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CarPlay keeps coming: Pioneer's NEX systems will get it via upgrade

Grab your iPhone and your older car! Pioneer joins Alpine in announcing CarPlay for its installable systems, which, unlike Alpine's, are already shipping (but the upgrade is pending).

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Your old beater could get a bite of Apple CarPlay action soon, via Alpine aftermarket unit

Alpine Electronics is reportedly working with Apple to develop an installable upgrade that includes CarPlay, the iOS-based infotainment system for cars.

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Expo Notes: After securing devices with EverDock, Fuz Designs turns to cars

The accessory maker had a crowdfunded hit with its universal docking station; now it wants to make a version for your car.

Podcast: Cooking with gas!

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell return to discuss the news of the week including Tim Cook telling climate deniers to shove off, Apple TV hobby no more, and CarPlay and you.

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The real impact of CarPlay: It's the software, dummy

Apple's CarPlay initiative has met with a mixed reception, but Dan Moren thinks they're overlooking the most important aspect: upgradeability.

What could Apple and Tesla have in common?

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Over on Monday Note, Jean-Louis Gassée speculates that the recent Apple/Tesla meetings have more to do with battery needs and business opportunities than an acquisition.

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CarPlay: Apple's in-car iOS dashboard gets real, launching this year

The first cars with Apple infotainment systems are coming later this year.

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California court rules it's OK for drivers to check mobile maps

The appeals court went by a strict interpretation of the statute under which the driver was charged

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Report: Apple talking to Tesla

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The Cupertino company is said to be in high-level discussions with electric-car maker. About what? Acquisition? Partnership? Friendly chat?

Ford enlists MIT, Stanford to to drive automated cars

The car maker announced Wednesday that it hopes that researchers at MIT can come up with advanced algorithms to help the vehicle learn to predict where other vehicles and pedestrians could be in the future.

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Best of CES Awards: We name the hottest gear in Las Vegas

We've spent the past week in Las Vegas looking at the products unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. These 10 stand out from the crowd.

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Elio Motors’ three-wheeled car gets 84 miles per gallon

Unlike the Toyota iRoad, Elio Motors’ car is not a two-person scooter with a roof.

2015 Hyundai Genesis comes loaded with apps

Hyundai's latest car is one of many you're going to start seeing that come with apps for controlling functions in the car.

Meet Induct Navia, the first self-driving vehicle

You heard right: It can drive itself on a programmed route, stop for crossing pedestrians, and come when you call it from a smartphone app. Check out our video, it’s pretty adorable.

What to watch for at CES 2014

This year's edition of the massive CES trade show is about to get underway. Here are just a few of the stories we're keeping a close eye on.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.

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Android in-car initiative with Audi, Nvidia tipped for CES

The competition between Google and Apple hits the road: Google will reportedly team with Audi to offer Android-powered in-car information and entertainment.

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