Throughout the years there have been many attempts to remotely check tire pressure. Now TPMS is pretty much standard equipment on most vehicles as the EPA wants to save gas. Heck, Nissan’s will even honk at you when you reach the correct pressure at the pump. Right PSI is an analog solution that seems to work well for older cars.
Tracking is essential to fleets. Transportation fleets place trackers on their trucks and trailers to make finding them easier in the event they get lost or stolen, or to monitor whether drivers are breaking the speed limit and driving off their appointed route. A Texas startup calling itself Traqcloud could drastically lower the cost of tracking for fleets like those — or for your neighborhood creeper.
Mopar likes to crow about how many customization options are available for each Chrysler brand vehicle at launch, and the 2015 Chrysler 200 is no different. Chrysler’s in-house custom shop says it has more than 45 add-ons ready for the new-for-2015 Chrysler 200 when it launches, including an electronic vehicle tracker system and wireless in-car device charging.
One person I would not expect to be in the fight against data acquisition and people tracking is Minnesota Senator Al Franken. I figured that would be best left to a R. Paul… However, the Senator hotly questioned Ford CEO Alan Mullaly after some comments from Ford marketing man Jim Farley spoke at CES. ”We more »
If you’re a foreign dignitary visiting unstable territories or you’re a despot who makes enemies at every turn, the Audi A8 L Security is probably a good transportation investment.
LAS VEGAS, – VOXX International Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of consumer electronics products in the automotive, premium audio and consumer accessories industries, has unveiled organizational changes that are expected to position the Company for growth in the coming years. The Company announced today the formation of a new subsidiary, VOXXHirschmann, which combines all Original more »
When the forecast is for snow (and it has been for the past two weeks) round these parts, I like to leave my ride in the garage overnight. That means pulling in and carefully opening up the door into the strategic piece of carpeting I affixed to the wall. Then I have to shimmy out more »
COSTA MESA, CA – The way people interact with their cars is about to change. No longer is controlling a vehicle remotely through a gadget reserved for comic books, super hero movies or secret agents. Hyundai‘s next generation of products, starting with the all-new 2015 Genesis, will allow owners to connect with their vehicle using more »
Just when we thought that Audi was going to own CES with its Google collabo, now we have Hyundai stepping into the ring with Google with their beta version tying in telematics and infotainment into the Hyundai Genesis (I thought Equus would be more appropriate, but someday in the future this tech will trickle down to more »
CANTON, MA – New Year’s Day is the holiday with the highest number of vehicle thefts, which means there’s no better time for LoJack Corporation to release its top stolen vehicle and equipment recoveries of 2013. From recovering stolen vehicles concealed in shipping containers bound for overseas exportation, to the closing of local “chop shops” more »
TEL AVIV, Israel – Dai Telecom Ltd. and Galooli Ltd. have announced cooperation in the area of remote vehicle telematics. The cooperation centers on the integration of Dai Telecom’s Roadstar advanced car phone with Galooli’s remote performance monitoring platform – the ZON Control. This solution enables customers to use hands free smart phone capabilities in more »
Now I am not saying that the Mini is a heroic Christmas figure like old Saint Nick, but my small family took a trip up to Belleayre mountain yesterday. My daughter was going to try skiing for the first time. The road conditions were a little snowy and icy, but I had All4 (Mini’s Four more »