cars

  • Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

    Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

    Zubie, a company that sells a device allowing drivers to tap into their car’s onboard computer and then sync vehicle diagnostic data to their smartphone, is today expanding its footprint with the introduction of an open API that will now allow developers to build on top of this platform. Called “ZinC” – or, “Zubie for the Internet of Cars” – the… Read More

  • Google’s Self-Driving Cars Take The Safe Road To Austin

    Google’s Self-Driving Cars Take The Safe Road To Austin

    Whether they’re actually fully safe or not yet for your own joyriding, Google’s self-driving cars are pretty damn cool. It looks like people other than Googlers and journalists will get to take a look, as the company has shared that Austin, TX is first to get a visit. Why Austin? – BBQ.
    – It’s pre-prepped with Googly infrastructure thanks to its Fiber project… Read More

  • USAA Leads $24 Million Round For Connected Car Platform Automatic

    USAA Leads $24 Million Round For Connected Car Platform Automatic

    Automatic, the connected car platform whose sensor and app combination is sometimes referred to as a “Fitbit for your car,” announced this morning $24 million in Series B funding, led by the investment arm at USAA, a top insurance and financial services provider for military families, which today counts 11 million members. Also participating in the round were new investors CDK… Read More

  • We Went To A Preview Event For McLaren’s New $3M Hypercar

    When we randomly got an invite to a Bay Area preview event for McLaren’s new $3 million hypercar a few weeks ago, we had to attend. Who could be there? Would we run into some familiar startup faces? Some venture capitalists who’ve managed to beat the S&P 500 and felt like rewarding themselves? Read More

  • Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

    Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

    Imagine you’re driving down the road in winter and you encounter a patch of black ice. Your car swerves treacherously, and as it does, the built-in sensors in the automobile detect it, collect the location of your car and share the data to the cloud. The next car equipped with this advanced system that comes down the same road will get a warning communicated from the cloud as… Read More

  • Check Out This Amazing Transparent Car

    Check Out This Amazing Transparent Car

    Spectrum has posted some amazing video of a “transparent” car created by Japanese researchers. The car uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to reflect what’s outside the car onto the surfaces inside. The resulting images allow you to see what’s going on all around the vehicle, even behind you and in blind spots. Created by Susumu Tachi and Masahiko Inami of… Read More

  • Automatic Launches License+, A Coaching Program For Teen Drivers And Their Parents

    Automatic Launches License+, A Coaching Program For Teen Drivers And Their Parents

    The first few months — or years, really – of being a new driver can be a nerve-wracking experience for teens and, of course, their parents. Young drivers are still developing their skills, and likely to make mistakes not only related to how few road hours they’ve logged, but because their brains aren’t even fully developed – meaning they’re more likely to… Read More

  • I Drove Toyota’s Car Of The Future And It Was Boring

    I Drove Toyota’s Car Of The Future And It Was Boring

    While Tesla is getting everyone excited about the idea of sexy electric cars in every driveway, Toyota has been working on a different technological roadmap: the carmaker that made the hybrid category with the Prius thinks that the next generation of cars will be fueled by hydrogen, and it’s going to beat everyone to market with a model coming next year. Read More

  • Audi Tests Self-Driving Cars On Florida’s Roads

    Audi Tests Self-Driving Cars On Florida’s Roads

    Self-driving cars are making their way to Florida. Well, to “connected car” testbeds in Florida, that is. Automaker Audi was recently the first to try out a section of highway in Tampa, which has been designated by the state as a testbed for automated driving. Here, Audi tested an initial version of “Piloted Driving” – something it calls “Traffic Jam… Read More

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