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Google Android teams with GM, Audi, Honda, Hyundai on car platform

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, left, and co-founders Larry

(Credit: Google)

Google is partnering with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and Audi to bring the Android platform to cars’ infotainment and technology systems by the end of 2014, the tech giant announced Monday in a news release.

The partnership, which also includes chipmaker Nvidia, is called the Open Automotive Alliance and promises an open, customizable platform that will drive innovation in car technology.

“Partnering...

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Flying car by Terrafugia gets electric upgrade

The TF-X is a plug-in hybrid electric flying

(Credit: Terrafugia)

The Jetsons wouldn't even be able to fathom this technology.

Terrafugia, the Woburn, Mass.-based aerospace company that unveiled a car doubling as an airplane at last year's New York International Auto Show, introduced plans for a plug-in hybrid electric flying car earlier this week.

The four-seat, fixed-wing vehicle will be able to fit into standard single-car garages, drive legally...

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