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Nissan Leaf Security Flaw Puts Vehicle Telematics Apps Under Scrutiny

Nissan Leaf Security Flaw Puts Vehicle Telematics Apps Under Scrutiny

Drive away from the showroom in one of the more technology-forward new vehicles—or really now, nearly anything with a luxury badge—and it’s likely you at least have the option to bring some key vehicle functions with you nearly everywhere you go: in the form of an app for your iOS... read more

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Sandra Bullock, hacking victim, in THE NET

Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like... read more August 20, 2015 by


 
BMW's EnLighten app

BMW's EnLighten App Tells You How To Time Stop Lights (And Helps Launch The V2G Revolution)

If you live in a city long enough, you get to understand its traffic lights. Some places, they're synchronized, so when your light turns green, you know how fast you can... read more August 7, 2015 by


 
OnStar for Retail

OnStar Is Vulnerable To Hackers, Too: Here's What You Can Do To Protect Your Car

A couple of weeks ago, two hackers made headlines when they wreaked havoc on a Jeep Grand Cherokee by exploiting a weakness in the vehicle's Uconnect telematics system... read more August 5, 2015 by


 
Ridewith by Waze

Google's Waze Is Testing A Ridesharing Service: Should Uber Be Worried?

Every week, it seems like some pundit or other predicts the death of the auto industry. Most of the reasons they cite seem far-fetched, but a few have a ring of truth about... read more July 8, 2015 by


 
A map of auto trails and highways in Iowa in 1919

Iowa May Be The First State To Offer Digital Driver's Licenses On Smartphones

The smartphone has become a central component of daily life. It's where we go to make calls, send texts, keep up with endless Facebook feeds, and store frequent-shopper... read more December 11, 2014 by


 
Screencap from Urgent.ly demo video

MapQuest Is Still A Thing, And It Wants To Rescue Stranded Drivers

Remember AOL? Remember its subsidiary, MapQuest? One of the two wants to become relevant again by helping stranded drivers. (Hint: it's not AOL, which is probably beyond... read more November 11, 2014 by


 
FIXD app

Kickstarter Of The Day: FIXD, A Health Tracker For Your Car

Once upon a time, aftermarket add-ons were marketed almost exclusively to motorheads. Apart from stereo upgrades and the occasional set of ill-advised Car Lashes, mainstream... read more August 27, 2014 by


 
Monkey Parking app

MonkeyParking Told To Stop "Auctioning City Parking Spots" In San Francisco

Back in May, we told you about MonkeyParking, a new app that lets desperate drivers in San Francisco pay for parking -- or, more to the point, it lets them pay the owners of... read more June 24, 2014 by


 
Monkey Parking app

Desperate For Parking? Use The ‘MonkeyParking’ App & Pay Someone To Leave Their Spot

San Francisco is not without its charms. The Bay is beautiful, the weather is pleasant in some of the city's microclimates, and.... Hmm. Did we mention the Bay? ALSO SEE... read more May 8, 2014 by


 
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Jaguar, Land Rover Up Cabin Tech For 2014 With InControl Apps

Smartphones play an important role in our daily lives, but to drivers they are just as distracting as they are useful. Many automakers have begun integrating smartphone apps... read more April 22, 2014 by


 
Openbay

Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

No one likes taking in a car for repairs. We have to carve out time to drive it in or have it towed, we have to arrange for transportation back home or to a car rental shop... read more March 19, 2014 by


 
Fuelcaster

Fuelcaster App Predicts The Rise & Fall Of Gas Prices (And It's Free)

Spring is a terrible time to buy gas. The closer we get to May 1 -- the day that every fuel station in the country has to switch to summer-blend gasoline -- the higher prices... read more February 25, 2014 by


 
Fixed parking ticket app

Need To Fight A Parking Ticket? A New App Can Go To Court For You

It's a beautiful day, the birds are chirping, the cars with the boom are booming softly in the distance. And then you see it: a bright orange parking ticket jammed beneath... read more January 16, 2014 by


 
UberCab app

Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, Uber Denies Fault: What Will The Courts Say?

On New Year's Eve in San Francisco, a six-year-old girl was killed and her family members were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street... read more January 3, 2014 by


 
Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

Forget MyFord & All The Rest: Apple & Google Are Going To Own Your Dashboard

The sad fact is, cell phones aren't perfect. Sure, they keep us connected to friends around the globe, but they also make it possible for us to spend entire holiday dinners... read more January 3, 2014 by


 

 
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