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).
But never both.Along the X-axis are all the super efficient, high mileage cars. Your Toyota Camrys, Honda Civics, Volkswagen Jettas, and the like cluster along that bottom line.Then on the Y-axis there are the rides that accelerate like maniacs, with the Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, and Porsche Carreras gathering on that vertical line.
A modern car is potentially loaded with data: it could be collecting performance stats, where you've been and your internet usage. How do you know that it's not secretly sending that data to advertisers and insurers? You might not have to worry much longer.
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.
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.
We've heard plenty about Apple's CarPlay, but what about Android Auto ? Finally getting its moment in the spotlight now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is arriving, the dashboard-takeover isn't actually available on any production car quite yet, but I was able to take an early look at the LA Auto Show inside a new 2015 Hyundai Sonata .