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Audi A7 h-tron combines best of fuel cell and battery pack tech

Audi showed off a new development vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a fuel cell-battery hybrid car called the A7 h-tron.

By November 20, 2014

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Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?

By October 10, 2014

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Uber hires former Obama strategist David Plouffe

The on-demand car service brings in some big guns for its political fight against the taxi industry.

By August 19, 2014

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BlackBerry ups mobile security ante with Secusmart buy

BlackBerry's acquisition of German software firm Secusmart aims to secure voice and data and put better mobile security in every president and chancellor's hand.

By July 29, 2014

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Experimental brake lights wirelessly communicate with other vehicles

Experimental technology from automaker Ford attempts to notify drivers behind you when you're braking, even if they can't see you.

By June 26, 2013

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Inside Volvo's self-driving car: Improving driver safety without the driver

Autonomous cars are coming soon, and Volvo wants to be there first. The company is pledging to have self-driving autos on sale by 2017, and by 2020 wants to build a nearly uncrashable car. Join us in Sweden for an early test ride.

By May 16, 2014

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FCC: Man used device to jam drivers' cell phone calls

Florida man fined $48,000 for driving around with a phone jammer in his car. Police alerted when Metro PCs reports constant problems with a cell tower.

By May 1, 2014

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Volvo cars become road maintenance probes

In a pilot project announced by Volvo, its cars will communicate slippery conditions to road maintenance authorities.

By March 19, 2014

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BlackBerry said to be replacing Microsoft in Ford's new cars

It appears a multiyear partnership could be ending, with the car maker opting for BlackBerry to create its next-generation Sync in-car entertainment and communications technology, according to Bloomberg.

By February 24, 2014

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Uber to add push notifications when surge pricing subsides

By letting users know when fares become cheaper, the peer-to-peer car service's CEO says he's hoping to bring some "humanity to our communications."

By February 24, 2014