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Verizon, BMW, Toyota and others form 4G car alliance

Verizon, BMW, Toyota and others form 4G car alliance

Verizon is hoping to get your next car online, launching the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars to push LTE integration - along with the cloud, mobile content and more - into dashboards. A partnership with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota, along with links to MIT, the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars "will collaborate and explore ways to deliver connectivity to vehicles of all types, by leveraging open standards and discussing ways to accelerate development of the 4G LTE ecosystem across automotive OEMs, suppliers, device manufacturers, application developers and content publishers."

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Kia Track’ster concept ditches dreary for MINI Cooper rival

Kia Track’ster concept ditches dreary for MINI Cooper rival

Kia knows it has a lot to do to shed its sensible image and convince would-be buyers it's sexy, inspiring and aspirational, and the Kia Track’ster concept is the first step down that road. Revealed at the Chicago Auto Show today, the Optima Limited Track'ster channels Kia's potential design direction for the next-gen Soul, with "immense LED driving lights" and a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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Kia Optima and Kia Rondo recalled amid faulty airbags

Kia Optima and Kia Rondo recalled amid faulty airbags

There's another recall on the books, auto owners, this time for 146,000 Kia vehicles on the road due to faulty airbag systems. The models you've got to look out for at the 2006-08 Kia Optima as well as the 2007-08 Kia Rondo, and the situation is that the spring system in the drivers side of the vehicle may become damaged over time - this resulting in no airbag deployment in crashes, that being bad. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administered this recall alert this week.

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