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    1. In a Google Future, Drivers May Exchange Their Data for Infotainment

      In a Google Future, Drivers May Exchange Their Data for Infotainment

      Drivers will continue to enjoy a growing assortment of connected features in their vehicles—as long as they’re willing to share some personal information. That might be the automotive future that Google envisions. In a recently published patent application, the company describes a system and method for delivering a wide range of content to motorists—everything from music to turn-by-turn directions.

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      Mentions: Apple Google CarPlay
    2. BMW Connected North America App Debuts, Wants to Assist You

      BMW Connected North America App Debuts, Wants to Assist You

      At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in January, BMW offered peeks at its idea of a fully connected future, one which revolves around the so-called “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is the notion that connected devices, homes, cars, and appliances can all talk to one another, leading to new dimensions of automation and man-machine cooperation.

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      Mentions: Apple Google CarPlay
    3. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class: Tons of New Technology

      2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class: Tons of New Technology

      When the current Mercedes-Benz S-class was introduced for 2014, it threw down a gadget gauntlet that has thus far been unequaled—although the upcoming new BMW 7-series appears armed to give it a good fight. Next from the three-pointed star is the redesigned 2017 E-class, and if you thought Mercedes would hold back on the tech features to protect the top-dog status of the S-class, think again.

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    4. Hands Off! The 2016 Ford F-150 Can Back Up a Trailer For You [w/ Video]

      Hands Off! The 2016 Ford F-150 Can Back Up a Trailer For You [w/ Video]

      Reversing with a trailer is a skill that ranks right up there with operating a manual transmission: Most people have never tried it, plenty of folks who have are awful at it, and those who have mastered it can elicit a sense of awe from onlookers and companions.

      That’s a lot to think about for those who hitch up only a few times per year. Ford wants to simplify this matter for customers of its bestselling F-150, and so, for the 2016 model year, the company is rolling out Pro Trailer Backup Assist (PTBA).

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      Mentions: Ford
    5. Honda Americas R&D President Outlines Company's Connected-Vehicle Plan

      Honda Americas R&D President Outlines Company's Connected-Vehicle Plan

      Honda, like other automakers, has taken to calling itself a “mobility company.” Which sounds a bit highbrow until you consider the sheer number of things the company makes. Outboard motors. Riding mowers. Motorcycles. Minivans. A freaking jet airplane. Speaking at the SAE World Congress last week, Honda R&D Americas president Frank Paluch outlined Honda’s vision for the next 35 years of vehicular travel. Let’s just say that it’s ambitious.

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    6. BMW Runs Crash-Test Sims in Iceland, Goes Green With Geothermal Computers

      BMW Runs Crash-Test Sims in Iceland, Goes Green With Geothermal Computers

      Save for a nonsensical first drive of a new Subaru, we don’t include Iceland in our general coverage. But the tiny Nordic isle has been drawing BMW’s R&D budget for—thing of all things—carbon-free computers. BMW’s eco-friendly agenda for its i3 and i8 electric cars has seeped into places where even the most Californian of Californians doesn’t check—the servers processing CAD models, crash simulations, aerodynamics, and other data-heavy computing required for their development.

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      Mentions: BMW Clifford Atiyeh
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