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Lyndon Johnson-- yes, that's his real name-- is a journalist, editor and avid fan of cars and motorcycles. In his spare time between writing/editing for a small-town weekly newspaper and nailing perfect rev-matched downshifts while managing Facebook's Manual Transmission Preservation Society, he freelances at Technology Tell's In-Car Tech Tell.

Ford talks about its role in smart charging future

We told you about BMW’s plans to work with the electricity industry to make charging a smarter, demand-based thing. We said a number of automakers would join them. Ford will be one of those automakers.

First official automaker app developer conference announced

Ford announced the first official automaker app developer conference will be at Super Mobility Week in Los Angeles, CA September 8-11.

Garmin Connext is MirrorLink in reverse, for airplanes

What if you could make MirrorLink work backwards? In effect, that’s what Garmin has done for pilots of general aviation aircraft.

2014 Subaru BRZ named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Keep this info in your back pocket in case you buy a Subaru BRZ and face scorn from your insurance agent: The 2014 Subaru BRZ was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

BMW teams with industry allies on smart EV, PHEV charging

BMW’s Plug-In 2014 action hasn’t been limited to releasing their DC Fast Charger on an unsuspecting world just in time for BMW i3 proliferation to pick up steam in the States. The automaker also announced this week it will work with other automakers and utilities in developing a smarter plug-in vehicle charging grid.

CE industry to report on safer driving tech at 2015 CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) plans to release a report on consumer electronics (CE) products and services that help make driving safer at 2015 International CES in January.

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Porsche with a plug: 2014 Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid is my first PHEV

When I took this job, i figured it was a matter of time until I tested a PHEV. I just didn’t expect it to be a $130,000 2014 Porsche Panamera S e-hybird.

So long, Sonata: We admire 2014 Hyundai Sonata’s sheet metal

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata wasn’t bad to look at by any stretch of the imagination, and it didn’t sacrifice solid build quality in the name of style.

BMW i DC Fast Charger unveiled at Plug-In 2014

The BMW i DC Fast Charger debuted at Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to discussing key issues for the long-term success of electric vehicles held in San Jose, CA this week. The automaker said the DC Fast Chargers can charge the battery of a BMW i3 all-electric vehicle to 80% within 30 minutes.

Audi TT to get Bang & Olufsen Symphoria sound

Get ready for 3D in your TT: The new Audi TT will get Bang & Olufsen Symphoria software treatment that enables its 12 speakers to produce more realistic, three-dimensional sound.

Mercedes AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 makes 125 horsepower per liter

It was the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary last week, so let me say, “HOLY HORSEPOWER, BATMAN!” Mercedes has a new AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that makes 125 horsepower per liter!

2015 Hyundai Sonata named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

We’ve been telling you a bit about the newly redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata lately. The latest news from Hyundai: The new Sonata has been designated a Top Safety Pick+ by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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