Tagged with: Cars

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Tesla Motors officials vowed to investigate reports that its Model S sedan is susceptible to hacks that can remotely control the car’s locks, horn, headlights, and skylight while the car is in motion, according to a published report. The hacks were carried out at the Syscan 360 security conference in Beijing, an article ...

Here’s Why Tesla Can’t Sell Cars in Most U.S. States

Here’s Why Tesla Can’t Sell Cars in Most U.S. States

Tesla Motors makes beautiful, quality electric automobiles. Don't just take it from us; Consumer Reports rated the Tesla Model S the "best overall" car in its 2014 Top Picks report (which includes all non-electric cars as well). Yet, despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk's ongoing effort to expand his EV empire, state after state in ...

WSJ: General Motors Wants Voice-Controlled Cars That Learn From You

WSJ: General Motors Wants Voice-Controlled Cars That Learn From You

Voice control is easy to find in cars, but it's not always intuitive. You often have to use specific syntax, which might be hard to remember when you're barreling down the highway. GM may have a smarter approach in store, though. The Wall Street Journal understands that the automaker is working with machine learning firm ...

Tesla Announces the $35,000 Model III Coming in 2017

Tesla Announces the $35,000 Model III Coming in 2017

Late Tuesday night, Tesla Motors confirmed that a third-generation car called the Model III will be coming in 2017.  The car will cost a mere $35,000, according to a report, half the price of the popular Model S.  The pricing will position the vehicle to compete with the BMW 3-series. Tesla’s confirmation came in a ...

The FBI is Worried That Driverless Cars Could Become Weapons

The FBI is Worried That Driverless Cars Could Become Weapons

Google’s driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons". In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a ...

Jaguar Land Rover Displays Your Driving Data on Your Windshield

Jaguar Land Rover Displays Your Driving Data on Your Windshield

I've had my on-track exploits overlaid with race telemetry to be viewed after the session, but Jaguar Land Rover is looking to project that info on the windshield while you make laps or cruise the highways. The Virtual Windscreen concept beams hazard, speed and navigation graphics to the driver's view, adding both racing ...

Apple’s CarPlay Lands in 9 More Manufacturers (Now 29 Total)

Apple’s CarPlay Lands in 9 More Manufacturers (Now 29 Total)

Nine new automakers have committed to supporting Apple's CarPlay in future models of their vehicles. Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and Ram are joining the existing 20 companies that have already announced their plans to integrate CarPlay, Apple's iOS-powered dashboard for vehicles. ...

Google’s ‘Android Auto’ is a Voice-Enabled Platform for Your Car

Google’s ‘Android Auto’ is a Voice-Enabled Platform for Your Car

Google is bringing Android into the car. The company on Wednesday unveiled Android Auto, a new voice-enabled software experience for drivers. It’s based on navigation, communication and music, so users won’t have to search through an endless grid of icons – an unpleasant experience and also pretty dangerous while on ...

Toyota Unveils New Fuel Cell-Powered Car to Rival Tesla Model S

Toyota Unveils New Fuel Cell-Powered Car to Rival Tesla Model S

Toyota may be the maker of the most iconic hybrid vehicle of them all, the Prius, but the Japanese company refuses to go all-in on electric and is instead focusing on hydrogen fuel cells for powering its future cars. The first among them will be a 2015 sedan that has on Wednesday been priced at ¥7 million (roughly $70,000) ...

‘Cruise’ Wants to Turn Your Car Into a Self-Driving Car for $10,000

‘Cruise’ Wants to Turn Your Car Into a Self-Driving Car for $10,000

Neither Google nor the big car manufacturers will likely be the first to put the keys to self-driving car technology in consumers’ hands. That honor will go to an eight-person startup called Cruise. Preorders start on Monday for installation in early 2015. “A third of the American workforce spends more than an hour a ...