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Supreme Court Allows Auto Aftermarket to Access APIs

The Supreme Court ruled on April 5th in the Google v. Oracle case, a copyright dispute over software. Their decision was that application program interfaces (API) are fair use in building compatible components. A Federal Circuit Court originally decided Google v. Oracle. A software copyright had been violated. Google copied Oracle’s API code for programs to operate […] The post Supreme Court Allows Auto Aftermarket to Access APIs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Technology, Jobs, Supreme Court, Government, Maintenance, Industry, Trade, Autos, Law And Order, Suppliers, Oracle, News Blog, Auto Care Association, Federal Circuit Court, Right To Repair

What to expect from Google I/O 2021

Google I/O is back as a virtual event and free to everyone who wants to attend.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Google I/o, Health & Fitness, Io, Google I/O 2021

The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. There is a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, Congress, China, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Tesla, Spain

Not Everyone in Arizona Is a Fan of Waymo’s Self-Driving Vans

Waymo, the autonomous program backed by Google-parent Alphabet, seems to have upset some residents of Phoenix, Arizona, who have elected to whip eggs at the company’s test vehicles. Selected due to its lax regulatory standards, the state has become home base for Waymo to pioneer its self-driving vans since 2016. However, newly released police reports paint […] The post Not Everyone in Arizona Is a Fan of Waymo’s Self-Driving Vans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Technology, Safety, Arizona, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Phoenix, PHOENIX Arizona, Alphabet Inc, News Blog, Waymo, Test Mules, Test Vehicles, Public Testing

The best Android Auto head units for 2021

If you're looking to upgrade your infotainment system, these are the best aftermarket Android Auto head units.
Tags: Google, Cars, Trends, Android Auto, Buying Guides, Pioneer

2021 Honda Gold Wing / Gold Wing Tour [Model Overview]

Revised For 2021: The Honda Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour Models Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Honda Gold Wing is one of the most famous Honda Motorcycles ever made, and thanks to a selection of handsome upgrades, it’s set to be one of the stars of the 2021 Honda line-up. It’s a big and burly touring machine, but rather than follow American trends, it features a number of design practicalities that can only be found on Japanese motorcycles. For e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Basf, Motorcycles, Epa, Sirius Xm, Honda, Android Auto, Apple Inc, Touring, PSI, DCT, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Gold Wing, 2021, Yamaha Star Venture

The 2021 Volkswagen ID. 4 ticks all the boxes, except one

Volkswagen, once a dabbler in electric vehicles, is now betting its future on the technology. And the new Volkswagen ID.4 — a five-passenger, fully-electric crossover with a starting price of $33,995 (before federal or state incentives) — is its first global effort to make EVs a mainstream product and part of its larger goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The upshot: The VW ID.4 offers a balanced blend of technology, comfort and design for a more affordable price and seeks to capture some of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, California, China, Germany, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Long Beach, Jaguar, Epa

Polestar, ChargePoint introduce seamless charging in new partnership

A new alliance between Swedish electric performance automaker Polestar and EV infrastructure startup ChargePoint takes aim at the charging experience with the debut of an in-car app that will let customers seamlessly charge their Polestar 2 model vehicles. Seamless charging—being able to pull up to a charging station, plug in and let the vehicle handle billing and payment—has been dominated by Tesla through its branded Supercharger network. Most other EV drivers have to pay for charging using an...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, TC, Transportation, Cars, Tesla, Smartphone, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Mobility, Volkswagen, GreenTech

Volvo's second-ever EV just debuted without any leather - see the new C40 Recharge

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge. Volvo The 2022 C40 Recharge is a new, all-electric compact SUV from Volvo. It has an estimated 261 miles of range and a completely leather-free interior. No pricing was announced at this time, but we expect it to start at around $54,000. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. You can now count the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge on the list of upcoming electric vehicles.Unveiled on Tuesday, the C40 Recharge is the Swedish automaker's second EV destined for...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Epa, EVs, Cma, Volvo, Electric Cars, Geely, Volvo Volvo, Ghent Belgium, Polestar, Kristen Lee

Volvo to sell only all-electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo Cars said it will only make and sell all-electric vehicles by 2030, as part of a broader transformation of the automaker that will include shifting sales online. “The key to sustainability is electrification, said Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson during a presentation Tuesday. “Together with investments in charging infrastructure that is the right way to go and the course we have chosen at Volvo.” The announcement was tied to the launch of the C40 Recharge, a low slung crossover based on th...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, China, Tech, Customers, Automotive, Cma, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, Geely Holdings, CTO Henrik Green

Boondocking near the Dragoon Mountains

 This morning I left the Hot Well Dunes Rec Area soon after breakfast, it was forecasted to be a cool day with a high of only 60 degrees so might as well displace further south!Couple of hours later, and one wrong route by Google Maps, I had dumped tanks, taken on fresh water, replenished propane and found myself a camping spot at the base of the Dragoon Mountains near Tombstone, AZ. The main road is FR 687 and takes you to several designated camping areas, I'm on the southern end of this str...
Tags: Google, Motorcycles, Arizona, Tombstone AZ, Yagi, RV Trips, Dragoon Mountains, Yagi Rides

