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Updated 1901 GMT (0201 HKT) August 5, 2015 http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/30/autos/w-motors-first-arab-supercar/ CEO/Chairman Ralph Debbas as SPEAKER at the World Usability Congress! NN)Asking the top speed of the world’s first Arab supercar is beside the point. The 0-60 times, or horsepower, too. Those numbers won’t matter by the time you notice the seats are stitched with gold thread […]

This fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel AG will present the world with the heavily-anticipated 2015 Opel Astra K, otherwise known as the 2015 Vauxhall Astra K in the UK. With the new generation of the compact hatchback (and sedan), the manufacturer will gradually introduce Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility to the entire […]

  There’s an amazing array of domains where 3D printing makes a lot of difference, but Ford thought of using this technique for testing purposes. No, they’re not printing cars, but you are pretty close. Creating a car from scratch is no easy task. Ask just about every carmaker operating these days in the auto […]

As more and more carmakers focus on innovative technologies, the interior of cars as we know it will suffer massive changes just to host new gadgets and functions. And Daimler and Qualcomm have recently teamed up to provide connected car tech. Besides the autonomous feature everyone wants the introduce in their cars, the following years […]

  When Android Auto launched last March, the only way for motorists to get Google in their dashboard was to purchase a brand new head unit from Pioneer. Now, Hyundai has become the first automaker to offer Android Auto in a production vehicle. Designed as an alternative to Apple’s CarPlay, Android Auto is available exclusively […]

  We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the automotive world, one where the industry begins to value in-car electronics and driver-assist gadgetry just as much as handling dynamics, braking, and horsepower. It may seem like a no-brainer for infotainment enthusiasts, but not long ago, this attitude was simply unheard of. With cars […]

Apple filed a patent application in April for “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” Its key aspect is the first word in its title, the fact that it’s meant to humanize navigation systems so that they are more colorful and less binary. The explanation says the system is “focused on comprehension rather than precision,” which […]

  Daimler-owned Freightliner has become the first heavy-duty truck manufacturer to obtain the right to test autonomous vehicles in the state of Nevada. Called Inspiration, the company’s first experimental self-driving truck was introduced recently at a special event held on the Hoover Dam. Freightliner is quick to offer reassurance that the idea of an autonomous […]

It has always been tempting to compare smartphones and tablets with in-car infotainment system. After all, they perform many of the same tasks and even use similar touchscreen interfaces. With the arrival of Apple CarPlay and Android-based systems like Subaru’s StarLink, this comparison becomes all the more obvious. So why don’t systems in the car […]