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ChevyOnStar (2)It seems like every year, new cars get more and more intelligent—it’s almost like they don’t need drivers anymore! Okay, well, we’re not that far along, but there’s some great new car technology to help you plan your travels on the road…literally.

Chevrolet recently partnered with Priceline, so you can book a hotel from the car. The service will be available through OnStar, or you can use the Priceline app through the car’s infotainment system.

Chrysler, Fiat, and others have the Uconnect Access System, which offers navigation, Wi-Fi, and other features.

In the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, that system will also come with Yelp—so you can find nearby restaurants and hotels from your car.

Meanwhile, Google has announced a new alliance with GM, Honda, Audi, and Hyundai to integrate Androids into vehicles, which will give you access to a number of travel tools from behind the wheel.

From the “you can’t make this up” files, Ford has partnered with…Domino’s. With their Sync AppLink system, you’ll be able to order a pizza using voice command from your car. Spare me.

For more information, visit the car travel archives.

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