Tag: cars

Self-Driving Vehicle Policy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Josh Goldman ucsusa.org Automakers and their advocates have been busy in the halls of Congress and Department of Transportation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier for self-driving cars to hit the road, the Department of Transportation replaced an Obama-era self-driving vehicle policy with a more industry-friendly approach, and the…

Bringing classic cars back to the dealership

Jenny King autonews.com A potentially lucrative opportunity for the service department Servicing cars more than 30 years old might seem a losing proposition for most dealerships. Who wants to take valuable time to train technicians in carburetor repair? Or to keep a vehicle in a service bay for days, waiting for unusual parts? Yet brands…

2017 Toyota Tacoma Review

Christian Wardlaw jdpower.com Introduction Toyota dominates midsize pickup truck sales. During the first quarter of 2017, the automaker sold almost twice as many Tacoma pickups as Chevrolet did Colorados. However, this sales performance does not align with the Tacoma’s performance in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.SM Despite a…

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…

Unexpected dangers lurk for drivers as cars go high-tech

Editor’s note: If something isn’t capable of performing its basic intended function what use is it. With that said, how could it be considered “high-tech.” All the creature comforts ought to be optional. If not optional, how about a button on the dash that read “1990s” that disables all the computer controlled override nonsense. As…

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…