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Hyundai files patent for smartphone feature disabler in proximity to steering wheel

Filed under: Etc., Hyundai, United States, Emerging Technologies, Technology Hyundai has a patent for a way to disable smartphone features, like calls and texting, by using specific software and antennas inside the vehicle. It can even limit these restrictions simple to the area around the driver’s seat. Continue reading Hyundai files patent for smartphone feature [...]

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Ferrari introduces trick new augmented reality showroom

Filed under: Videos, Ferrari, Smartphone, Technology, Performance Ferrari has introduced a wildly innovative new sales tool, allowing customers, with the help of augmented reality, to view their ideal car right in the showroom. Continue reading Ferrari introduces trick new augmented reality showroom Ferrari introduces trick new augmented reality showroom originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, [...]

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Uber’s curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea

Filed under: Green, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Safety, Canada, Smartphone, Technology Uber is showing that the ride service can make the roads safer with Uber Safe in Canada. A sidewalk breathalyzer offers free shuttles to those who are too drunk to drive. Continue reading Uber’s curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea Uber’s curbside breathalyzer strikes [...]

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Leap brings startup culture to SF buses [w/video]

Filed under: Read This, Videos, United States, Emerging Technologies, Smartphone, Technology, Commercial Vehicles Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though? Continue reading Leap [...]

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Hyundai launches Blue Link update for smartwatches

Filed under: Hyundai, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology Hyundai has launched a Blue Link update that makes the app’s features work through smartwatches. Continue reading Hyundai launches Blue Link update for smartwatches Hyundai launches Blue Link update for smartwatches originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of [...]

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Apple’s Tim Cook says ‘more than 40′ car models to ship with CarPlay by year end

Filed under: Design/Style, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology During Apple’s big Spring Forward press conference, CEO Tim Cook announced that every major automaker was now on board with its CarPlay in-vehicle operating system, and that the functionality will arrive on over 40 new cars by the end of the year. Continue reading Apple’s Tim [...]

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Will Apple patent see car keys replaced by your iPhone? [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, Smartphone, Technology Apple has filed for a patent to let your smartphone also act as a car key. While some automakers have apps that already do that, this solution lets users selectively share the functionality with other devices. Continue reading Will Apple patent see car keys replaced by [...]

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Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video]

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal, Driving, United States, Emerging Technologies, Smartphone, Police/Emergency Police officers in one major U.S. city are fighting back against Waze, a popular mobile app that reveals their locations to motorists. Continue reading Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video] Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber

Filed under: Green, Videos, Smartphone, Technology In the first of several signs of a deepening rift between the once closely allied companies, Google is reportedly developing its own ride-sharing app that would take direct aim at Uber. Continue reading Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Amazon might crawl into RadioShack’s bankrupt shell to expand its physical presence

Companies will be rushing to purchase RadioShack’s stores when the moribund retailer files for bankruptcy. Sprint is said to be planning to acquire half of the retail locations, and now Bloomberg reports Amazon has considered buying some of the brick-and-mortar stores, too. Amazon’s interest in the retail locations is said to stem from its desire to offer [...]

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