Category: Automotive Technology and Gadgets

Puny Humans Still See the World Better Than Self-Driving Cars

Aarian Marshall Wired.com A confidence booster for you, puny human: The machines don’t have you beat. Yet. Yes, the autonomous car is coming, and fast. Tesla delivered the first of its much-anticipated Model 3s last week, complete with the Autopilot feature that allows the cars to drive themselves on well-marked highways. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class can…

Autonomous Car Tech Is the Next Battleground in Silicon Valley

Katie Fehrenbacher greentechmedia.com Forget about the iCar. Or, at least, don’t expect to hear much about it from Apple. During an interview with Bloomberg at Apple’s developer conference earlier this month, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the consumer electronics giant is working on autonomous car technology, but declined to confirm the existence of an Apple-designed…

Serious injuries at Tesla plant double industry average: report

Joseph Szczesny afp.com Detroit (AFP) – The rate of serious injuries at a Tesla factory in California is double the industry average, a worker advocacy group said Wednesday in a report calling for better workplace protections. The study by Worksafe, a California nonprofit group, used Tesla’s own internal data to show injury rates at the…

Top 10 Advanced Car Technologies by 2020

Karl Brauer forbes.com Executive Publisher at Autotrader and Kelly Blue Book Attending CES and the Detroit auto show over the past two weeks has my brain awash in future technology. Mercedes-Benz showed off its fully autonomous F015 Luxury in Motion concept car in Las Vegas, while Buick, Chevrolet , Hyundai, Infiniti and Volkswagen all had…

The Tin Foil Hatters Were Right Again: ‘CIA Admits to Hacking Cars and Trucks for Undetectable Assassinations’

Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com With the advent of computerized cars came warnings that hackers could remotely compromise vehicle controls systems and gain access to core driving features like brakes and steering. Several incidents over the last couple of years suggest that such nefarious activity has already taken place, with many citing the death of journalist Michael Hastings, and more…

Smart licence to track bad drivers and improve safety

JULIUS OTIENO the-star.co.ke Drivers who frequently commit traffic offences are more likely to be punished, pay high premiums and lose their licences under a new smart card system. National Transport and Safety Authority director general Francis Mejja yesterday said the government has rolled out smart driving licences to profile rogue motorists and improve road safety.…