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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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Ford switching employees to iPhones from BlackBerries

1:27 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2014

Ford is deploying iPhones for corporate use to employees worldwide, scoring a win for Apple as it seeks to lure more corporate customers....
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Warning in your car may be about you

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014

Automakers are tinkering with a variety of in-car health apps that monitor biometric data such as heart rate, blood sugar, allergies or alertness and relay the information to a driver....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014

BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple....
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Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three states....
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THE GM RECALL

GM to recall 511,528 Camaros for ignition-related defect; 3 other recalls announced

9:20 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014

General Motors announced four more recalls today covering more than 500,000 cars sold in the United States -- including every Camaro sold since the current iteration of the iconic muscle car went on sale....
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