Category: Automotive Technology and Gadgets

Nexar – Bad Drivers App

FOUNDED IN EARLY 2015, NEXAR’S MISSION IS TO RID THE WORLD OF CAR CRASHES. getnexar.com Nexar employs machine vision and sensor fusion algorithms, leveraging smartphones’ sensors to analyze and understand the car’s surrounding, and provide unique documentation in case of a crash. The depth of Nexar’s on-device analysis allows it to create a collision reconstruction…

Top 5 Car Tech Introduced In India In 2016

Aakash zigwheels.com A lot of highly-awaited cars came to India in 2016. The technology they brought with them in still unique. We take a look at 5 such technology bits for cars that came to India in 2016 2016 was another year full of car launches in India. While some much awaited cars, such as…

Must-Have Automotive Technology for 2017

Doug DeMuro autotrader.com As you’ve probably already realized, automotive technology has continued to get more and more advanced in recent years. This year, shoppers interested in buying a new car should expect a lot of cool new gadgets and features in their vehicle, even if they aren’t spending a fortune or buying a high-end luxury…

What is automotive Ethernet?

Kelly Hill rcrwireless.com The use of automotive Ethernet is on the rise as in-vehicles systems support more complex computing needs. RCR Wireless NewsWhat is automotive Ethernet? Automotive Ethernet is the use of an Ethernet-based network for connections between in-vehicle electronic systems. Ixia has defined it as “a physical network that is used to connect components…

New technologies benefit drivers with disabilities

Advanced Modifications, of Scarborough and Hermon, customizes vehicles to suit individuals’ needs. Ruth Morrison pressherald.com Seeing a vehicle in a parking lot the other day, I was reminded of a space ship. With a quiet click and whir, the door glided open, the vehicle “kneeled,” a ramp slid out, and the driver rolled his wheelchair…

Black boxes: Can you trust them to lower your car insurance?

bbc.com Young drivers trying to save money on insurance by fitting monitoring devices to their car could be being failed, it has emerged. Black boxes are supposed to use GPS to monitor ‘good’ and ‘bad’ driving. But an investigation by the BBC’s Watchdog programme indicates they could be recording false results. Insurers involved in the…

Data transmitted from smart cars could be hacked

news.com.au Malcolm Farr WHEN you drive off in your next new car, your passengers could include an eavesdropper sending your every move back to a corporate data bank. Emerging automotive technology soon to hit Australia is producing the “connected car” which transmits data as it goes — your destinations, how you get there, even the…

Cybersecurity Needs to Catch up With Auto Technology

claimsjournal.com Most people are familiar with the process of updating the software on their computer and mobile phone, but cyber components—and cybersecurity—are not limited to computers and smart phones. Today’s automobile is a smart device and is highly sophisticated. A modern car typically has more than 100 microprocessors, 50 electronic control units, and 100 million…