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March 3, 2014

Apple's CarPlay Brings Apple's iOS System In the Car

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Apple has unveiled its new CarPlay system that is going to debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. Apple's CarPlay system is a new smarter and safer way to use your iPhone while driving, since many of the iPhone's controls will be integrated into a vehicle's existing touchscreen.

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January 2, 2014

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept Debuts at CES

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At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Audi is going to unveil the new Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept. The concept is immediately recognizable as an updated version of the Sport Quattro concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, but with updated lighting technology.

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November 12, 2013

Nissan 3E Glass-Type Device to Debut in Tokyo

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Nissan has revealed that it is working on a new 3E device that is similar to Google Glass. The device, which is very similar to the Google Glass device can be connected to the Internet, allowing the users to overlay acquired information on the glasses, record projected images, and communicate with others by sending information to their glasses.

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May 9, 2013

State Farm Will Give You $50 Bucks for Trying its New Driving App

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The folks over at State Farm would like to give some of you $50 bucks for trying out its new driving app. Of course we say "some of you" since you have to have an Android phone and be one of the first 5,000 users to sign up.

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April 20, 2013

VW Unveils the iBeetle for iPhone Users

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VW has unveiled the iBeetle, which is VW's first model with a new docking station and special iPhone application. At the beginning of 2014, the iPhone will interface with the VW Beetle and Beetle Convertible via a specially developed app and a docking station.

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November 12, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 To Go On Sale Nov. 24th

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Sony has announced that Gran Turismo 5 will finally go on sale on Wednesday, November 24th.

Grant Turismo 5 features over 1,000 cars, including NASCAR cars, the Lamborghini MurciƩlago LP 670-4, and Lexus LFA.

"Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program!" commented Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc. "When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which would not only satisfy our own high expectations, but would meet or even exceed the anticipation of the fans. Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly. I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed."

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March 22, 2010

Porsche has No Plans for Baby SUV

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Porsche has already unveiled the new 2011 Cayenne SUV that will go on sale this summer, but the automaker has no plans to build a smaller SUV. Insiders recently told Autocar that there is already evidence that the Audi Q5 is stealing sales from the larger Q7, so Porsche does not want the same thing to happen to the Cayenne. The Cayenne currently accounts for up to 50 percent of the automaker's profits.

The 2011 Cayenne will go on sale in July and be available either with a 300-hp 3.6L V6, 400-hp 4.8L V8 or a 500-hp 4.8L twin-turbocharged V8. A hybrid Cayenne is also going to be introduced with a combined 380 horsepower.

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November 13, 2008

VIDEO: Just in Case You're Wondering How Ford's SYNC System Works


Here's a quick video that Ford has created to show how its voice-activated SYNC system works.

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April 27, 2008

2009 Suzuki SX4 is the 1st Car Sold in the US for Under $16K with Standard Nav

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Suzuki has just announced that the 2009 Suzuki SX4 is going to be the first car in America for under $16,000 that will feature a standard navigation system.

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February 21, 2008

Toyota Yaris SR Unveiled with a Removable TomTom Navigation

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Toyota has just released specs on an upgrade to the European Yaris 1.3 VVTi and 1.4 D-4D models.

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September 21, 2007

The All-New Nissan GT-R is Going to Show up in Gran Turismo 5

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The production version of the Nissan GT-R is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show. Sony is going to going to release a demo version of the next Gran Turismo game to coincide with the unveiling.

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August 30, 2007

Nissan Mixim Concept Unveiled...Vehicle of the Future or a Car Just for Gamers?

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Nissan is going to unveil its new Mixim Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Mixim is a fully electric vehicle that is powered by a compact lithium-ion battery pack that drives two electric "Super Motors".

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August 14, 2007

Audi Integrates the iPhone on Most of its Vehicles

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Audi has announced that the automaker and Apple have been working closely to make sure that the new iPhone works in most Audi vehicles. Any Audi model with the Bluetooth option will allow the usage of the iPhone. This means that users will be able to make and receive hands-free phone calls, assign specific names to numbers and access call lists.

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August 9, 2007

Ford Offers Sync System for $395...Now You Can Connect All Your Gadgets!

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Ford has announced the pricing for it's new Sync system that was co-developed with Microsoft. Ford Sync offers the ability to connect digital media players such as the iPod and Bluetooth cell phones to your car, which then can be controlled using your voice and steering wheel mounted controls.

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June 18, 2007

Apple May be Working on a GPS Navigation System for Mercedes


There are rumors that Apple may be working on a new in-car GPS navigation system, according to German magazine "Focus". The system is being built exclusively for Mercedes, but could be made available in other cars 6 months later when it debuts in 2009.

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June 11, 2007

TwitchGuru Reviews the New Forza 2 Game...For Those of Us That Can Only Dream of Being Able to Drive These Cars


Being car nuts I'm sure most of us have played a car video game in our time. I for one remember spending countless hours playing Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto, and many other car video games that could only be found at the neighborhood arcade. Today car video games have progressed so far that it is almost like you are driving the real thing. Microsoft's latest game, Forza Motorsport 2 is a must have!

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June 6, 2007

New TomTom GPS Let's You Record Your Own Voice for Step-by-Step Instructions


The new TomTom Go GPS system has some new features in order to make it stand out from the competition. It has a 4.3-inch touch screen with 3D graphics, Bluetooth capability, and an FM transmitter.

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May 13, 2007

Which New Vehicles Have the Best Technology?


PC Magazine has listed what they feel are the vehicles with the best technology. For the second year the BMW X5 was listed as their top vehicle and took home the magazine's "Digital Drive Car of the Year" award. The X5 was picked because of its adaptive drive, spilt-screen navigation, real-time traffic reports and front and rear sonar.

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May 9, 2007

Are In-Car Navigation Systems Going to Follow the Same Route as In-Car Cell Phones?

According to the USA Today, built in navigation systems increase the depreciation of cars and trucks. These new findings are forcing automakers to rethink the $2,000 in dash systems that they currently offer.

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April 23, 2007

Have you Ever Wanted a VW Beetle Inspired MP3 Player?


Well it seems that someone thinks that there is a market for a VW Beetle themed MP3 player. LG and VW have teamed to create a MP3 player that can hold either 2GB or 4GB of music, that was unveiled at the Seoul Auto Show this month. If you were hoping for an MP3 player that is shaped like a Beetle, then I am sorry to disappoint.

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