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Domino’s Delivers Pizzas Autonomously in Houston

Domino’s has launched autonomous pizza delivery in Houston, Texas this week. Customers can choose to have their meal delivered by Nuro’s R2 robot. Nuro has the first completely autonomous on-road delivery vehicle approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Domino’s and Nuro combo is a single store offer for customers who choose limited R2 […] The post Domino’s Delivers Pizzas Autonomously in Houston appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Marketing, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Houston, Connected Vehicles, Driverless, U S Department of Transportation, Houston Texas, Self Driving, Future Vehicles, Domino's, Down On The Street


Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […] The post Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Global, Sales, General Motors, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, EVs, New Cars, Fuel Economy


Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance

Hyundai Blue Link, a connected-car service first offered in 2018, can now be used to save on auto insurance. Hyundai’s usage-based insurance (UBI) program and Driving Score promotes safe, efficient driving habits. Through Verisk, a global data analytic firm, Hyundai drivers can opt-in to share their driving quirks. Receiving substantially lower insurance rates is the […] The post Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Marketing, Insurance, Analysis, Korea, Autos, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Fuel Economy, Connected Vehicles, Incentives, Auto Insurance, By The Numbers, Verisk, Hyundai Blue Link


BMW iDriving Machines Tout Connectivity

BMW has announced that the upcoming iX and i4 electric vehicles will be equipped with iDrive 8, their latest interactive buddy to keep you busy while you motor about. When you are the self-proclaimed ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’, it would seem less is more, at least that was my experience in owning a 535iS and two […] The post BMW iDriving Machines Tout Connectivity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Electronics, Global, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, Connected Vehicles, Ultimate Driving Machine, IDrive, German engineering


Honda SENSES Hands-Off Driving in Japan

Honda has begun leasing Legend EX sedans with the Honda SENSING Elite safety system in Japan today. The first Level 3 automated technology to be approved in that country, the system includes Traffic Jam Pilot, Hands-Off, and Emergency Stop Assist functions. What part of autonomous driving is this, being unveiled under the guise of advancing […] The post Honda SENSES Hands-Off Driving in Japan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Safety, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, Sales And Marketing, Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Gizmos, Don't Try This At Home, Hands-free Driving, Safety Assist


Xperi’s DTS Connected Radio the Next Big Thing in Infotainment

Xperi’s DTS Connected Radio is the next evolution in multimedia, if you turn on the radio while starting your car like millions of others do worldwide. Let’s face it, over the years, terrestrial radio has taken a beating, as has the record industry and how we consume music and information. Despite that, or maybe because […] The post Xperi’s DTS Connected Radio the Next Big Thing in Infotainment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Safety, Entertainment, Autos, Tivo, Infotainment, Connected Vehicles, Dts, News Blog, Gizmos, Xperi, HD Radio, DTS Connected Radio, Video Time, Driving Music


Infotainment Trends Upwards, Along with Distracted Driving?

The automotive infotainment operating system (OS) market is projected to grow by $247.84 million during 2021-2025, progressing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Automotive infotainment OS’s act as both a differentiator and cost savings, as demand has grown for automotive infotainment in entry-level and mid-segment vehicles. Niche players are driving automotive infotainment OS market […] The post Infotainment Trends Upwards, Along with Distracted Driving? appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Technology, Os, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Operating Systems, Infotainment, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing?

Apple has targeted 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include proprietary self-driving and battery technologies, according to Reuters. Project Titan, The iPad creator’s automotive effort, started in 2014 with the goal of Apple designing its own vehicle. Apple later scaled back the effort to shift its focus elsewhere. Doug Field, an Apple veteran […] The post Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Other, Autos, EVs, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, Alternative Energy, Reuters, Icar, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Project Titan


Lear to Acquire Seattle Connected Vehicle Tech Firm Xevo For $320M

Lear Corp., a Southfield, MI-based manufacturer of car seats, automotive electrical systems, and other products, announced Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Xevo, a Seattle-based developer of connected vehicle software, for $320 million.Lear (NYSE: LEA) has been in business for over a century, and says its products are used by nearly every major automaker. The company’s sales were $21.1 billion last year. Lear says it has about 169,000 employees across 257 locations in 39 countries.Xevo, in turn...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Cars, Trends, Tech, Software, M&a, Autos, Lea, Seattle, Connected Vehicles, Acquisitions, Southfield, Lear, Lear Corp, John Absmeier


Toyota Among Investors Backing Airbiquity With $15M for Vehicle Tech

Airbiquity, a Seattle-based developer of connected vehicle systems powering navigation, entertainment, and other software in cars, has raised $15 million in new financing from three Japanese automotive corporations, the company announced Monday.The investors that participated in the equity funding round are Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), and Toyota Tsusho Corp, which supports Toyota Motor’s automobile business, including the integration of Internet-connected technologies and device...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Cars, Trends, Tech, Vc, Automotive, United States, AT&T, Autos, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Seattle


CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom


US smart traffic flow systems vulnerability would allow a single car to mess up intersection timing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iV1sAxPuL0 All new cars are equipped with "Connected Vehicle" signaling technology, which allows them to send messages to other cars and to traffic lights and other fixed road infrastructure to help improve road signaling and, eventually, guide self-driving cars. (more…)
Tags: Security, Videos, Video, News, Youtube, US, Automotive, Infosec, Scholarship, Autonomous Vehicles, V2v, V2i, Connected Vehicles


Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018

 Tampa’s goal to become a smart city were on display on Monday, as the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the first public demonstration of a connected vehicle technology research project that will launch into pilot testing in 2018. The project involves outfitting a fleet of 1,600 privately owned vehicles with technology that will communicate with roadways and other cars in… Read More
Tags: Auto, TC, Transportation, Government, Tech, Automotive, Connected Cars, Tampa, Connected Vehicles, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority


Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Available to 2016 Ford Owners, if They Want It

It looks like Ford’s offer to update 2016 vehicles equipped with its SYNC 3 infotainment system with free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity has a lot to do with some recent hires. The automaker has announced it will allow owners of one-year-old vehicles to install the feature, which comes standard on all 2017 models, […] The post Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Available to 2016 Ford Owners, if They Want It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Autos, Connectivity, Infotainment, Android Auto, Sync 3, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Gizmology, Android Auto Apple, Product Upgrades


Tesla Teases a Big Rig; Musk Wants Your Car to Go Sledding

Break out the acai berry juice — there’s another futuristic transportation vision emerging from the fevered mind of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. During a TED talk in Vancouver on Friday, Musk teased an image of his company’s upcoming electric big rig. The vehicle, scheduled for a September reveal, isn’t the only truck bound for Tesla showrooms — […] The post Tesla Teases a Big Rig; Musk Wants Your Car to Go Sledding appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Vancouver, EVs, Musk, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Automotive Future, Tesla Electric Semi, Tesla truck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk During


Google Car Staffers Enriched Themselves by Giving their Boss the Finger

Take the money and run, Steve Miller once said, and boy, did employees at Google’s self-driving car project take that advice to heart. According to a Bloomberg report, the financial incentive to leave the project and hit the bricks was so great, many realized they couldn’t afford not to quit. And, in the grand tradition of pulling […] The post Google Car Staffers Enriched Themselves by Giving their Boss the Finger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Bloomberg, Industry, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Google Car, Connected Vehicles, Steve Miller, News Blog, Gizmology, Self-driving Technology, Waymo


Mysterious Lynk & Co Brand Teases a Real Car Ahead of Debut

When word of Lynk & Co first trickled out, the yet-to-be-revealed global car brand sounded exactly like a garden variety mobility company. Oh, there’ll be ride-sharing and apps and all that, we thought. Then the brand revealed that an actual real, physical vehicle is on the way. Developed from Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, […] The post Mysterious Lynk & Co Brand Teases a Real Car Ahead of Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Industry, Autos, Crossovers, Volvo, Branding, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Gizmology


‘Polished Turd’: Docs Show What Ford Engineers and Execs Really Thought about MyFord Touch, Sync

Customers welcomed Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with all the enthusiasm of a child running across the tarmac to greet a returning serviceman, and with good reason. The automaker’s MyFord Touch and Sync systems, launched at the beginning of the decade, caused irritated customers to pull out their hair and join together in a 2013 class-action […] The post ‘Polished Turd’: Docs Show What Ford Engineers and Execs Really Thought about MyFord Touch, Sync appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Quality, Ford, Autos, Law And Order, Sync, Connected Vehicles, MyFord Touch, News Blog, Product Planning, Gizmology


“…and Re-vulcanize These Tires!” Bentley Spares Owners from the Hassle of Pumping Gas

You’re a busy person, and standing at a gas stations with a nozzle in your hands is for plebes. Not to put too much of undergrad term paper slant on it, but that’s what Bentley silently suggests by rolling out a trial fuel delivery service for its owners. The ultra-luxury automaker has teamed up with […] The post “…and Re-vulcanize These Tires!” Bentley Spares Owners from the Hassle of Pumping Gas appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Luxury, Autos, Convenience, Bentley, Connected Vehicles, Customer Relations, Alliances, Gizmology


Hoping to Turn the Page, Volkswagen Shows Its I.D.

