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Hands-free or fine: New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United States, Gadgets, Smartphone, Technology New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws. Continue reading Hands-free or fine: New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban [...]

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Audi-only rental car company expands

Filed under: Etc., Audi, Smartphone, Technology, Sedan, Luxury Silvercar is aiming to bring modern tech to the car rental market with its smartphone app and fleet made up exclusively of Audi A4s. Continue reading Audi-only rental car company expands Audi-only rental car company expands originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:15:00 EST. [...]

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Range Rover Sport goes off-road by remote control

Filed under: Videos, Land Rover, Smartphone, Technology, SUV, Autonomous, Off-Road Land Rover demonstrates new technology that allows the driver to operate a Range Rover Sport prototype remotely in order to tackle tricky terrain, exit a tight parking spot, or execute a three-point turn. Continue reading Range Rover Sport goes off-road by remote control Range Rover [...]

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Range Rover Sport goes off-road by remote control

Filed under: Videos, Land Rover, Smartphone, Technology, SUV, Autonomous, Off-Road Land Rover demonstrates new technology that allows the driver to operate a Range Rover Sport prototype remotely in order to tackle tricky terrain, exit a tight parking spot, or execute a three-point turn. Continue reading Range Rover Sport goes off-road by remote control Range Rover [...]

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Cell phones distracting pilots as well as drivers

Filed under: Safety Distractions aren’t just for drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a warning to pilots last week that said the presence of technology, such as cell phones and tablets, in the cockpit could lead to mid-air collisions. Continue reading Cell phones distracting pilots as well as drivers Cell phones distracting pilots as [...]

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Cadillac XT5 confirmed for 2016 as next-gen SRX

Filed under: Cadillac, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology, Crossover, Luxury The next-generation Cadillac SRX is officially being renamed the XT5 when it debuts early next year. Meanwhile, 2016 Caddys get a faster CUE infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Continue reading Cadillac XT5 confirmed for 2016 as next-gen SRX Cadillac XT5 confirmed for 2016 [...]

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Apple CarPlay will also control vehicle apps

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology A major update for Apple CarPlay lets automakers create their own apps to work from within Apple’s software. The announcement was made during the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Continue reading Apple CarPlay will also control vehicle apps Apple CarPlay will also control vehicle apps originally appeared on [...]

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Volvo applies itself to smartwatches

Filed under: Volvo, Gadgets, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology Gothenburg extends its long-running Volvo On Call system to Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches, giving drivers control of car functions straight from the wrist. Continue reading Volvo applies itself to smartwatches Volvo applies itself to smartwatches originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 May 2015 19:31:00 EST. [...]

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We get our hands on Android Auto [w/video]

Filed under: Hyundai, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology, Sedan We spend a week with Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Our verdict? It fulfills the promise of the technology. Here’s how. Continue reading We get our hands on Android Auto [w/video] We get our hands on Android Auto [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 [...]

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Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay slated for Chevrolet lineup

Filed under: Chevrolet, GM, Infotainment, Smartphone Long awaited, the race among automakers to keep drivers connected to their smartphones has officially entered a new era. Continue reading Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay slated for Chevrolet lineup Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay slated for Chevrolet lineup originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 May [...]

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Connected cars could cause other kinds of traffic jams

Filed under: Gadgets, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology A British research firm examines the coming data problems resulting from traffic jams. In 10 years, data surges at specific sites could interfere with connected cars and devices. Continue reading Connected cars could cause other kinds of traffic jams Connected cars could cause other kinds of traffic jams originally [...]

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Snowden documents show spy agencies exploiting issues with China’s most popular browser

New reports from CBC News and the Intercept show that intelligence agencies in Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand exploited vulnerabilities in Alibaba’s UC Browser to surveil 500 million people. The agencies also planned to use various app stores to distribute their spyware. The reports indicate that UC Browser offered [...]

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Mercedes gets handy with Apple Watch app

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, Gadgets, Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology Mercedes-Benz is introducing the MB Companion App for Apple Watch this fall, porting directions between the wearable device and the vehicle’s onboard navigation system, with further features to follow. Continue reading Mercedes gets handy with Apple Watch app Mercedes gets handy with Apple Watch app originally appeared on [...]

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Going undercover as an Uber driver

Filed under: Green, Green Culture, Transportation Alternatives, United States, Smartphone, Technology Ever wonder what it’s really like to be an Uber driver? For one, it’s not as profitable as you might think. Continue reading Going undercover as an Uber driver Going undercover as an Uber driver originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 May 2015 [...]

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