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GM seeks trendy tech ideas in Innovation Challenge

The folks running GM’s Innovation Challenge are on the search for ways in which trendy technologies like augmented reality might improve car manufacturing.

Hitachi, Clarion join in effort to promote connected car tech

A collaboration between Hitachi and Clarion reportedly will give drivers and manufacturers insights that will have implications for future connected cars.

Ferocious Canine K900: Kia K900 sets sights on other automakers’ HUDs

I gotta give it up to Kia and Hyundai for winning my unofficial Heads-Up Display (HUD) competition of 2014, especially with the Kia K900.

2015 Subaru Impreza improves MPG, quietness, technology

The 2015 Subaru Impreza reportedly improves upon already segment-leading fuel economy in addition to sound-deadening and technology tweaks.

Autonomous Peterbilt semi truck revealed

You thought Mercedes had the only autonomous semi truck development program? The folks at Peterbilt laugh at your foolish assumption.

Intraphex delivers full infotainment and nav when Chevy may not

Intraphex introduced multiple OEM integration kits that enhance and upgrade the capabilities of the infotainment screens for popular GM makes and models.

WTF-SPORT, Hybrid Edition: Lexus GS 450h gets F-SPORT variant

We’ve tested a 2013 Lexus GS 450h and found it to be a veritable hot rod among hybrids, with tuning seemingly focused more on outright performance than on maximum fuel economy. To further that hi-po hybrid strategy, the Lexus GS 450h is getting an F-SPORT model.

UberCHOPPER takes Uber to the air

Want to share a car? Uber’s got an app for that. Want to share a helicopter? If you’re near Malibu, you can do that, too — today only — via UberCHOPPER.

Prepare yourselves: Volvo Sensus Connect is coming

The Swedes are saying every 2015.5 model gets Volvo Sensus Connect, Volvo On Call, and integration with the Volvo On-Call smartphone app.

The Lengthy Li: Backseat fun in the BMW 750Li

Luckily for those of us with children who aren’t entertained by simply looking out the windows, the BMW 750Li’s rear-seat entertainment system delivers.

Fortissimo Fiat: On Fiat 500L fuel economy and infotainment

So after chillin’ in the Fiat 500L for the week, the fuel economy numbers are in. And I’m tired of pulling over to enter nav destinations.

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.