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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2015

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2015

It’s the biggest technology show of the calendar, and so expectations of CES are always high. Each year, companies compete to bring their A-game, but there’s inevitably some that stand out as more innovative, more feature-packed, more beautifully designed, or just more lust-worthy than their rivals. They’re the products we want to celebrate in SlashGear’s Best of CES 2015 - read on for the full list of this year’s winners.

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Golf R Touch hands-on: VW’s dashboard of the near future

Golf R Touch hands-on: VW’s dashboard of the near future

Bendable displays and fully touch-sensitive dashboards are the dreams of the future, but what are we to do in the meantime while engineers and designers frantically work on the next automotive gimmick? Volkswagen's Golf R Touch represents a return to sensibility and practicality, without really giving up on the visions of tomorrow. Employing the latest of touch and haptic technologies, the concept car's dashboard still manages to wow us while still presenting something that's familiar and useful, injecting an ample amount of hi-tech wizardry without going overboard.

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VW Trained Parking turns e-Golf into its own valet

VW Trained Parking turns e-Golf into its own valet

Turns out Elon Musk isn't the only one working on cars that can be dismissed to park themselves, with Volkswagen confirming it, too, is developing a semi-autonomous valet system for its cars. Dubbed VW Trained Parking, it builds on the company's existing Park Assist - which can take control of the steering wheel when reverse-parking or existing a parallel parking space, leaving the driver to handle the pedals - by adding the ability to track and learn commonly-completed maneuvers like parking outside your home, and then replicate them later on.

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VW Golf R Touch concept previews tomorrow’s dash

VW Golf R Touch concept previews tomorrow’s dash

CarPlay and Android Auto are a good start, but Volkswagen is already looking to the next generation of digital dashboards, and it's not letting itself get distracted with far-fetched gimmicks. While we're used to seeing concept cars with fancy but impractical flexing displays or touchscreen that wrap entirely around every surface, VW's approach in its Golf R Touch concept is far more practical, centered around a 12.8-inch high-res touchscreen and then throwing in gesture control, ambient lighting, and haptic feedback. Lest you think the Germans have lost their sense of humor, though, there are also vibrating seats.

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VW adding CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink in 2015

VW adding CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink in 2015

Volkswagen will add CarPlay and Android Auto support to its cars later this year, the company has confirmed, with the arrival of a new second-gen "modular infotainment platform" in models like the Golf. The system will bring both Apple and Google's smartphone connectivity - which each offers a pared-back interface more suitable for prodding while driving - under VW's App-Connect branding, in addition to MirrorLink support for four of the company's smartphone apps, including building a shared playlist from all the phones and tablets in the car and streaming them for the perfect driving soundtrack.

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Volkswagen recalls more cars: fire risk cited

Volkswagen recalls more cars: fire risk cited

Automotive recalls -- not only have they been cropping up in ample supply this year, many older-model owners have also found themselves swept up under various manufacturer recalls, something that is fairly atypical as far as automotive recalls go. Volkswagen came to the end of 2014 with a couple of recalls of its own. It was just recently announced the auto maker would be recalling 2015 Jettas due to potential issues with the headlights, and now it has recalled even more vehicles.

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2015 VW Jettas recalled over headlight troubles

2015 VW Jettas recalled over headlight troubles

Volkswagen is rounding out the end of 2014 with a recall of its own, one that isn't as dire as some of the other recalls we've seen over the course of this year, yet notable for its potential hazards. A little over 25,000 2015 Jetta cars are being recalled due to an issue with the headlights, which may experience troubles if the headlight control module malfunctions. Under the circumstances, turning on the high-beams might cause the low-beam lights to automatically turn off.

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VW’s uber-frugal engine will make you want a diesel

VW’s uber-frugal engine will make you want a diesel

Volkswagen's flirting with higher efficiency engines looks finally set to reach the road, with a new diesel powerplant promising almost 60mpg without sacrificing driving power. The Germany company has taken its four-cylinder diesel into the labs and boosted power to 268 HP, while bringing fuel efficiency up to levels that won't actually be demanded from regulators for more than five years. However, unlike some of VW's more eye-catching development vehicles, the new TDI engine won't be wrapped up in a supercar body.

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