Feds Can Use Cars To Access Private Data On Your Phone: Report

Quite a curse for tech-savvy criminals, but does it end there? Smartphone integration has become an integral part of vehicle technology. So much so that the majority of cars you can buy these days have Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto capabilities, making the process more seamless for the users. Heck, even commercial vehicles like Mercedes and Scania trucks have Apple […]

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We Just Learned About Car Fire Blankets And Are Mesmerized

No water or foam needed. Mostly. Car fires are frightening occurrences that can quickly get out of hand. And it can happen to both combustion cars and electric vehicles. A recent Tesla crash had firefighters using 32,000 gallons of water to extinguish the fire, but a Norwegian company called Bridgehill offers a better solution – a fire blanket that can […]

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Researchers Used a Drone and a WiFi Dongle to Break Into a Tesla

In the information age, releasing any new connected product will draw the attention of people who want to test the limits of just how secure it is. In fact, most large enterprises not only predict this, but offer big bounty programs to encourage “white hat” hackers to find, validate, and responsibly disclose vulnerabilities before bad actors can exploit them in […]

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2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors

The redesigned 2022 Acura MDX crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for its ability to withstand and avoid a crash with other vehicles and pedestrians, the safety agency announced Tuesday.  Considered the most rigorous safety rating of independent and federal testers, a Top Safety Pick+ indicates the vehicle earned top “Good” scores on all six […]

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China Launches First Autonomous Taxis In Beijing

No more safety drivers behind the wheel to intervene. Artificial intelligence giant Baidu just launched a driverless robotaxi service in Beijing, China’s Shougang Park. As one of the venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, next year the service will begin transporting visitors attending the games. Serving as a big step in the worldwide push towards autonomous driving, Baidu’s Apollo […]

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Watch Fiat 500e Take On The Fearsome Moose Test

A strong performance in difficult circumstances. The moose test aims to assess how well vehicles can avoid a rapidly appearing obstacle. As a worst-case scenario, it often gives way to two-wheeled antics, tire blowouts, and a fair share of cone fatalities. Km77’s latest video showcases how the latest Fiat 500e takes on the challenge. With a starting speed of 46 […]

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1 in 5 EV Buyers Switch Back to Gas-Powered Cars: Study

Electric vehicles are poised to become a mainstay of transportation in the United States and abroad. Many countries are banning the sale of new internal combustion-powered vehicles around the year 2030, and with nearly every automaker having launched or already launching new EVs, the writing is on the wall. But according to new research from Nature Energy, not everybody who […]

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport compact crossover earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the nonprofit, insurance company-funded safety agency announced Friday.  The baby cousin of the forthcoming Ford Bronco, the Ford Bronco Sport earned the highest marks in the industry’s toughest safety tests, receiving “Good” results in all six crash tests. The government-run NHTSA hasn’t crashed the […]

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