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CES 2015, like last year's event, had a very large auto presence, perhaps even a banner year for CES. Expect it to grow again next year; in fact we wouldn't be surprised to see it start to run over into other halls. Not only did the likes of Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and Hyundai have a presence, but we...

January 11th 2015 at 7:48pm 0 Comments
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Over the past few years, the world of connected automobiles has exploded. Self-driving cars, heads-up displays and in-car infotainment systems have become mainstays of CES and this year was no exception. Join us as we take a visual tour of Mercedes' futuristic F 015 road-ready lounge, Audi's indes...

January 9th 2015 at 10:27pm 0 Comments
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It seems Audi's Q7 is brand agnostic, at least in the Android vs. Apple battle: It hasn't yet chosen between Android Auto or CarPlay. The demos at CES this week are set shoulder to shoulder with Audi's HMI (Human Machine Interface) connected to either an Android device or an iPhone. Using the MMI...

January 8th 2015 at 10:05am 0 Comments
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Audi briefly, ever so briefly, brandished a not-before-seen smartwatch at its CES event, showcasing some wearable-car connectivity that it's working on. And while that's pretty cool in itself, the watch used to show it off looked pretty darn classy, with stainless steel construction, a substantial...

January 7th 2015 at 10:16pm 0 Comments
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Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch t...

January 7th 2015 at 2:44pm 0 Comments
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Automakers are big on self-driving cars this year. Audi, fresh from breaking both the autonomous speed and distance records (and driving me around a track at over 120MPH), announced the Prologue piloted-driving concept, and although Ford didn't have a new car to show, it still proclaimed it would...

January 7th 2015 at 12:42pm 0 Comments
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Audi's press event this morning began more like a best-of tour or a walk down memory lane covering every year Audi has been at CES. This year's showing then rolled on to focus on its Prologue concept car, which appeared dramatically onstage at the touch of an as-yet-unannounced LG smartwatch. Audi...

January 6th 2015 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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Audi is confident that its self-driving car technology is ready for prime time -- so confident, in fact, that it's about to give the platform a very public long-distance test. An A7 Sportback with the mostly autonomous hardware is traveling 550 miles from Stanford, California, to CES in Las Vegas,...

January 5th 2015 at 2:18pm 0 Comments
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It turns out that riding in a car going 150 MPH without a driver is pretty fun! Join us as we take a ride in Audi's autonomous concept car. Also, take a look at a DARPA project that allows amputees to control bionic arms with their mind. Check out the gallery below for all this and more in today's...

December 18th 2014 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Until last week, the sum of my autonomous driving experience was sitting behind the wheel while a car parked itself, and the sum of my track experience involved squeezing my lanky frame into a comically small go-kart. Audi changed that recently, giving me the opportunity to sit in its self-driving...

December 18th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Audi's always been more forward-thinking with in-car tech than most automakers, but it's about to take it to a new level(s), judging by its latest concept car. Our colleagues at Autoblog just took at look at the Prologue, and what it's lacking in green tech, it more than makes up with slick techno...

December 4th 2014 at 7:43am 0 Comments