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Tesla sees jump in car deliveries

October 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US electric carmaker Tesla, which has yet to make a profit, has reported a sharp rise in car deliveries for the past quarter. The firm said it shipped 24,500 cars in the third quarter, up 70% on the second quarter and more than double the number delivered in the same period in 2015. It also […]

Tesla updates software after car hack

September 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has updated its software after researchers from China hacked into the operating system of its electric cars. The team from Keen Security Lab remotely manipulated the brake system on a Tesla while it was on the move, from a distance of 12 miles (19km). Using a laptop, the hackers also managed to open a […]

Ransomware’s next target: Your car and your home

September 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ransomware is perhaps the biggest cybersecurity scourge of 2016, becoming increasingly problematic both for individuals and businesses of all sizes. The concept is simple: the cybercriminal will trick a victim into opening a malicious file or a clicking on a link which causes their computer, tablet, or smartphone to be infected with malware that encrypts […]

What Is Android Auto, and Is It Better Than Just Using a Phone in Your Car?

September 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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These days, more and more people turn to their phones for GPS and music in their car. And why wouldn’t they? Google Maps is way better than whatever lame system is built into your vehicle. Enter Android Auto: the best of what your phone offers, but built in to the head unit of your dash. […]

Amazon offers up car advice with Amazon Vehicles

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon is gearing up its car knowledge. No, the e-commerce juggernaut still isn’t selling cars – not yet anyways.  Instead, the company on Thursday launched a new webpage called Amazon Vehicles that helps customers research new and classic cars. The site includes detail pages for thousands of cars and trucks, and include specs, pictures and videos. […]

Electric car pioneer Tesla misses production targets

July 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US electric carmaker Tesla has said it will fall short of its annual shipment targets, sparking worries about its production capabilities. Tesla shipped 14,370 cars in the second quarter, missing its target of 17,000. The missed production goals come at a crucial time for Tesla. The company is still in the headlines after the driver […]

BMW and Intel plan robot car production

July 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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BMW, Intel and computer vision firm Mobileye have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicles. The three firms will collaborate on the systems needed to make cars that can navigate without any help from a human driver. The vehicles will be capable of driving safely along major roads as well as in suburban and inner […]

Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car

April 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tesla has unveiled its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date. The company’s chief executive Elon Musk said the five-seater would start at $35,000 (£24,423) and have a range of at least 215 miles (346km) per charge. He added that his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once […]

Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

March 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Volkswagen has recalled thousands of its e-Golf cars in the US citing a problem that could cause their motors to switch off while in use. It marks the third call-back of electric cars over recent weeks. Earlier this month, Nissan revealed it needed to reprogramme the software that controls its Leaf vehicles’ brakes. Days later, […]

FBI warns on risks of car hacking

March 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have added their voices to growing concerns about the risk of cars being hacked. In an advisory note it warns the public to be aware of “cyber-security threats” related to connected vehicles. Last year Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million US vehicles after security researchers remotely […]

Google car crash ‘not a surprise’ – US transport secretary

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The recent crash involving a Google self-driving car and a bus was “not a surprise”, the US transport secretary has said. Anthony Foxx told the BBC that accidents were inevitable, but that the emerging technology should not be compared “against perfection”. Nobody was hurt in the crash, but it was the first time Google’s on-board […]

Legal breakthrough for Google’s driverless car

February 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google’s self-driving car system could soon be given the same legal definition as a human driver, paving the way for vehicles without steering wheels or pedals. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – which sets rules and regulations on America’s roads – shared its thoughts in a letter to Google made public this […]

What to Consider Before Buying an Electric Car

February 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve been paying any attention to the headlines recently, you might think that now is a better time than ever to ditch gas-powered cars in favor of all-electric. But many people who want to buy an electric car often make the mistake of putting the solar-powered cart before the horse. So what should you know […]

Driverless Ford tackles snow problem

January 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Motoring giant Ford says it has conducted successful tests of its driverless cars in snowy conditions. The company said it had been running sensor tests for more than a year, but was now driving autonomous cars in a controlled, snowy environment. Snow presents a challenge to driverless cars because the sensors they use to detect […]

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