Looking something like an unborn child peering with sightless eyes from inside an amniotic sack, the Volkswagen I.D. concept vehicle has been revealed ahead of the Paris Auto Show. The description is apt, as Volkswagen sees the I.D. as an embryo, heralding a long-range electric vehicle slated for production within four years. Built on the […] The post Hoping to Turn the Page, Volkswagen Shows Its I.D. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Concept, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, Paris Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles


McLaren Refutes Reports of Apple Talks, Possible Takeover

British supercar maker and racecar developer McLaren Technology Group has refuted a report claiming it is talks with tech giant Apple ahead of a possible takeover. A McLaren spokesperson has told Street Insider that the earlier report, published in the Financial Times, is incorrect. “We can confirm McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment,” […] The post McLaren Refutes Reports of Apple Talks, Possible Takeover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Industry, Supercars, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Takeover, Autonomous Vehicles, Mclaren, Financial Times, Connected Vehicles, McLaren Technology Group, News Blog, Gizmology, High Finance


Federal Government Considering New Powers to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

The federal government doesn’t want to leave the issue of autonomous vehicle safety for states to decide, and may create new powers of oversight and approval for autonomous technology. After president Barack Obama laid out his goals for the industry in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a set […] The post Federal Government Considering New Powers to Regulate Self-Driving Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Laws, Safety, Government, Barack Obama, Regulations, Industry, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Law And Order, Federal Government, Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog


Tesla, Former Supplier Continue their Vicious Public Row

Tesla Motors isn’t backing down in its public falling out with Mobileye N.V., and neither is its former supplier. This week has seen a constant back-and-forth between the two companies after Mobileye claimed it broke ties with Tesla after becoming concerned about the safety of its Autopilot system. Clearly, it was a messy divorce. Sparks […] The post Tesla, Former Supplier Continue their Vicious Public Row appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Tesla, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Suppliers, Tesla Motors, Connected Vehicles, Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, Mobileye, News Blog, Gizmology


Yes, Your Autopilot-Equipped Tesla Will Film a Crash

It’s common knowledge that Tesla vehicles store and transmit data back to the company’s Fremont, California home base, but a hacker working on a wrecked Model S just discovered something startling. In an interview published by Inverse (h/t to Hybrid Cars), North Carolina computer programmer Jason Hughes claims that Tesla’s Autopilot system actually records video. While […] The post Yes, Your Autopilot-Equipped Tesla Will Film a Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Tesla, Data, Autos, Hackers, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Autopilot, Fremont California, News Blog, Gizmology, Jason Hughes


Tesla Investigates Deadly China Collision; Could Be the First Fatal Autopilot Crash

The death of a young Chinese man in a Tesla this past January could be the first fatality linked to a malfunctioning Autopilot system. Tesla claims it is investigating the crash as the company faces a lawsuit filed by the man’s family, Reuters reports. Unlike a fatal Florida crash in May, this collision has video […] The post Tesla Investigates Deadly China Collision; Could Be the First Fatal Autopilot Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Safety, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Autopilot, Tesla Model X, Reuters, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Gizmology


Now a Self-Driving Technology and Mobility Player, Ford Seeks an Edge

Taking to a Dearborn stage on Monday, Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields declared, “We are expanding our business to be both an auto and mobility company.” With this statement, Fields has created additional competition. No longer will Ford only be battling traditional auto manufacturers. Now, the automaker’s competitors include Uber, Lyft, Google, and Apple — […] The post Now a Self-Driving Technology and Mobility Player, Ford Seeks an Edge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Industry, Ford, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Connected Vehicles, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, News Blog, Product Planning, Gizmology, Self-driving Technology, Mobility Technology


Volkswagen Readies an Actual ‘Clean’ Vehicle, Claims EV Will Boast Huge Range

Volkswagen is two weeks away from unveiling the future of its company, with high hopes that it will scrub away some of the stigma left by the diesel emissions scandal. The automaker plans to pivot from oil to electrons with a heavily electrified vehicle lineup, and a showpiece concept heading to the Paris Motor Show […] The post Volkswagen Readies an Actual ‘Clean’ Vehicle, Claims EV Will Boast Huge Range appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, Paris Motor Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Future Models


iCar or noCar? Apple Car Project Hit With Layoffs, Future Uncertain

Apple’s self-driving car project seems to have reached the point in a TV show where new actors take on old roles and the script flies out the window. According to the New York Times, the tech giant’s Project Titan has been hit with a slew of layoffs, leaving several areas of the project boarded up […] The post iCar or noCar? Apple Car Project Hit With Layoffs, Future Uncertain appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Industry, Electric Vehicles, New York Times, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Car, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Gizmology, Project Titan


Tesla Will Tweak Autopilot to Reduce Crashes, Liability, Bad Press: Report

Earlier this summer, headlines flew fast and furious around Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system, and the often hazy crashes associated with it. Now, the electric automaker plans to tweak the system to cut down on driver misuse, according to a report in Elektrek. The May crash that put Tesla’s technology under a microscope was billed […] The post Tesla Will Tweak Autopilot to Reduce Crashes, Liability, Bad Press: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Gizmology


Automatic Emergency Braking Won’t Always Stop a Crash, But Americans Think It Will

Automatic emergency braking is finding its way into more and more cars (and automakers have a pact to make it standard equipment by 2022), but most drivers don’t know the technology’s limitations. AEB systems slow or stop a vehicle in an emergency, preventing or mitigating a crash, but an American Automobile Association study shows that 71 […] The post Automatic Emergency Braking Won’t Always Stop a Crash, But Americans Think It Will appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Industry, Autos, AAA, Connected Vehicles, American Automobile Association, AEB, News Blog, Automatic Emergency Braking