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Today In Tech: Pandora Coming To Cars

Today In Tech: Pandora Coming To Cars

Pandora.com is a fantastic free site that allows users to create personalized radio stations chock-full of their favorite music. When Pandora jumped to the iPhone in 2008, we were stoked because it meant we could finally take streaming music on the road (even though playback is a little dodgy... read more

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CarMax Releases List of Ten Features Car Buyers Want, World Ignores Them

CarMax, those automotive supermarkets full of overpriced used cars, have decided that they too want to be a vital information resource for car shoppers. As such they polled a... read more November 18, 2009 by  1


 
Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA) developed by MIT and Audi

MIT, Audi Develop Onboard Robot For Road-Trips & Guilt-Trips

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we see a lot of gadgets designed to enhance the driving experience. Like the Mercedes-Benz mbrace system we mentioned yesterday, most are... read more November 18, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone

Mercedez-Benz's 'Mbrace' Puts Luxury In Your Lap

The intersection between technology and daily life became slightly more seamless yesterday with the launch of Mercedes-Benz's new "mbrace" telematics system. It features a... read more November 17, 2009 by 


 
From Renault's Zero Emissions Magazine #1

Renault's Sustainable-Mobility.Org Touts Zero-Emissions Tech

In America, we tend to think of Renault as that wacky French outfit responsible for the Le Car craze of the 1970s and 80s. But in fact, the company has been doing some very... read more November 12, 2009 by 


 
Christian Kandlbauer

Prosthetic Arms Allow Former Mechanic To Drive Again

Christian Kandlbauer was an 18-year-old Austrian auto mechanic when he lost both his arms in an electrical accident. Thanks to German companies Paravan and Otto Bock... read more November 11, 2009 by  1


 
Chrysler ENVI Vehicles

Chrysler Retools Its EV Program, Possibly For The Better

Last week, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the company's five-year recovery plan. This week, we've received details about Chrysler's electric vehicle program, which... read more November 10, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Five Reasons To Buy a VW Golf TDI

Lets face it. The latest iteration VW Jetta has been dorky since day one. It looks like a bloated Corolla and while the introduction of a first rate TDI version was a... read more November 9, 2009 by 


 
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Cell Phone Vehicle Control: Coming Soon To Sync And OnStar?

The iPhone-remote-controlled "Spirit of Berlin" Dodge Grand Caravan that we posted about just earlier today is pretty wild. In case you missed, it you'll want to check out... read more November 4, 2009 by  1


 
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TCC Tip: Buyer Beware, Your Bluetooth May Not Pair

This week, as we've sifted through TheCarConnection.com's email for your questions, we've found an interesting one concerning Bluetooth connectivity. We're big users of the... read more October 28, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Volvo C30 R-Design

Rumor: Volvo Talks Between Ford And Geely Hit A Speed Bump

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Crown -- a consortium of American investors led by former auto industry executives -- is making a play for Volvo. The group's bid for... read more October 21, 2009 by  4


 
Wireless EV charging demo from Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Turning Roadways Into Range-Extenders For EVs

Wireless charging has become fairly commonplace for cell phones and other handheld devices (even backpacks can do it), and now, that same technology may be coming to the aid... read more October 8, 2009 by 


 
Pronto4 System

Technology: Pronto4 System Lets Vehicles Drive Themselves

A couple of months ago, John Voelcker reported on a futuristic, self-driving vehicle dreamed up by Google's industrial designers. That sort of personalized, automated... read more October 8, 2009 by 


 
2010 American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca -- Thursday testing. Photos by Joe Nuxoll.

Laguna Seca Raceway -- Now On Google Street View

If you're a frequent surfer of the interweb (and we're going to assume you are), you already know how awesome Google Street View can be. We use it all the time to peek at... read more September 8, 2009 by 


 
Mock-up of road design by Solar Roadways

Department Of Transportation Funds Solar Roadways Project

The Department of Energy may be getting a lot of press these days for its big-dollar loans to EV automakers, but the Department of Transportation is doing its own small part... read more September 1, 2009 by  5


 
Audi MMI with handwriting recognition

New Audis To Get Old Technology

So you're driving down the highway, and this song comes on, and it reminds you of someone special -- maybe an old girlfriend or boyfriend, or maybe your Aunt Doris -- and you... read more August 3, 2009 by 


 
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