Tag: Cars

Tesla hid a great ‘Back to the Future’ easter egg on its iOS and Android app

While light-hearted easter eggs certainly don’t help Tesla sell more cars, they certainly don’t hurt from a branding perspective. Over the past few years, Tesla easter eggs have only gotten better, more ambitious, and far more creative. In recent memory, Tesla has introduced any number of whimsical software surprises for Tesla owners, including a ‘Santa […]

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Nissan adds Android Auto support to six 2019 models, including Sentra and Versa

Android Auto is available on over 500 new cars and head units these days, and the list of supported vehicles is constantly growing. Building on the six 2018 Nissan models that Android Auto support was added for last year, another six 2019 model-year Nissans have been added, including some of the brand’s most popular nameplates. […]

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Avinew raises $5 million for car insurance that rewards you for using autonomous safety features

As the deployment of autonomous vehicles ramps up globally, it’s raising all sorts of prickly regulatory questions. Which parties should be held responsible if a self-driving car swerves off course and kills a pedestrian — the driver, the automaker, or the systems supplier? And which safeguards should be legislatively mandated […]

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Apple’s secretive Project Titan just received another serious setback

Apple’s automotive ambitions took a significant hit recently, with CNBC reporting that Apple recently cut 200 employees from Project Titan, the company’s somewhat secretive automotive research initiative. Notably, these weren’t all layoffs as a good number of employees have reportedly been shifted over to different project groups within the company. The news comes at an […]

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AI predicts parking availability by using weather, traffic speed, and meter data

We’ve all been there: you drive miles to a venue only to discover that, to your dismay, every parking space is fully occupied. Apps like Google Maps, which can predict busyness based on historical data, can help to a degree, but what if you’re in need of a more adaptable […]

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Temperature drop leads to spike in calls for area roadside assistance

WASHINGTON — Thousands of people in the D.C. area who tried to start their commute Monday morning discovered their cars wouldn’t start. That led to a huge spike in calls for help from roadside service provider AAA. As of 4 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 96 percent of the 3,000 calls AAA answered […]

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