It has finally happened. That first arctic blast has moved down to New York and it was a balmy 20 degrees F when I went out for coffee this morning. Luckily I had my Dodge Dart GT handy. First, the remote start is built into the keyfob, so I gave the 2.4 liter Tigershark more »
LIVONIA, MI – TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has announced that its latest Lane Keeping Assist technology, incorporating closed loop control, has gone into production for the first time on two vehicle platforms for the European market. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) integrates data from a video camera sensor with Electrically Powered Steering (EPS) to apply a more »
TORRANCE, CA – Honda has introduced the next generation of connected-car technology to meet the evolving needs of today’s tech-savvy, always-connected consumers: Honda Display Audio and HondaLink. Together these technologies represent the most advanced information and media connectivity package ever offered by Honda. Additionally, the 2014 Civic equipped with Display Audio marks Honda’s first factory more »
A Nissan LEAF EV has successfully tested Nissan’s Autonomous Drive technology on roads in Japan, the automaker says.
MIAMI – Nowadays it seems like everything is getting smarter. Smart phones, smart refrigerators, and now smarter wheels for cars. A car wheel with a “brain”? The idea comes from a company out of south Florida called Intelligent Power & Light, which aims its new technology squarely at the wheel. Founders of the company believe more »
COLUMBIA, MD – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, announced at the LA Auto Show that the 2014 Civic is the first Honda vehicle to launch integrated audio and real-time traffic information using the HERE mapping service, the BTC and HD Radio Technology. more »
SAN FRANCISCO – Autonet Mobile, an internet-based telematics and applications service platform provider for the automotive transportation industry, has announced it will be deploying its wireless connected car technology to Mazda Motorsports for the 2014 race season. Mazda Motorsports will equip its fleet with Autonet’s in-car Wi-Fi technology to gain seamless, wireless in-motion connectivity, allowing the more »
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid I tested was outfitted with the same powertrain as the Lexus ES300h I tested earlier and was rated for the same MPGs from the EPA — but interestingly, my observed mileage was not the same in the Avalon Hybrid as it was in the ES300h.
Although Lyndon has been showered with some Chrysler products of late, this is my first experience with the 8.4″ UConnect infotainment system. And color me impressed. I was jaded from the experience in my father’s 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan that it was going to be lackluster. I’ll call Chrysler out on that more »
SAN JOSE, CA – Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has announced sample shipments of its TCM5126GBA, a VGA 1/4 inch CMOS image sensor for automotive camera applications. The device combines a small chip-scale package (CSP) with through silicon via (TSV) 1 technology for a 30 percent size reduction compared to equivalent products 2. The more »
DALLAS – AT&T has announced that it will sell the Audiovox Car Connection Elite Series, a telematics and location-based service solution designed to help consumers monitor, manage and maintain vehicle health and safety. AT&T will exclusively provide wireless 3G connectivity for the Car Connection Elite and consumers will be able to access up to the more »
DETROIT and LONDON – Leading officials and automotive experts are to gather on 3 and 4 of December 2013 in Dearborn, Michigan to discuss “The Future of Safety, Connectivity and Infotainment’ at the Intelligent Car USA 2013 congress. The debate will explore the safety advantages of connected vehicles and the future challenges faced by an more »