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People Would Rather Buy a Self-Driving Car From Google Than GM

Nearly every automaker is working on some form of autonomous vehicle technology, but according to a new study, consumers are more interested in a …

The Changing Landscape Of Global Autos

What a difference twenty years makes. In 1993, China’s auto industry was producing less than one million vehicles per year and there were no Chinese passenger car makers. In 2013 China will produce over twenty million vehicles, and Chinese companies account for 35 percent of the total passenger car …

Fiat 500 Watercraft Hit the Waves for Surf Competition

If you saw Fiat’s commercial featuring 500 hatchbacks diving into the ocean, the subcompact’s affinity for water play should come as no surprise. Three seaworthy Cinquecentos made an appearance at the 2013 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. this past weekend, performing stunts on …

Ford Is Competing With Tech Firms To Fill New Jobs As Growth Accelerates

Ford Motor said Tuesday it will hire 3,000 additional white-collar workers this year to meet surging demand for its vehicles — provided it can find them.<p>The carmaker boosted its 2013 hiring target by 36 percent from just six months ago, citing strong U.S. sales and aggressive global growth plans. …

Tomy car seat uses smartphone to keep tabs on your baby [w/video]

Parents have a problem and Tomy knows what it is: Babies are super hard to keep track of. Why, we can't count the number of times that we've secured some feisty ankle-biter in his car seat, only to turn around a minute later and find he's jumped the rig.<p>Actually, that's never happened to us. But if …

Battle Of The Auto Ads: Fiat And MINI

Since Fiat’s spot featuring nude women painted to look like a car, ad awareness for the brand has continued its 2013 uptick. But BrandIndex measurements suggest the commercial may be generating more talk than buys – as Purchase Consideration for the brand remains behind fellow automaker MINI.<p>YouGov …

Apple Patents Its Own In-Dash Infotainment System

• As with an iPhone or an iPad, controls on the dashboard and center stack can utilize touch, pinch, and slide movements. The patent information explains the benefit in terms of operating the windshield wipers, which allows for the driver to select exactly the speed and frequency of each wipe rather …

Machine Perception

Work Hours Well Spent: Ad Writers’ Tiny Basketball Trick Shots Are Amazing

The creative process is different for everybody, but it’s seldom as simple as: ready…set…create! A lot of quiet thumb-twiddling often goes into coming up with the breakthrough idea that puts a plan into motion. Some creatives have apparently found a more constructive outlet for their hands during …

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Volvo’s Solar Panel Puts The Sexy In Station Wagon

An L.A. architecture firm turns heads with its winning pavilion to introduce–and recharge–a hybrid car.<p>The Italian launch of the Volvo V-60 Plug-in Hybrid called for something more visually exciting and unexpected than, well, the car. (It’s a station wagon, after all.) So the automaker turned to …

Twelve decades of diesel

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Video Find: Watch Hackers Hack into Toyota Prius, Ford Escape

Like it or not, more and more computers are making their way into our cars. Depending on what car you drive, a computer could control everything from your infotainment system, your throttle, and even your steering. An alarmist new <i>Forbes</i> story shows what could happen if someone hacked into your car …