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Content posted in November 2011
Automotive Infotainment Grows Up
Captain Hybrid 
11/16/2011  20 comments
The in-car PC is gone, but in-car connectivity is back better and safer than ever.
Slideshow: BMW Busting Out With All-Electric; Sports Hybrid
Captain Hybrid 
11/15/2011  35 comments
The luxury automaker BMW Group will go green in a big way in the next three years, rolling out purpose-built pure electric and hybrid-electric cars that will make heavy use of carbon fiber materials.
Electric Vehicles: How Far Have We Come in 100 Years?
Captain Hybrid 
11/8/2011  29 comments
To get a sense of how far the electric car market has come, it's instructive to read "Foreign Trade in Electric Vehicles" on the New York Times Website.
Slideshow: Autonomous Vehicles Leave the Driving to... Themselves
Captain Hybrid 
11/3/2011  13 comments
Our gallery spotlights the self-driving cars developed to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) annual Grand Challenge autonomous vehicle race.




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