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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
CarPlay was announced by Apple in March with great fanfare and high interest from iPhone users. The technology was expected to put Apple Maps, music and other iOS apps on the built-in screens on a host of auto models, including cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. Late last month Apple announced support from Jeep, Mazda, Ram, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat.
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.
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 .
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Volkswagen 's flirting with higher efficiency engines looks finally set to reach the road, with a new diesel powerplant promising almost 60mpg without sacrificing driving power. The Germany company has taken its four-cylinder diesel into the labs and boosted power to 268 HP, while bringing fuel efficiency up to levels that won't actually be demanded from regulators for more than five years.
It's the LA Auto Show this week, but one company that won't be there is Honda, mostly because it overslept. The outfit has announced - with toothpaste smears all over its face - that it's had to delay the launch of its new productionfuel cell carfrom 2015 all the way back to March 2016, where it'll hit the road in Japan, with the US and Europe coming at some point in afterward.