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Dealers pay more for mobile ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Dealers say they are paying Google dramatically higher prices than they were just seven months ago to snag smartphone users searching for vehicles and dealerships.
Gold Coast Cadillac in Oakhurst, N.J., for instance, paid Google an average of $3.24 from March through June whenever a smartphone shopper clicked on a Google search ad for the dealership.
That's up 68 percent from the $1.... Read More »

 

Phone apps threaten dashboard navigation systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2013
The chase is on for the fully connected car. Streaming Internet music sites through the car radio isn't enough anymore. As more people use smartphones to traverse their daily drive, automakers' pricey and profitable in-car navigation systems are threatened. The reason is simple: Many map apps are free while embedded nav systems run from $500 to more than $2,000.... Read More »

 

Tesla loan payoff removes acquisition barrier

12:33 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Tesla Motors, a long-speculated takeover target, just removed a barrier to a deal by paying off a federal government loan. The problem: For would-be suitors, it has also become the world’s most expensive carmaker.... Read More »

 

Automated cars show promise, but not ready for wider use, regulators say

May 30, 2013 17:34 CET
Self-driving cars could have huge benefits for drivers in the long run, but they should remain in the experimental phase for now, U.S. federal auto safety regulators say.... Read More »

 

Automated cars show promise, but not ready for wider use, regulators say

11:34 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2013
Self-driving cars could have huge benefits for drivers in the long run, but they should remain in the experimental phase for now, federal auto safety regulators say.... Read More »

 

Tesla CEO talking with Google about 'autopilot' systems

May 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric-car maker is considering adding driverless technology to its vehicles and discussing the prospects for such systems with Google Inc.... Read More »

 

Tesla CEO talking with Google about 'autopilot' systems

9:21 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2013
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric-car maker is considering adding driverless technology to its vehicles and discussing the prospects for such systems with Google Inc.... Read More »

 

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