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Garmin teamed up with Amazon to make a tiny Echo Dot for your car

Enlarge (credit: Garmin) At a recent Amazon event, the company announced BMW would integrate Alexa into its 2018 models. It’s no secret that Amazon wants to stick Alexa anywhere and everywhere it can, and BMW is only the beginning. The latest company to announce a collaboration with Amazon is Garmin: the wearable and navigation device manufacturer…

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Forget BMW, the Garmin Speak Is a Cheaper Way to Put Alexa in Your Car

The most useful place for a voice-activated digital assistant isn’t your office, kitchen, or living room. It’s in your car, where your hands and eyes should be pre-occupied with driving. So Garmin put Amazon’s Alexa in a new bare-bones navigation device that will ensure you’ll never get lost, and never get lonely, on… Read more……

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Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode

Enlarge (credit: Polyphony Digital / Aurich Lawson ) On Tuesday, October 17, the long-awaited Gran Turismo Sport arrives for the Playstation 4. This seventh installment of one of the world’s best-selling games franchises introduces a number of updates designed for high-end TVs, virtual reality, and e-sports enthusiasts. Although we’ve had a copy for a few days now, you’ll…

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Ginormous Piccadilly screen will send targeted ads based on the colour of your car

The billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus in London are getting a makeover which will take it into the 21st century and beyond, making it the largest of its kind in Europe.  SEE ALSO: Nighttime at Piccadilly Circus, the shining neon heart of London The new screen will basically be a ginormous Smart TV —  even…

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Nissan drove a GT-R around a racetrack using a PS4 controller

Mightier with the controller than you are with the steering wheel? Well, you might fancy Nissan’s modified GT-R/C, which can be driven with a PlayStation 4 controller, and was created for the release of Gran Turismo Sport. The car was given a spin around Silverstone’s National Circuit, with driver Jann Mardenborough steering the GT-R from…

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Nissan modified this GT-R to be driven with a PS4 controller

Nissan A few years back, I wrote a feature titled “Why you’ll never drive your car with a joystick .” Today, I learned I spoke too soon (and that Ars’ Creative Director Aurich Lawson is prophetic). Over in the UK, Nissan and a company called JLB Design have finally done it. Courtesy of Carbuyer, I learned…

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Nvidia sets sights on the driverless revolution with Drive PX Pegasus

Enlarge / Quite tidy looking, but powering plenty of futuristic initiatives. (credit: Nvidia) On Tuesday, Nvidia announced a new version of its automotive-grade compute platforms, Drive PX Pegasus. It’s recognition that the computational needs of fully autonomous (also known as level 5) vehicles are going to be demanding. Such vehicles will have to fuse inputs…

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Tesla Model 3 production can't keep up with Elon Musk's Twitter feed

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