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Cool Car Tech: The Information Superhighway Comes to Real Highways

May 8, 2014
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Ford is using technology from Microsoft for its in-dash Sync system, while Tesla and General Motors are bringing even larger touchscreens to the center consoles of their cars to increase driver connectivity. Automakers are also finding new ways to make cars more efficient by reducing weight and adding more air intakes to keep engines cool. But what's next on the high-tech highway? Embedded roadway technology, dynamic paint, and innovative priority lanes may soon make their way to American roads. Video provided by TheStreet

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TFL Car (Aug. 21, 2013) — The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class can drive itself...not all of the time and not at every speed but in stop and go traffic under 18 MPH this car can and will drive itself.That means that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class will drive itself in stop and go traffic which is perhaps the best time for a car to be autonomous. In another fun and informative TFLcar Technical demonstration Roman goes for a ride in the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and demonstrates how the car can drive itself. This is real real and usable new self-driving technology that you can buy today.
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Computerized Car Windshields Display Like Smartphones

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Buzz60 (Dec. 17, 2012) — Two major automakers are working to develop high-tech windshield glass that can turn into a smartphone display. Tim Minton tells us how glass will allow drivers to get information such as travel directions to weather information, all while keeping their eyes safely on the road.
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Dutchman Brings Glow to Night Driving

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Reuters (Jan. 25, 2013) — 'Glowing lanes' on highways could spell the end of costly street lighting, according to a Dutch designer. Daan Roosengaarde's 'Smart Highway' involves photo luminescent paint markings on roads that are charged in sunlight and glow at night to denote lanes.
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