could become the next Elon Musk. The Chinese billionaire bought failed automaker Fisker at a bankruptcy auction and promises to challenge Tesla with his latest acquisition.

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 |  May 19 2014, 9:03 AM

Google Autonomous Car

For the last five years Google has been hard at work developing self-driving cars. The technology company has made enormous strides over the last half a decade but there’s still a lot more to do.

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 |  May 16 2014, 12:32 PM

High-Mileage Oil

Stroll down the oil aisle of a typical auto-parts store and you’ll be confronted with a literal wall of lubricant.

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