This year’s nearest to the cup winners of the 2012 Car and Truck of the Year event have been announced, they starting out with the Ford Focus, the Hyundai Elantra, and the Volkswagen Passat on the Car side of the battle. In the Truck category you’ll find no less than the Honda CR-V, the Land [...]
Honda has announced plans to recall 137 vehicles across three different models, the reason being due to a single issue which could manifest in two ways: the cars could stall, causing a potential crash, or they could leak oil, which could ignite and cause a fire.
If you're hoping to get a Toyota car with Apple's CarPlay system built-in, you'll have to hit theaftermarket, according to aNew York Timesreport. Toyota said that "right now, we prefer to use our in-house proprietary platforms for those kinds of functions," adding that it currently has no plans to use either CarPlay or Android Auto, at least in the US.
No more dancing around it: The major automakers now see a world of completely self-driving cars.On Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show, the huge technology industry event in Las Vegas, Dieter Zetsche, the head of Mercedes-Benz cars and chairman of of Daimler AG, focused most of his keynote address on unveiling a fully autonomous prototype vehicle.Dr.
Back in January at the CES in Las Vegas, Hyundai announced that the Blue Link app for Android Wear will be ready by first quarter of the year. True to its promise, the smartwatch app is now ready for download from the Google Play Store for any of the Android Wear -running wearable you have. Obviously, it came before the iOS version because the Apple Watch is yet to be released.
Ford 's showing at Detroit certainly wasn't quiet, with a new GT, track-ready Shelby version of the Mustang, and the beefy F-150 Raptor, but the grunt isn't over with, a new teaser video for the all-new Focus RS promises.
In the latest sign that the distinctions between the auto and tech industries are becoming more blurry, Ford on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new research center in Palo Alto, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley.The company said the new center would help advance new car technologies like built-in Internet connections and eventually self-driving vehicles.
In case you haven't yet tired of automotive recalls, we have another one that has surfaced in the pipeline, this one from Toyota affecting in excess of 110,000 cars. The recall was announced today, and includes its Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, RAV4 EV, Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid models. There are two different issues at play, though they don't affect all of the models equally.
Most cars with adaptive cruise control monitor what's up ahead to automatically manage distance and braking. Now, Honda istaking the idea one step furtherby actively tracking and analyzing vehicles in neighboring lanes. Its new system is called Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and should, in theory, make assisted driving a little safer and smoother.
Hyundai is back with another auto recall, this one due to a possible water leak and the electrical problems it could cause. This follows the auto maker's Hyundai Elantra recall from earlier this week, which was made due to problems with the electric power steering (it might stop working).
Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automakerpromisedback during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link-enabled car's horn, even if it's as old as the 2012 Sonata.
The Ford Focus RS went official back in early February and the car has now made its official global auto show debut. Along with that official auto show debut, Ford is taking the time to talk about some of the cool AWD technologies that the Focus RS is bringing to market. We already know that the car uses AWD for traction and handling.
This morning at a Ford Event, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields made clear that the next Focus RS will not be released in as limited a fashion as previous yearly roll-outs. This 2016 Ford Focus RS will be coming to the United States as well as other countries around the world. "We have a new Focus RS coming to market," said Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, "and it's coming globally.
The first one out the road when it comes to the brand new Android Auto platform is Hyundai as they announced that their 2015 Sonata model will now come installed with the connectivity system. Fret not already existing Sonata owners that did not make it to this new feature. They will also be offering upgrades for your car to have this installed when you bring it to an authorized dealer.
A man is walking across a full parking lot, when he realizes he forgets where he parked his car. He speaks into his watch, saying "Find car." He glances at the watch, and immediately walks towards the located car, speaks into his wrist again, and the door opens. No, this isn't a scene from a sci-fi movie back in the 90s.
Honda has announced plans to bring its CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle to the United States, something that will happen starting some time early next year. Honda made the announcement earlier today, saying that it is bringing back “one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names”.
You no longer have to fiddle with your smartphone (or anin-car interface) to share your location while on the road. Glympse has trotted outGlympse for Auto, an Android app that lets you send your position with a minimum of distractions. You only have to tell it who can see your whereabouts and for how long using a big, car-friendly interface -- after that, you're free to focus on driving.
Mercedes-Benz and Nissan have officially partnered to create a new mid-size pickup truck, it has been announced. We've known about Mercedes-Benz's pickup truck aspirations for a little while now, and have even gotten a look at a concept for the eventual model (picture after the break), with the auto maker saying its truck will be, in true Mercedes fashion, a luxury offering.