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Fortissimo Fiat: We spend some time in the Fiat 500L

The lilliputian Fiat 500 may be the real-life counterpart to Luigi in the Disney “Cars” movies, but the Fiat 500L is just plain Euro weird — in a good way.

Kenwood saying ‘Who needs CarPlay?’ We can give that functionality even better without phone contraints…

Pioneer and Alpine had recently made their forays into Apple’s CarPlay in the aftermarket.  Kenwood is going with a different approach. They prefer using their aftermarket unit’s horsepower.  Coupled to Siri in, it gives drivers more features and flexibility compared to the constraints of working within the CarPlay sandbox.  After all, what if you got more »

Ford launches global Innovate Mobility Challenge for developers

Ford launched its Innovate Mobility Challenge last week, offering developers a chance to solve a localized transportation-related problem and win some cash.

I want to be a holdout in the 2070 fully autonomous world

This infographic shows what several industry pundit-types think will be our autonomous vehicle future. I’ll be the one resisting the tide.

Nissan CEO Ghosn sets autonomous vehicle tech timetable

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has set a formal timetable for adoption of technology that could make autonomous vehicles a real thing on the highways of the globe.

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Uber continues pissing off taxi services everywhere

Smartphone-based ride-share service Uber doesn’t consider itself a taxi service, but most taxi services would probably echo the words of one Chattanooga taxi driver: “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…”

Autonomous cars? Ha! Check out Mercedes’ autonomous semi.

Leave it to the brand you buy when you want to one-up your neighbors’ new Cadillac to itself one-up recent autonomous cars with an autonomous semi truck.

VIDEO: 2015 Hyundai Genesis closer to autonomous driving than you think

Hyundai typically is not the first automaker to pop up in autonomous vehicle discussion, but this video may change that.

Harman joins the OAA Army

As the Android and Google developer conference came to a close, the number of soldiers in the OAA Army increased. The latest recruit: Harman.

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Ford, Intel explore new applications for interior cameras

Ford and Intel are exploring ways interior cameras might be used in future vehicles. Here’s what they say the car interior of the future might look like:

Apple CarPlay in Audi? Who saw that coming?

Good for Audi for hedging its bet. We thought for sure with its alliance with OAA it would have stuck with the Android program.  But alas, it is allowing its expensive-frame glasses wearing customers to choose  and not shun iOS.  I do like manufacturers who allow you to practice dashboard democracy. Apple CarPlay will be offered more »

Clarion hooking up with Google’s OAA

Now that Apple has come through with CarPlay and we have seen the first salvo of aftermarket manufacturers hooking up with the Cupertino folks, the aftermarket is also making its foray into Android territory.  Clarion announced today that the company has become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). The OAA is a global more »