All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘auto’

Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android handheld to a compatible vehicle and begin utilizing a car-optimized Android experience that works with the car’s head unit display, …

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2015 Corvette Z06: Chevy’s Most Powerful Convertible

’tis the season to be breezin’ down winding roads – radio up and top down – in your convertible. Just in time for these warm weather fantasies, Chevy lovers will get a chance to see the new 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible as General Motors Co. debuts it at the New York International Auto Show next week. Earlier this year, the …

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2015 Ford Mustang Fitted with Whipple Supercharger

The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang is set for sale in November, and Whipple Superchargers has already engineered a 700-horsepower engine upgrade for the iconic muscle car. The swift development of the new supercharger has likely been facilitated due to the 2015 Mustang GT sharing the same 5.0-liter V8 as the 2014 model. Ford has said its latest Mustang GT will …

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ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette Recovered From Sinkhole

The National Corvette Museum has started recovering the eight cars that fell into the sinkhole that appeared in the museum last month. The museum, which is located near the assembly plant where Corvettes are built, houses more or less 80 vehicles. The sinkhole appeared in the museum’s Skydome and swallowed eight vehicles. The hole has grown to 30 feet deep …

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VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years in America

January 2014 marks 65 years since Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle first appeared in America, putting both the recognizable car and Volkswagen as an automaker on the map. A Dutch race car driver named Ben Pon Sr. became the world’s first VW importer when he brought two Beetles with him to New York from Germany in 1945. It was the VW Type …

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Tesla Stock Rockets Despite Hazardous Adapter Recall

The fourth quarter was a definite success for Tesla Motors Inc. The electric car maker indicated yesterday that its Model S sedan deliveries surpassed original predictions by 20 percent. As Tesla delivered about 6,900 sedans during the quarter, shares shot up by almost 16 percent. “We look forward to 2014 with anticipation,” said Jerome Guillen (vice president of global sales …

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Google Finds Its Way Into Hyundais And Kias

Google announced today that Hyundai and Kia (both of Hyundai Motors Groups) are now using Google Maps technology in their vehicles. These automakers join Audi, Daimler and Tesla Motor Co. “Using Google Send-to-Car, local search and voice search, Hyundai and Kia owners in the United States can access a variety of maps features through Hyundai’s Blue Link technology and Kia’s …

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If BMW Is Doing This, Why Wouldn’t Google Combine Driverless Cars With Project Glass?

BMW has an augmented reality “smart windshield technology,” which is seems much like what Google is doing with Project Glass. The following video has been around for a while, but it’s picking up some attention today, thanks to psfk. “One second and 28 metres,” BMW says on its site. “That’s the time required to take your eyes off the road …

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Larry Page On Google Self-Driving Cars: Think About Your Children

Google CEO Larry Page spoke at the Zeitgeist 2012 event this week, talking about Google’s Glasses, search, and various other topics. He briefly touched on Google’s self-driving cars. In his talk, he played up the safety factor, and called upon the audience to think about their children. “One of the projects I wanted to talk about was we have this …

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Google Self-Driving Car Makes a Trip to Lake Tahoe

In case you misplaced the self-awareness that working at Google will always be cooler than your job, Sebastian Thrun, Google Fellow and Vice President, took a moment to remind you today and uploaded a photo to his Google+ account announcing a successful trip to Lake Tahoe via one of those zany self-driving cars that Google’s been teasing us with. He …

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Google Isn’t The Only One With Self-Driving Cars

Google has made a lot of headlines with its self-driving cars. Last week, they put out the following video, showing one of the cars driving a blind man to Taco Bell: With that video, Google said its cars had completed over 200,000 miles of safe driving. Then over the weekend, Google announced its April Fool’s joke Google Racing (which doesn’t …

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Google Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man To Taco Bell

Google uploaded a video of a self-driving car test, showing Steve Mahan, a legally blind man behind the wheel, and stopping at Taco Bell for a burrito. Google says in the video description, “We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, we …

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