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CD Player Beats Forecasts, Still Very Much Alive


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Oddly enough, given that no one was using them for many years, cassette players survived in automobiles far more than anyone expected, with the last car featuring one rolling off the line less than four years ago.

Microsoft’s New Holograms Will Improve Car (and Product) Design Process


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So, Microsoft made a big splash recently when it revealed its very promising looking hologram tech called HoloLens. It has an extremely wide array of possible applications, one of which being product design in general and automotive/vehicle design in particular.

Jaguar Highlights Usefulness of Bike Sensing Tech


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There are going to bits of future Jaguars’ interiors that will vibrate in order to warn the driver of possible hazardous situations. In a short promo video, the manufacturer shows off what its Bike Sense tech can do – it basically keeps the driver from running over or opening a door in front of a bicyclist.

Hyundai’s Future Augmented Reality Looks Pretty Cool


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Now if there’s one thing that will really change the experience of driving it’s having glass double as a screen and have it display various items of relevant information.

GM Confident New Technology Will Improve Fuel Consumption by 15 Percent


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GM Ventures is confident that the Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) system developed by Silicon Valley-based startup Tula Technology will result in a “revolutionary new fuel economy technology” for gasoline engine-powered GM vehicles.

Euro-Spec Honda CR-V to Debut Predictive Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control


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Honda will introduce the world’s first predictive cruise control system on the recently-facelifted European market CR-V SUV. Known as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), the technology is capable of “foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles ‘cutting-in’ to the equipped vehicle’s lane,” Honda explains.

Why The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Is A Disheartening Glimpse Into The Future


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The game-changing Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept finally debuted this week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. According to the same company that invented the conventional automobile when it introduced the Benz Patent-Motorwagen in 1886, the straight-out-of-science-fiction Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept will be our new reality by the year 2030.

BMW Puts On Laser And OLED Light Show at CES


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BMW has been one of the stars of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. At Las Vegas, they brought along the self-parking i3, the next generation iDrive system with gesture controls and of course this superb M4 Coupe with Laser and OLED Lights.

In the Future You'll Be Able to Allow Friends to Unlock your VW with a Smartphone


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Besides the Golf R Touch cockpit concept, VW’s lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas also includes the Connected Golf, a study that demonstrates the networking potential of the e-Golf.

No Catch – This Hoverboard Actually Works


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It’s not very good yet, but unlike the hoverboard we covered in an older article, it’s real. Designed by Toyota engineers to mimic what they saw in movies, it floats by forcing the air and not mercury-based anti-gravity.

Harman’s Individual Sound Zones Technology May Prevent Some Divorces


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Harman has managed to solve a problem that has been annoying passengers ever since someone had the great idea of putting an audio system into a car. I’m talking about music selection and the frustration passengers get from having to listen to the driver’s preferred music - or noise, the line is very thin in these cases.

QNX Shows What a Virtual Maserati Instrument Panel Could Look Like


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Keep saying goodbye to physical gauges in your car, as more companies are going towards fully configurable instrument panels.

VW Golf R Touch Concept Is All about Displays, Has Gesture Recognition System [w/Video]


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VW is showcasing the future of intuitive vehicle operation at the CES 2015 with the Golf R Touch cockpit concept. The study features an infotainment system that incorporates gesture control, which VW thinks is the next step in the area of intuitive control.

BMW Gives the M4 Coupe a Cool Set of Laser and OLED Lights at CES 2015


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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, BMW is showcasing new functions of its Laserlight technology with the M4 Concept Iconic Lights model.

Mercedes’ F 015 Luxury in Motion Is an Autonomous Vehicle from the Year 2030


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Mercedes-Benz has finally taken the wraps off its mysterious concept at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas - a self-driving luxury sedan called F 015 Luxury in Motion.

Hyundai's Smartwatch App Will Have Voice Recognition To Find, Start Or Lock Your Car


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Hyundai is embracing smartwatches with the announcement of their BlueLink smartwatch app ahead of its debut Monday at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Google Planning Smartphone-Free Fully-Featured Android for Cars


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A series of cars set to launch next year will be the first to come with Android Auto. It’s Google’s answer to Apple Car Play, but even before it’s hit the street, there are rumors that the company already has plans to bypass smartphone use and go fully-featured.

Hyundai Announces New Infotainment System that Ditches CD Player


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Hyundai is bringing its new infotainment system to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show promising Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as no CD player or in-built navigation.

It will obviously support a bunch of connected apps and features and it will all be operated through a seven-inch color touchscreen that “has been optimized for smartphone integration.”

CNET Sees New Nissan Murano as Premium-Feeling, Outrageously Styled


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The new Nissan Muano is a departure from the style of its predecessor. It features a new swoopier approach to design, and an interior that looks like it belongs in a premium vehicle - at least in the photos/videos we've seen.

Audi Showcases 2016 Q7’s Rear Entertainment Tablets


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The new Audi Q7 will feature tablets for its rear seat passengers’ entertainment needs. The units are mounted to the rear of the front seat backs yet are also detachable and actually “safe in a crash,” according to the manufacturer.