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

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

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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.


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In the Garage: 2010 Dodge Challenger

The 2010 Dodge Challenger ?Mr. Norm GSS? edition

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 2010 Dodge Challenger “Mr. Norm GSS” edition owned by Jimmy Psomias

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With auto critics and enthusiasts now proclaiming a second golden age of muscle cars, owners of these newer vehicles are wondering just how many will become collectibles in the future. A prime candidate might be Psomias’ bright purple Challenger, of which only 400 were built...

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New Lamborghini Huracan replaces Gallardo, boasts 601-hp V-10 engine

The new Lamborghini Huracan replaces the outgoing Gallardo


Lamborghini let loose some details on its all-new 601-horsepower entry-level model, dubbed the Huracan. The supercar will replace the outgoing Gallardo, which Lamborghini calls its most successful model of all time, having sold more than 14,000 units during a 10-year production run that ended in November.

The Huracan, named after a famed breed of Spanish fighting bulls, bares closer resemblance...

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In the Garage: 1940 LaSalle Series 52

The 1940 LaSalle Series 52 sedan owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 LaSalle Series 52 sedan owned by Andrew Zizolfo

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING While 1940 was the LaSalle’s final year, it did not go out with a whimper. Built since 1927 as a “junior Cadillac,” these cars held their own in the luxury field, with advanced engineering, solid build quality and an emphasis on selling style along with substance. “Back in the late 1920s and...

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In the Garage: 1927 LaSalle

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1927 LaSalle Model


1927 LaSalle Model 1168 phaeton owned by Bill Aprile


Edith and Archie Bunker weren’t kidding when they sang “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great” to open the “All in the Family” TV sitcom of the 1970s. The LaSalle, built from 1927 to 1940, was a premium car designed to slot between luxury brand Cadillac and the big Buicks of the day. During...

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