The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, Dick Costolo, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Porsche, Gm, Starwood, Silicon Valley, Bmw

Anthony Levandowski closes his Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the process had started...
Tags: Google, Transportation, California, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Irs, Trump, Ron, Internal Revenue Service, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, OpenAI Inc

Google Maps users can now pay for parking or their transit fare right from the app

Drivers throughout the United States will now have the option to pay for street parking right from Google Maps as part of an expanded partnership with transportation software companies Passport and Parkmobile. Google also announced it was extending this contactless payment feature to public transit users. Google Maps’ pay for parking feature will expand first via Android to more than 400 U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. The feature will b...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Washington, San Francisco, Austin, Automotive, United States, North Carolina, Google-Maps, Passport, Vishal Dutta, Parkmobile Google, Boston Chicago Houston Los Angeles New York, Fausto Araujo

Bolt's CEO says his key to acing 12-hour workdays is a 5-kilometer walk and pristine sleep hygiene

The 27-year-old Estonian entrepreneur has been running the company for eight years. Bolt 27-year-old CEO of Uber rival Bolt Markus Villig walks a five-kilometer commute every day. The CEOs of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Apple also back walking meetings and commutes. Research has shown that walking meetings bring people together and that walking supports creativity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Running a startup is stressful - it can interfere with your health...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Stanford, International, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Car, Creativity, Walking, Transport, Jeff Weiner

The Station: Uber slurps up Drizly, Ford doubles its EV budget and Rad Power Bikes plots an expansion

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Let’s dive in …  Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer up opinions or tips. You can also send a direct message to me at Twitter — @k...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Uber, Florida, New York City, Tech, Automotive, Brooklyn, Ford, Gm, Silicon Valley, Pfizer, Seattle, Nasdaq, Revel

Apple Rumored to Invest Billions Into Kia Motors

While partnering with other industries is essential for the automotive sector, the last few years has shown most nameplates cozying up with the dominant tech firms at a breakneck pace. Just this week, we learned that Ford will be equipping future models with the Android operating system (courtesy of Google) and it wasn’t long before […] The post Apple Rumored to Invest Billions Into Kia Motors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Kia, Partnerships, Apple Car, Kia Motors, News Blog

Going Android: Ford and Google Enter Six-year Data Partnership

On Monday, Ford and Google jointly announced a strategic, six-year partnership to accelerate the automaker’s connected vehicle and data service programs. Framed as part of Ford’s natural evolution into an information focused mobility firm, the release was loaded with corporate buzz phrases that we had to clean up. But the gist is that Ford would […] The post Going Android: Ford and Google Enter Six-year Data Partnership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, Big Data, Data, Analytics, Industry, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Google Maps, Data Privacy, Partnership, Data Cloud, Digitalization, Ford Motor Co

Ford vehicles will be powered by Google’s Android operating system

Millions of Ford and Lincoln-branded vehicles will be powered by Android operating system beginning in 2023 as part of a six-year partnership announced Monday that will bring embedded Google apps and services to drivers. Ford and Google said as part of the partnership they will establish a new collaborative group called Team Upshift that will be used to develop new consumer experiences and services powered by the Android Automotive operating system. The team might create services that will chan...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Lincoln, Volvo, Toyota Motor, McClelland, SENSUS, Google Cloud, David McClelland, Android Automotive, Thomas Kurian, SmartDeviceLink Consortium

Ford bets on Google Cloud for its digital transformation

Google and Ford today announced a new partnership around bringing Android Automotive to Ford’s Ford- and Lincoln-branded cars, starting in 2023. But at the same time, the two companies also announced that Ford has chosen Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider. “With Google Cloud, Ford will digitally transform from the front office to the car to the manufacturing plant floor,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said in a press conference today. “And there are a number of different applications,...
Tags: Google, Android, Cloud, Technology, Microsoft, Supply Chain Management, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Ford, Computing, Toyota, Lincoln, Manufacturing

Elon Musk says Tesla has held 'preliminary discussions' to license its Autopilot software to other manufacturers

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla has held early talks to license its software with other car manufacturers. The CEO has said in the past he is not looking to edge out other competitors, but rather simply advance the technology. Musk said the "full self-driving" software may be functional without an operator within the year, reaching Level 5 autonomy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company has been in early talks...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Volkswagen, Self-driving Car, Musk, John Krafcik, Autopilot, Ev, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

COMPARISON: The Tesla Model 3 beats Volvo's Polestar 2 EV on paper, but here's why the Polestar won me over

Tesla Model 3 versus Polestar 2. Tesla and Kristen Lee/Business Insider I've tested both the Tesla Model 3 and the new Polestar 2. Both are five-seater luxury EVs. They largely drive the same; the big differences are in the packaging and user experiences. Though the Tesla performs better on paper, I liked the Polestar because it has a more usable interior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In terms of more compact, luxury EVs with decent range, the Tesla Model 3 and Poles...
Tags: Google, Transportation, US, Trends, Tesla, Autos, Epa, EVs, Volvo, Electric Cars, Comparisons, Tesla Model 3, Geely, Tesla Model, San Francisco Los Angeles, Polestar

