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Technology makes it easy to connect with your car

Automakers offer newways to harness the power of smartphones

If you haven’t ventured into a showroom in a few years, get ready to be wowed. Today’s cars offer a dazzling range of electronic entertainment possibilities.

There are now multiple ways to connect a portable music player or smartphone to your car and listen to your favorite tunes. Or by linking a smart phone to a modern infotainment system, you can stream Internet radio stations, perform web searches, and check local gas prices, weather forecasts, and more — right from the driver’s seat.

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