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Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Don’t Be This Idiot: Tesla Model S Owner Tests Autopilot System From Back Seat

In the same week Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk announced the company will be implementing some constraints on its Autopilot autonomous system to prevent some of the more stupid users from incorrectly using the system, typically by removing their hands from the steering wheel or using it on... read more

November 10, 2015 by 
Volvo safety systems

Automatic Emergency Braking To Become Standard?

There's no question about it; modern cars are incredibly safe, and there's new technology being released that has them becoming safer still. Since it was mandated that we all... read more September 15, 2015 by 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel

Jaguar Land Rover SVO Division Cooks Up Range Rover Sentinel Armored SUV: Video

Already responsible for developing more luxurious and higher performing vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover, the Special Vehicles Operations division has now been tasked with... read more September 8, 2015 by 

Mercedes F1 Halo Concept

FIA Will Test Closed Cockpits

In the wake of Justin Wilson's tragic death last week, the conversation about closed cockpits in open-wheel racing has been renewed. According to Motorsport, Formula One's... read more August 28, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Hacked... Wait... Tesla Model S Fixed

Last year, some hackers in China proved that the Tesla Model S was a hackable machine. In the wake of some more recent hackable automotive news, it shouldn't be quite as... read more August 6, 2015 by 

OnStar Theft Alarm Notification

Hacker Working With GM To Fix OnStar Vulnerabilities: Video

Connected cars promise better safety and security, but like anything connected to a network, they can be susceptible to attacks from hackers. And General Motors Company... read more August 1, 2015 by 

2014 Jeep Cherokee

FCA Responds To Hackers' Scary Breach Of 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Video

On Tuesday, Wired posted an account of writer Andy Greenberg's ongoing experiment to demonstrate the potential of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee to be remotely hacked. During this... read more July 22, 2015 by 

Samsung Safety Truck

Samsung Builds A Truck You Can See Through, Sort Of

We've seen some pretty interesting applications of camera tech lately—see Land Rover's Transparent Hood and Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen. Yet Samsung's Safety... read more June 23, 2015 by 

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled For Radiator Wiring Issue

The Porsche 918 Spyder has been, arguably, the most successful of the new breed of hybrid hypercars, selling more than the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari combined. While... read more May 22, 2015 by 

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Today's cars are, without a doubt, safer than they've ever been. But with ever-increasing congestion—along with seemingly infinite distractions—the National... read more May 17, 2015 by 

New Mercedes-Benz Crash-Test Facility

Mercedes-Benz Hits Milepost In Construction Of Mammoth New Crash Test Facility

Mercedes-Benz has been crash testing all its models for over half a century, and along the way, the company has developed plenty of groundbreaking tech. From seatbelts that... read more May 13, 2015 by 

Texas A&M causeway bridge barrier

Truck Lovers Beware: Texas A&M Back With A New Truck-Killing Barrier

Remember Texas A&M’s previous truck-decapitating barrier? Well, the university’s Transportation Institute has developed a new barrier, but rather than stop a... read more May 12, 2015 by 

MINI Augmented Vision concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

MINI Hints At Future Tech With Augmented Vision Concept: Video

Augmented Reality, where your normal view is ‘augmented’ by computer-generated sensory input, typically via a headset- or glasses-type device, hasn’t quite... read more April 10, 2015 by 

Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense

Lexus Safety System+ To Debut On 2016 RX Crossover, Toyota Safety Sense On 2016 RAV4 Hybrid

When it debuts at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the 2016 Lexus RX will launch a new safety system for the luxury brand. Called "Lexus Safety System+", it bundles several... read more March 31, 2015 by 

AAA teen distracted driving video screencap

Video Shows Just How Distracted Teen Drivers Can Get

The fact that teenage drivers are statistically more likely to crash their cars is not news, but thanks to modern technology we can now gawk at the conditions that cause... read more March 27, 2015 by 

Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter

Ford’s New Road Sign Detection Tech Helps You Dodge Speeding Tickets

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is introducing a semi-autonomous feature that will help you avoid copping a speed ticket. The technology is called the “Intelligent... read more March 24, 2015 by 


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