1. scojer

    Apple won't let you into your car

    Apple last week updated an Apple Pencil support document with a note warning users that charging a second-generation version of the stylus on a compatible iPad Pro might interfere with signals from nearby key fobs, preventing users from opening their car door.
  2. cageymaru

    FCC Approves Google "Project Soli" Radar Sensor to Operate at Higher Power Levels

    The FCC has approved higher radar operating levels for Soli sensors in "Project Soli"; a gesture based system that can capture touchless motion commands from users with mobility, speech and tactile impairments. Project Soli allows the previously mentioned users to operate computers, tablets...
  3. cageymaru

    Volvo Shares Their Vision of Autonomous Taxis with the 360c Concept Reveal

    Volvo asks the question, "Why fly when you can be driven?" With the new 360c concept car; electric, autonomous, connected and taxi all converge into a glass roofed design that can be adopted for a wide array of vehicles based on the platform. Want a bed to sleep in as you travel cross country...
  4. DooKey

    Amazon Launches an Alexa Auto SDK

    Amazon has announced the release of their Alexa Auto SDK today and it's available on GitHub. It does all the things you're used to doing with Alexa in your home and will include additional features like navigation and search. Amazon currently works with a handful of companies to provide this in...
  5. DooKey

    China to go Full Dystopia With Mandatory Vehicle RFID Chips in 2019

    China insists on living up to 1984 and their latest regulation is for RFID chips to be in every new car (WARNING auto play video) starting in 2019. Of course these chips are just in the cars to help with their huge traffic problems and would never be used to monitor their citizens. However, with...
  6. R

    NTSB Revokes Tesla’s Party Status

    In a news release today, the NTSB has announced removal of Tesla as a party to the NTSB's investigation of the March 23 fatal crash of a 2017 Tesla Model X near Mountain View, California. The decision comes after the NTSB says Tesla violated the party agreement by releasing investigative...
  7. R

    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    A Tesla owner in Indiana decided to recreate the fatal crash from last month, where the cars autopilot mode drove straight into a K-Rail according to an article from electrek. The video below shows a Model S with the latest autopilot hardware mistakenly treating a right-side land as a left-side...
  8. R

    Uber Self-Driving Car Crash May Be Due to LIDAR Blind Spot

    In more news surrounding the death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving car operated by Uber, The Register is reporting that when Uber switched from the Ford Fusion to the Volvo XC90 in 2016, the number of LIDAR sensors on the car was reduced from five, to one. Instead of having LIDAR...
  9. R

    Uber Disabled Volvo's Safety System Before Fatal Crash

    Bloomberg is reporting that Uber disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the self-driving Volvo SUV that hit and killed a woman in Arizona last week. Aptiv Plc, the company that supplies the radar and camera for the Volvo system states “We don’t want people to be confused or...
  10. R

    Tesla Increases Cost Of Using Superchargers

    In a report from Electrek, the cost of using the Tesla Supercharger network has went up quite a bit. While most states are seeing increases of 20-40%, Oregon saw an increase of 100%, from $0.12 to $0.24 per kWh. The reason for the increase it to reflect current local electricity and usage...
  11. DooKey

    Trillium Wants to Protect Your Car from Cyber Attacks

    Trillium, an automotive cybersecurity firm, wants to become THE security solution for high-tech automobiles. They believe the dangers of a hacked car are immense and aim to do something about it. They are developing hardware/OS/cypher agnostic systems that will act as a firewall/IDS and...
  12. DooKey

    Hydrogen Cars For the Masses One Step Closer to Reality, Thanks to UCLA Invention

    UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars. he device could make hydrogen cars affordable for many more consumers...
  13. R

    New Nissan Leaf Will Have One Pedal

    The new Nissan Leaf with a new technology they are calling the "e-Pedal." Accelerating and braking will be done with one pedal in the new Leaf, accelerating and decelerating function as normal, but now braking will be accomplished by letting off the pedal completely. Nissan says it will make...
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    Cloudflare's Next Big Business? Protecting Your Car From Hackers

    Forbes is reporting that Cloudflare is looking to get into the business of securing cars equipped with smart technologies from being hacked. As we have reported on several times in the past, cars could certainly use added protections from hacking and other security problems, but a question that...
  15. FrgMstr

    Aukey CC-S1 4.8A Dual USB Car Charger - $6 with Code at Amazon

    Aukey CC-S1 4.8A Dual USB Car Charger for Smartphones - Black Code: JZMYBJHC - $5.99 with Prime Shipping