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Imagination's Quest To Provide A Third Major Mobile Platform
Aug 8, 2014 - in Reviews
By acquiring MIPS Technologies, Imagination hopes to build a strong platform to compete against the incumbent ARM and daunting challenger Intel on a more equal footing. We go through the company's portfolio to determine its strengths and opportunities.
Toyota UK Spills the Beans on Apple CarPlay Plans
Mar 13, 2014 - in News
Looks like Toyota users can expect a CarPlay option in 2015.
Apple's In-car Infotainment System is Only for iPhone Users
Mar 3, 2014 - in News
Vroom, vroom, Siri.
Google Maps the Top Gear Test Track with The Stig in Tow
Jan 23, 2014 - in News
Now you can take a trip around Top Gear's famous track without setting foot outside the house.
In Pictures: The Automotive Technology We Saw At CES 2014
Jan 17, 2014 - in Picture Story
The Tom's Hardware team borrowed a Bentley Continental GT V8 and made our way to Las Vegas for CES 2014. One of our missions: check out the latest in automotive technology and preview some of the innovations you'll see in the years to come.
Tesla Motors' Stock Finally Falls
Nov 8, 2013 - in News
Wall Street's favored child of the year has finally hit some rough terrain. Third-quarter earnings were meek, causing stocks to tumble 20.9 percent on Tuesday in after hours trading.
Volvo Let a Hamster Steer One of Its Trucks
Sep 16, 2013 - in News
Volvo demonstrates easy handling of its Dynamic Steering system.
BMW Inspired by Smartphones to Use Gorilla Glass in Hybrid
Aug 10, 2013 - in News
BMW will be using Gorilla Glass in its upcoming i8 hybrid sports car.
UK Gov't Doesn't Want You Using Google Glass While Driving
Aug 2, 2013 - in News
You'll have to take Glass off before you get on the road.
Audi's S3 Sportback Gets Support for 4G LTE
Jul 30, 2013 - in News
Another data plan, please!
UK to Test Driverless Cars by End of This Year
Jul 17, 2013 - in News
Cars use sensor system to ensure safe distances from other cars and objects on the road.
Mercedes-Benz Demos Smartphone-based Navigation at I/O
May 17, 2013 - in News
Not quite a Google car... yet.
A Look at Cadillac's ELR, GM's Response to Tesla
Feb 12, 2013 - in News
Cadillac makes the case for the ELR electric luxury coupe - and wants to compete with Tesla.
Ford to Build Biometric Sensors as Driver Assistance System
Jan 22, 2013 - in News
Ford believes it has identified the next big thing in driver assistance programs.
Cadillac Debuts Volt-Derived ELR Coupe with 207 HP
Jan 16, 2013 - in News
General Motors has unveiled the production version of the Cadillac ELR, which is based on the platform of the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Volt, but comes in a more luxurious, sexier and presumably much more expensive package.
Google Patents Autonomous Vehicle UI
Jan 15, 2013 - in News
Google was granted the rights to a user interface for its autonomous vehicle technology.
Cadillac CUE: Why a Touch Screen is Not Always a Good Idea
Jan 6, 2013 - in News
Cadillac has one of the fanciest car entertainment system on the market today. It's called CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience, and there is a good reason why you may want to pass on this system.
Test Drive: Buick Verano T - Gone in 6 Seconds
Dec 30, 2012 - in News
Buick is exploring its sport edge: Following the Regal T and GS, there is now the Verano T, which packs 250 hp and a 6-speed manual. Buick thinks it's an alternative to the fancy Acura ILX. Here's what we think.
U.S. Regulators Propose Black Boxes for All Cars
Dec 27, 2012 - in News
US regulators have proposed that new cars be fitted with black box devices.
Infiniti JX35: One Step Away From the Self-Driving Car
Dec 15, 2012 - in News
If you love technology, then this could be the most interesting family car yet.
Chevy Spark EV More Powerful Than Gasoline Version
Dec 14, 2012 - in News
Chevrolet's Spark minicar may not have been showered with positive reviews so far, and it may not exactly create the kind of enthusiasm it needs to succeed.
Audi Integrates TI Jacinto 5 Processor in Next Car Interfaces
Dec 12, 2012 - in News
Texas Instruments said that Audi has selected its automotive infotainment processors for integration in its next-generation vehicle user interfaces.
Volvo's First Self-driving Cars Scheduled for 2014
Dec 4, 2012 - in News
The car will do the driving in heavy traffic.
Toyota Puts Brakes on EV Plans, Builds Just 100 Units of iQ EV
Sep 25, 2012 - in News
One of the pioneers of electric technology in cars is now reconsidering the viability of all-electric cars.
Brabus Transforms Mercedes Into High Tech Office, Lounge
Sep 4, 2012 - in News
Brabus creates the ultimate mobile mancave.
Opel's Futuristic EV Concept is Full of Awesome
Sep 2, 2012 - in News
Opel unveils its experimental Electric Vehicle concept.
BMW M6 Test Drive: Ludicrous Speed and Power for $122K
Aug 30, 2012 - in News
If you are fortunate enough to have at least $114,000 to spend on a car, preferably a convertible, the recently released 2012 BMW M6 is an obvious candidate for your shopping list.
Cadillac XTS: Beauty and High Tech Come in Bundles
Aug 22, 2012 - in News
Several weeks ago, I was given a tour of Cadillac's new Mercedes E-class fighter, the XTS sedan. Until this week, I was allowed to put some miles on the car and to learn what Cadillac's CUE entertainment system achieves in a real-world setting.
Google Self Driving Cars Top 300,000 Miles
Aug 10, 2012 - in News
Google has launched an impressive statistic showing that its self-driving cars have now covered more than 300,000 miles, and have not been involved in a crash when under computer control.
Toyota Trademarks Inductive Charging, Touch Panels Names
Jul 31, 2012 - in News
Touch and is definitely making its way much deeper into cars. Car and Driver spotted two trademarks submitted by Toyota that hint toward touch-sensitive panels as well as inductive charging features.