Google announced that it is test-driving its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas with one of its Lexus SUVs. There are safety drivers aboard, driving a few square miles north and northeast of downtown Austin. Google
The ZF Group, the new owner of TRW is showing its concept Smart Urban Vehicle with semi-autonomous features and a steering wheel with many functions including hands-on detection (HOD) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.
There is a new text book about music and how it affects driving, Driving With Music: Cognitive-behavioural Implications (Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport)from Ashgate Publishing Company shows that the wrong music could be
Volvo Cars’ is showing a new way young children may travel safely in cars in the future with concept child seat. The new child seat design fits in the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console Concept that
Volvo reported that Volvo Cars’ infotainment system Sensus, received the ‘Most Innovative HMI System’ at the 2015 Car HMI Concept & Systems conference in Berlin. Volvo Cars was honored for being at the forefront of
General Motors is working on new technology called “Global B” that will enable cloud computing and over-the-air updates. GM global product development chief Mark Reuss at a news conference in Detroit, said GM’s new electrical
Lexus is working with experts in super conductive technology to develop its own branded Lexus Hoverboard. The Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation for frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow
Apple CarPlay for compatible iPhones will be offered in all 2016 Buick Regal and LaCrosse models, Android Auto will be launched later. GMC also announced Apple CarPlay capability for the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra.
A new study by the University of Michigan’s Brandon Schoettle, shows that a majority of drivers want better gas mileage and they really don’t care what technology is used to get it. Drivers are only
Hurricane and disaster season is upon us. Two automotive companies are offering support during disasters. OnStar subscribers can rest assured because of Crisis Assist services. And in case of major disasters Mazda supports the American
The latest J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality Study found technology problems in the first 90 days of ownership. Entertainment and connectivity are not very entertaining when they don’t work well. The study found that
A great way to encourage more apps are contests and hackathons. Today we learned the winners of one connected car app contest and an invitation for developers to another hackathon. The Car Connectivity Consortium announced