Elon Musk fires back at Waymo's CEO after he said Tesla was 'no competitor at all'

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Waymo CEO John Krafcik said Tesla is not a viable competitor in the autonomous vehicle market.  In response, Elon Musk called the company out on Twitter, saying "Tesla has better AI hardware and software than Waymo." The two CEOs have traded jabs in the past after Tesla released its "full self-driving" software, which isn't self-driving, in beta mode to customers in the fall. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk fire...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, News, Germany, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Vinod Khosla, Musk, John Krafcik, Phoenix

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth

A month before the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to North America, auto fintech startup MotoRefi — newly armed with nearly $9 million in venture capital — was preparing to bring its refinancing platform to the masses. CEO Kevin Bennett, and the investors behind the company, saw the opportunity to service Americans who collectively hold $1.2 trillion in auto loans. What they didn’t anticipate was the sudden uptick in demand fueled by COVID-19 and the uncertainty and chaos that the pandemic created...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, North America, Bennett, Kevin Bennett, CUNA Mutual Group, Moderne Venture, MotoRefi, COVID, Link Ventures Motley Fool Ventures CMFG Ventures, Gaingels, Moderne Ventures Liza Benson, Washington DC MotoRefi

Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong?

Among those receiving a Presidential pardon included Anthony Levandowski and Elliott Broidy. Trump’s largesse was noted in a story on Autoblog that appeared earlier today. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets on autonomous cars before moving to Uber to head up Otto, their self-driving startup. Pleading guilty in March for […] The post Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Autos, Otto, News Blog, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Elliott Broidy Trump

Metromile Reviews: Is the Insurance Company Reliable? (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Metromile Review In Our Opinion: Metromile is a great option for people who don’t drive very much and live in one of the eight states coverage is available in. However, customer reviews are mixed. Industry Standing: 70 Availability: 65 Coverage: 80 Affordability: 95 Customer Service: 85 Online Experience: 85 Pros: Low costs...
Tags: Google, MetroMile, Oregon, San Francisco, Customer Service, Autos, Progressive, State Farm, Anthony, Luis, Auto Insurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, Vehicle Ownership, AM Best, Kristin McClure, Metromile Review

Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski among list of last-minute Trump pardons

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who had been sentenced to 18 months in prison on one count of stealing trade secrets, has received a pardon from President Donald Trump. The full pardon, which was one of 73 issued late Tuesday evening, means Levandowski will avoid a prison cell. The president also commuted 70 sentences. Levandowski received his sentence in August 2020. However, Judge Alsup, who presided over the case, said he didn’t need to report to prison...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, White House, Tech, Automotive, Peter Thiel, Donald Trump, Palmer Luckey, Trump, Thiel Capital, Blake, Lewandowski, Otto, Thiel, Alsup

Tampa’s Tamiami Repair & Rebuild Corridor

An old Prius, picked up for recycling into a new Prius. Durably made products can easily be rebuilt outside the factory ecosystem. TAMPA – Repair businesses were once a backbone of a small-town economy. If Main Street was the front-facing retail and public end of the local business ecosystem, the side streets and corners, with cheaper rents, offered small businesses the space to fix things. The Norman Rockwell painting What Makes it Tick (The Watchmaker), which Christie’s auctioned in 2017 for...
Tags: Apple, Google, Home Depot, Florida, Usa, China, Cars, US, America, Repair, Ford, Nebraska, Ohio, Honda, Tampa, Peugeot

REVIEW: The $60,000 Polestar 2 luxury EV solves the worst part about driving a Tesla

2021 Polestar 2. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Polestar, a new brand from Volvo and Geely. It competes against the Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron. Prices start at $59,900. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future-is-now characteristics are the same. The same big infotainment screen, the same minimalist interior, the same zip when the right pedal goes down. Take away my sight, and I'd be tempted to guess I...
Tags: Google, Transportation, China, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Manhattan, Autos, Jaguar, Toyota, Epa, Google Maps, Audi, EVs

Lexus and Team One Launch New Ad Campaign for Lexus

Sneakerhead, audiophile, fashionista, gamer … these people are “all in” on their passions. In a new marketing campaign breaking today for the Lexus 2021 IS, the automaker celebrates its own obsession: an unapologetically pure sport sedan. Entitled “All In,” the new campaign engages an audience that’s just as unapologetic about pursuing their unique interests. It features influencers and deep, diverse media partnerships. “The IS customer is our youngest, most fiercely authentic yet,” said Lisa...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Advertising, NFL, Automotive, Lexus, Nba, Malibu, Jessica, Rhys Millen, Team One, Vanity Plates, Lisa Materazzo, Jessica Nabongo, Josh Neuman, Courageous Studios CNN

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