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Infiniti’s Q50 can drive itself (so this driver rode shotgun)

Infiniti’s Q50 can drive itself (so this driver rode shotgun)

Fresh from the road-safety division of the "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" department, a self-driving example of how our cars are certainly smarter than ever. Infiniti's Q50 has, like many luxury sedans of the moment, a host of driver assistance aids that can collectivity keep the car in lane, maintain pace with surrounding traffic, and generally mimic some of what Google and others are working on for autonomous vehicles. That encouraged one tester to switch on the tech and then jump out of the driver's seat.

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Would you ditch your car for Uber?

Would you ditch your car for Uber?

Uber isn't the only ride-sharing service available, but it is the one most drastically pushing for you to get rid of your car. Demonstrating this is the company's latest effort to lure in new users: UberPool, a beta program in San Francisco where users can double-up on rides and get a 40-percent discount as a result. In a blog post yesterday announcing the beta, Uber pointed out reasons besides I need a ride that users might opt for the service, and at the heart of it all was one large notion: that we'd do well in getting rid of our cars.

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Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Head-up displays aren't just the preserve of fighter jets any more, but if you're not in the market for a new car then Navdy's aftermarket device - billed as Google Glass for your dashboard - may be the answer. Not only a HUD, projecting virtual images that look like they're floating roughly six feet in front of the windshield, but a gesture control system, Navdy pipes messages, calls, and navigation from your smartphone to your line of sight, though that's only the start of it.

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