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AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

Audi and GM are both offering in-car 4G connections through AT&T

Ford wants to keep drivers alert on the long road to autonomous cars

Automation will gradually ease driving, but drivers will have to stay alert


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Ethernet is Coming to Cars

One of the largest suppliers of automotive chips for in-vehicle electronics announced a new Ethernet board and software that will connect instrument clusters, infotainment systems, cameras and sensors over 100Mbps Ethernet.

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Tesla S Teardown Reveals it's More Like a Smartphone Than a Car

Tesla’s virtual instrument cluster comes from the same company that supplies Apple with display tech for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Breakthrough Batteries Last 20 Years, Charge 70 Percent in Two Minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

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Only 14 U.S. States Have Handheld-While-Driving Bans

Even though use of handheld devices while driving has become a dangerous and growing epidemic in the US, many states still have not enacted nor enforce a usage ban.

Volvo Hopes to Prevent Truck Accidents with New Tech

Honda revealed its plans for "collision free society", Volvo following suit for truck business

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Off Self-Driving 18-Wheeler

Mercedes-Benz revealed a new Highway Pilot system that combines sensors and cameras with a cockpit computer system that allows long-haul trucks to drive themselves.

General Motors Puts First Cybersecurity Chief in the Seat

As automated driving looms, security gets more complex

Orange Offers 'Smart App' Dev Tool and Global M2M Location Service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

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Once Your Car's Connected to the Internet, Who Guards Your Privacy?

As more mobile devices connect to in-car infotainment and diagnostic systems -- and cars wirelessly connect to other vehicles, automated homes and roadways -- where you are and what you’re doing in your car could suddenly become very...

MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

The RoadRunner system would use virtual tokens and vehicle-to-vehicle wireless LANs

China's Baidu partners with BMW on driverless car research

Baidu revealed earlier this month it is working on its own driverless car

General Motors' Automated Driving Technology in Cars By 2016, Says CEO

General Motors (GM) will release connected cars as well as cars that can be driven hands-free by 2016, chief executive Mary Barra announced.

Verizon Auto Share Service to Launch Later This Year

Verizon announced a vehicle-sharing service that allows drivers to load an app on a smartphone or tablet to securely rent a car or truck.

Ducati Ups Its IT Strategy to Secure Racing Trophies

Ducati take a data-led approach to racing

Foxconn invests in building electric cars in China

The company is already a partner with Tesla Motors

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Insurers Will Now Be Able to Track Driver Behavior via Smartphones

A new set of mobile apps will allow insurance companies to track driver behavior so they can offer discounts to safe drivers and alert emergency service providers when accidents happen.

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Drivers Want Their Cars to Get to Know Them Better

More than 80% of drivers under 35 think their in-vehicle technology is lacking and not intuitive to their needs, a new survey revealed.

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Tesla Recruits Hackers to Boost Vehicle Security

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated...

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