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2014 Maserati Ghibli: The more attainable rare Italian (CNET On Cars Episode 42)

Maserati’s Ghibli has a tantalizing take on four-door performance; see CNET’s top-rated 2014 cars; and find out if you have the right junk in your trunk.







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New battery tech may lead to inexpensive, safer electric cars

Power Japan Plus announced its dual carbon battery technology, which promises longer-lasting and less expensive batteries for electric cars.







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2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: Standout tech in a sea of Q cars (CNET On Cars, Ep. 41)

Brian Cooley checks the tech on the new Infiniti Q50S Hybrid, explains the latest in jump start technology and takes you behind the scenes of the visual technology used to create crash test videos.‚Äč







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11 best production cars from the 2013-2014 auto show season (pictures)

With the New York auto show in our wake, we take a look back at production cars from the 2013-2014 auto show season that we’re most excited about driving.







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Our cars: VW Amarok – ‘Rok This town

The XCAR long termer continues to do it’s duty but how does it stack up against its predecessors?







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Our cars: VW Amarok – A new challenger appears

The XCAR crew have a new car to help them on their travels. Welcome to the “Rok”







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Jeep Cherokee tackles the trail like no competitor but stumbles on the road (CNET On Cars, Episode 39)

Jeep Cherokee tackles the trail like no competitor but stumbles on the road; we explain CarPlay and look ahead to its challengers; and Top 5 American-made cars.







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Volvo cars become road maintenance probes

Traction control hardware in Volvo cars includes sensor data that can be useful to other cars approaching a slippery section of road.

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Many automakers and governments are developing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, which let cars instantly communicate safety information to traffic in the immediate vicinity, but Volvo puts a uniquely Swedish spin on the tech with a new pilot project. Its cars will communicate data from wheel slip sensors to not only alert other cars to icy road conditions, but also to road maintenance authorities.

Volvo announced that 50 cars would participate in the pilot program, and that the “fleet would grow considerably” for next winter. The program is being run in conjunction with the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

The cars in the program will need to be fitted with a data transceiver, which includes hardware to read sensor information from the vehicle. According to the Volvo’s press release, the cars will communicate over cell towers, sending their data and location to a Volvo data center. That same data center can send alerts to cars in the immediate vicinity warning them about slippery conditions.

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Cadillac ELR: More than a souped-up Volt? (CNET On Cars, Episode 37)

Cadillac ELR: More than a souped-up Volt? (CNET On Cars, Episode 37)

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  • Cadillac ELR explored and explained
  • Keeping your dog safe in the car
  • Top 5 apps for the driver

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Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Just too little Mercedes? (CNET On Cars, Episode 36)

Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Just too little Mercedes? (CNET On Cars, Episode 36)

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  • Mercedes CLA250 explored
  • Glance technique: The driving basic you probably forgot.
  • Mazda Skyactiv gas engine technology explained
  • Top 5: MORE fuel economy myths!

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