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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.

Noteworthy: I like the Nissan Versa Note’s Versa-tile head unit

Unlike some econobox head units that force you into an either/or scenario, the Nissan Versa Note’s head unit can display nav directions and media details

2015 Hyundai Elantra touts robust infotainment selection

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra will be all-new. With the new model will come new infotainment options that present a robust choice for shoppers in the segment.

Rogue wave: We test the new-for-2014 Nissan Rogue

Let’s say it now: We like the new exterior and improved technology of the redesigned-for-2014 Nissan Rogue, but there are things we’re not crazy about, too.

Rover Takeover: Why the nav system in the Range Rover Sport is your travel companion.

Even Siri’s capabilities aren’t up to the Range Rover task — an exhaustive analysis of what services you can find at the next exit ramp!

Pioneer AppRadioLIVE goes LIVE

Pioneer AppRadioLIVE app brings car-focused smartphone app connectivity to aftermarket head units.

Rover Takeover: 2014 Range Rover Sport says, “Say What You See”

“Say What You See’ intuitive voice control, the Jeeves behind the Range Rover’s instrument cluster, helps you input nav destinations like nobody’s business.

Fly a plane with only your brain? Sure!

Try to wrap your head around this: A German university is working on a system that would allow a pilot to control an airplane with only his or her brain.

Car Tech Demo Days 2014 underway now

You may have seen your local news station talking about aftermarket car technology or Car Tech Demo Days. The local affiliates get involved with the national program.

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Google plans “about 100″ self-driving car prototypes

Google says it plans to build about 100 prototypes of its self-driving car that has no steering wheel and no pedals. The future is now.

Not a mirage: Yes, there is Navigation in the dash of the Mitsubishi Mirage!

One of the nice features of the Mitsubishi Mirage is the ability to have a navigation head unit from the factory.

It works really well and is feature-laden. It also has Bluetooth connectivity — although my phonebook would not take — and a handy steering wheel control.

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Not a mirage: Fuel economy numbers on the Mitsubishi Mirage ES

When I first got into the Mitsubishi Mirage, I thought it was more a third-world transportation device. After all, the doors are tinny, the engine is buzzy, and every other automotive journalist made fun of the poor Mitsu as if it were a sixth grader with oversized glasses and acne. But, you know, after living with the Mitsubishi Mirage for a week, you start to see its inherent good.