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BMW Announce Smartwatch-Controlled Self-Parking Car

Dec 18, 14 BMW Announce Smartwatch-Controlled Self-Parking Car

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You step out of the theater, partner on your arm, ready to head home. You head for the car park, but where’s the car? One quick word to your smartwatch, and it roars up in front of you. Yep, you’re Batman, you’re Knightrider, you’re James bloody Bond. Only you’re not. Soon, rather than the preserve of MI6’s top agent, this could be standard practice.

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Ford Wants To Know More About How You Drive

Dec 17, 14 Ford Wants To Know More About How You Drive

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In the latest sign that automakers are looking to cash in on the reams of data generated by today’s Internet-connected vehicles, Ford has hired an executive to oversee its efforts to collect, manage and act on the information it captures from its cars and trucks. The effort may lead to enhanced driver services, but Detroit’s software push is also heightening privacy and security concerns.

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Ford To Make Electric Cars ‘Attainable To The Masses’

Nov 21, 14 Ford To Make Electric Cars ‘Attainable To The Masses’

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Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, said that it intends to mass-produce affordable electric vehicles. Fields, in an interview with Yahoo Finance, emphasized that Ford has the capability to make electric cars with a strategy different from that of Tesla Motors.

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Automakers Should Do More On Privacy

Nov 18, 14 Automakers Should Do More On Privacy

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As the technology on vehicle dashboards collects more data about drivers, automakers are starting to address the issue of privacy. But some experts are questioning whether the industry’s recent voluntarily pledge to uphold consumer trust is enough.

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Don’t Be A Crash Test Dummy For Google Glass

If it really is true that any news coverage, good or bad, is free publicity then Google Glass continues to pick up a lot of promotion at zero cost. The latest controversy concerns the potential hazards for both drivers and pedestrians of wearing Google Glass and has put the wearable optics back on top of the tech headlines.

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Lexus ‘Scare’ Ad Angers Electric Car Fans

Sep 07, 14 Lexus ‘Scare’ Ad Angers Electric Car Fans

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“Closely monitor charge status. Turn off A/C and radio to conserve power. Get lost searching for charger. Plug in and wait four hours. Repeat.” With those words in the latest Lexus ad campaign deriding fully electric cars, Toyota has made enemies of electric car fans in the U.S., who want to see more cars like the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiEV and the Tesla Model S on the road.

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Tesla Dashes Texas’ Hope For Gigafactory

Sep 06, 14 Tesla Dashes Texas’ Hope For Gigafactory

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Dashing Texas' hopes, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors confirmed Thursday that its $5 billion "gigafactory" battery plant will be built in Nevada, bringing with it an estimated 6,500 jobs. Industry experts said that Nevada simply had too many positives going for it for Texas to overcome.

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Qualcomm, BMW Join Up For Wireless Car Charging

Aug 27, 14 Qualcomm, BMW Join Up For Wireless Car Charging

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Wireless electric car charging is still a few years away from appearing on big-city streets, but the technology will make an appearance at the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Championship. BMW won the bid to provide four pace cars at the world’s first single-seat electric-car racing series.

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Formula E Wants To Make Electric Cars Sexy

Aug 25, 14 Formula E Wants To Make Electric Cars Sexy

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The world's first fully electric racing series wants to make electric vehicles sexy, but purists are skeptical of an event that won't offer the ear-splitting noise and choke-inducing exhaust fumes of traditional motorsports. Formula E will hold its first race in Beijing on Sept. 13, kicking off nine months of events that will take the championship to ten cities on at least four continents.

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Are Flying Cars Possible, Even Probable?

Aug 15, 14 Are Flying Cars Possible, Even Probable?

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They could help to ease the problem of traffic congestion, but more importantly than that, they are incredibly exciting and very cool. Yet small, personal flying vehicles -- flying cars, as they are called -- have mostly only been talked about in fiction, and the possibility of them becoming an everyday reality is rarely spoken of.

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