Tagged with: Cars

Apple Patents Tech to Prevent Distracted Driving

Apple Patents Tech to Prevent Distracted Driving

With Apple's automotive projects — Car Play and Siri Eyes Free — rolling out in more vehicles throughout the year, the company has been beefing up its in-car technology suite. A document discovered on Tuesday, however, shows Apple's "iOS in the car" initiatives go back much further than iOS 7. The U.S. Patent and ...

Ford Mustang is Celebrating its 50th Birthday With Events in NYC, Charlotte and Las Vegas

Ford Mustang is Celebrating its 50th Birthday With Events in NYC, Charlotte and Las Vegas

Few American cars are as iconic as the Ford Mustang. This week, the Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday -- and you can play a part. Ford is asking for any and all Mustang fans to sign an electronic birthday card. If you want to help commemorate 50 years of Mustang history, you can customize and add a birthday message ...

Aftermarket CarPlay Console Will Cost Between $500 and $700 This Fall

Aftermarket CarPlay Console Will Cost Between $500 and $700 This Fall

So far, consoles compatible with Apple's CarPlay feature have only been integrated into a handful of high-end cars. If you want to use the feature without buying an entirely new vehicle, Alpine Electronics will soon be able to hook you up—Nikkei reports that the company will begin selling a standalone CarPlay console in ...

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX operating system may not be the hit in mobile phones that the company hoped, but one day QNX may be helping you with a different kind of mobility: the autonomous car. BlackBerry is working with VisLab, an Italian laboratory run by the University of Parma that focuses on computer vision research. One of ...

New Tech is Reducing Accidents and Improving Driving Efficiency

New Tech is Reducing Accidents and Improving Driving Efficiency

While there's no question that using a cell phone to text, talk or surf the web while driving is a dangerous practice that can lead to accidents, technology as a whole has actually had a positive impact in reducing accidents on the road. According to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, traffic ...

Tesla Adds “Triple Underbody Shield,” Government Closes Fire Probe

Tesla Adds “Triple Underbody Shield,” Government Closes Fire Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into recent Tesla car fires, as the Palo Alto electric vehicle company announced another voluntary effort to improve safety. The NHTSA launched the probe following a pair of fires late last year that occurred after Model S sedans ran over ...

Apple Wants to Re-Invent Your Car’s Manual

Apple Wants to Re-Invent Your Car’s Manual

Apple might be taking a stab at a new way to access vehicle owners manuals. The US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application from Apple called "Identifying and Presenting Information Based on Unique Vehicle Identifier." According to the patent application, the technology would would identify all ...

Tesla is Considering ‘Judicial Remedies’ After New Jersey Sales Ban

Tesla is Considering ‘Judicial Remedies’ After New Jersey Sales Ban

Tesla is evaluating “judicial remedies” in response to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s ban on its direct sales in the state, the company’s CEO Elon Musk said in a lengthy blog post on Friday. In the meantime, the company said it will maintain its service centers and convert stores in the Garden State into ...

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission Bans Direct Tesla Sales

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission Bans Direct Tesla Sales

Five day ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was quoted saying: “We need to talk about the fact that we are for a free-market society that allows your effort and ingenuity to determine your success, not the cold, hard hand of the government.” On Tuesday, his state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, with the backing of the ...

Rolls-Royce: Hybird Cars Will Be ‘Essential’ in Two Years

Rolls-Royce: Hybird Cars Will Be ‘Essential’ in Two Years

Despite experimenting with an all-electric concept a few years ago, Rolls-Royce now looks likely to adopt plug-in hybrid technology within the next three years. Boss of the brand Torsten Müller-Otvos told Auto Express on the firm's Geneva show stand that “It will be essential in two years, maybe not from customer demand ...