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Subaru recalls 32,400 Imprezas to fix potential airbag problem

10:07 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2015

Subaru of America is recalling some Impreza compact cars for an issue with the occupancy detection system that can prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying during a crash....
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GM makes big bet on smartphone integration

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015

General Motors will offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay on more than a dozen Chevrolet vehicles for the 2016 model year, the industry's biggest bet yet on dashboard displays that mimic smartphones....
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Videos, mobile-friendly ads get Latino car shoppers' attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Dealers are reaching Hispanics at preferred destinations: videos and mobile devices....
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IT'S ABOUT TIME

Automakers see Apple Watch as chance to widen acceptance of connected-car features

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Smartwatches are in their early days, but automakers see the rollout of the Apple Watch as a seminal moment. If any company has the clout to make smartwatches desirable to the masses, clearing the way for automakers to pitch new connected-car features, they say, it is the company that invented the iPod and iPhone....
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HOLD THE PHONE

Suppliers resist ceding controls in the cockpit to Apple and Google

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Most automakers and traditional suppliers aren't content to let mobile-phone technology dictate how drivers interact with their vehicles....
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TECH CENTER

Mining Silicon Valley for must-have car tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Automotive breakthroughs have long come from Detroit, Stuttgart and Tokyo. Yet in a sign of transformation, representatives from some of the world's largest automakers gathered in a converted paper factory in Silicon Valley this fall to catch a glimpse of the next big idea for auto technology....
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Ford seeks infotainment middle ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2014

In replacing its widely derided MyFord Touch infotainment system, Ford gathered more outside input than it had ever considered in developing an entire vehicle. In the process, it exchanged grand ambition for toned-down aspirations, including easy to use....
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More car buyers are OK with dealer texting, survey says

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Dealers who want to best engage with tech-savvy buyers should try text messaging to communicate, according to survey results released today....
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Dealerships learn how to handle calls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Phone calls into dealerships are soaring, and so is the need to reduce fumbled calls that are hurting sales and customer satisfaction....
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No key ring tags, GM tells dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

In its recall-induced quest to strip customers' key chains of any dangling tchotchkes, GM has raised the alarm about promotional key tags....
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