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Hyundai Sonata to have Apple, Google phone tech by year-end

10:54 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
Hyundai will offer in-car smartphone operating systems from Apple and Google on the 2015 Sonata mid-sized sedan by year end -- making it the first nonluxury vehicle in the United States to offer the systems....
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Google is ready to challenge Apple's CarPlay

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Apple and Google operating systems run on 95 percent of the smartphones sold around the world. Now the two giants are about to go head to head in the automobile....
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Google to reveal operating system that will rival Apple CarPlay

11:48 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Google will unveil its first in-car operating system at its annual software developer conference this month, intensifying its race with Apple to become the leader in dashboard computing....
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Dutch plan for self-driving trucks could boost introduction of driverless cars

June 16, 2014 17:40 CET
A plan to allow self-driving trucks to deliver goods in the Netherlands could accelerate the introduction of driverless cars onto public roads....
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Continental: Automated driving requires many partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Helmut Matschi, head of interiors at Continental AG, says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade....
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EDITORIAL

Auto industry can pave the way or get out of the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
The auto industry faces increasing challenges to its established order -- fast and formidable ones, some from nonautomotive firms with new business models. To meet those challenges, the industry must resist the urge to defend its turf and instead push for more nimbleness and adaptability....
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Ghosn predicts self-driving cars could hit roads in 2018

June 4, 2014 09:48 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn predicts that self-driving cars could be on the roads four years from now, provided red tape does not get in the way....
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Google's vision upends notions of car and driver

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Everything about the new test program that Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed last week points toward a personal transportation system that directly challenges the driver-centered, ownership-based business model the auto industry has relied on for a century....
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Roush tapped to build Google's autonomous prototypes, sources say

5:03 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
Google will tap Roush Enterprises near Detroit to assemble the tech giant's self-driving prototype vehicles and take advantage of southeast Michigan's automotive supply and technology base, sources said....
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GM exec says Google car could be 'competitive threat'

May 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Google could become a "serious competitive threat" to the auto industry if it continues to push its self-driving cars, GM product development boss Mark Reuss said....
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Google plans own fleet of self-driving cars

4:08 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
Google will launch its own fleet of autonomous vehicle prototypes – with no steering wheels and no gas or brake pedals – as the technology giant begins a new phase of its self-driving car project....
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Google prepares for next phase of self-driving experiment

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Google has come so far so fast with its 5-year-old experiment in autonomous driving that the company is talking about the next phase of its ambitious research project: moving the technology into real-world vehicles....
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European push gives self-driving cars a boost

May 19, 2014 10:42 CET
Cars could be driving themselves down the world's streets far sooner than expected because of a change in a global treaty backed by European countries....
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SELF WORTH

Google's self-driving experiment heads towards next phase

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Google's self-driving car has never driven in the snow and gets puzzled by parking lots. Yet so much progress has been made in this 5-year experiment that the technology is ready to move out of tricked-out test vehicles and into real-world cars....
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GABE NELSON

Along for the ride on a course set by Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Riding through town in one of Google's self-driving vehicles is, in a word, ordinary. And that's the extraordinary thing....
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GABE NELSON

Google self-driving cars master delicate dance of city driving

1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
Sitting in one of Google's self-driving vehicles feels like it does with a person in control. The tech giant seems to have mastered the delicate dance of city driving....
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GABE NELSON

Google's autonomous car captures nuances of city driving

1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
If you have ever wondered how it feels to ride through town in one of Google's self-driving vehicles, there's just one word to describe it: ordinary. And that's the extraordinary thing....
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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET
Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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GABE NELSON

Politics begins to steer driverless car's future

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
As frustrating as a tame problem might be, it can be solved. Wicked problems, on the other hand, defy engineering solutions. For self-driving cars, wicked problems are starting to pop up from state legislatures to Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley....
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Volvo, Google begin testing self-driving cars on city streets

April 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo and Google have begun testing self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in the quest to make the technology a standard feature in automobiles....
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Volvo, Google begin testing self-driving cars on city streets

8:11 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Volvo and Google said they have begun testing self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in the quest to make the technology a standard feature in automobiles....
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Honda, Acura, dealers tangle for Google ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
A battle is shaping up among Honda, Acura and their dealers for control of Google shoppers. Competition for keywords can drive up Google ad prices. It's a quandary Honda Motor Co. and its Acura brand seem intent on tackling....
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New route to Google in-store reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Two years ago, suspecting deceit, Google deleted virtually all customers' reviews of auto dealerships that were sent from dealerships' computers. But the debate about in-store reviews continues to rage....
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BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google....
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Google co-founder would send his money to Tesla's Musk

3:38 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page says that when he dies he has a plan for where his billions should go -- not to charity, but to people like Tesla founder Elon Musk....
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