Tagged with: Cars

Apple’s CarPlay Rollout Has Quietly Been Pushed Back to 2015

Apple’s CarPlay Rollout Has Quietly Been Pushed Back to 2015

Apple’s new in-car solution for iOS, first revealed over a year ago at WWDC, appears to be hitting delays as some car manufacturers push back release schedules into next year. Back in March when Apple officially announced availability of the feature, a handful of car companies announced that CarPlay would arrive in new ...

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek. The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation ...

Google’s Self-Driving Car is Designed to Break the Speed Limit

Google’s Self-Driving Car is Designed to Break the Speed Limit

Self-driving cars are coming, some people are freaked out about them. Here's something that might not put those people at ease: According to a Google engineer, the cars are designed to exceed the speed limit. Don't worry though! There's actually a good reason for it. Dmitri Dolgov, the lead software engineer on the project, ...

Tesla’s Model S Cars Now Have an Infinity-Mile Warranty

Tesla’s Model S Cars Now Have an Infinity-Mile Warranty

Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk on Friday announced via Twitter and the company blog that the drivetrain warranty for the 85 kWh Model S has been extended, giving it an eight-year, infinite-mile warranty to match that of the battery pack. This new warranty arrangement applies retroactively to every Model S ever produced, ...

Security Expert: We Need to Prepare for Our Cars to Be Hacked

Security Expert: We Need to Prepare for Our Cars to Be Hacked

Cars are often rated on things like performance, comfort, value, and safety. But what about computer security? As cars become more computerized, should there be a rating system to let consumers know how safe vehicles are from hacking? That's exactly what security advocacy group I Am The Cavalry proposed at the annual Defcon ...

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 ...