On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port

Corvette Brakes Hacked By Researchers Using Text Messages
Corvette Brakes Hacked By Researchers Using Text Messages

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Chrysler vehicles with Uconnect systems could be hacked remotely. A few days later, we heard that General Motors' OnStar had some vulnerabilities of its own to shore up. And on Monday, we told you that bad guys (or gals) have been tinkering with our...Read More»

Cellcontrol
Cellcontrol: A Smarter Solution For Distracted Drivers

We've seen a lot of tools meant to curb distracted driving, but they've all had their share of flaws. A new system called Cellcontrol looks better than most -- in part because of its unique, clever design. Like DriveSafe.ly, PhoneGuard, and SafeCell, Cellcontrol relies an app, which works on most...Read More»

Tracking device for AAA's 'ACE Teen Pilot Program"
AAA Insurance Monitors Teen Drivers With Onboard Gadget

Within the past year, we've seen at least two major companies launch programs that promise to lower insurance rates for customers willing to give up a little privacy. For better or worse, another has now joined the ranks: AAA. To recap: you've probably heard about Progressive's "Snapshot" program...Read More»

Progressive Snapshot device
Progressive's 'Snapshot' Program Tracks Your Driving To Lower Your Rate (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below* Are you a safe driver? Are you sure about that -- sure enough to let your insurance company monitor your driving habits? What if the company offered you the chance to lower your premium by 25%? Progressive Insurance hopes that some of its customers will be brave enough to give...Read More»

Audi's iPhone CarMonitor App
Audi Joins The Crowd, Launches iPhone CarMonitor App

You know what they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The latest hot thing is mobile applications. General Motors just launched their suite of applications, which could possibly change the way we interact with our vehicles. Yesterday Audi hopped on the iPhone app trolly and announced their new...Read More»

Screencap from Mavizon website
Mavizon Taps The Power Of Your Smartphone To Make A Smart Car

Several months ago, we talked about the Chevy Volt app, which allows Volt owners to unlock their vehicle, check battery levels, and more, all from their smartphones. Then, GM rolled out something similar to OnStar subscribers. That technology is pretty cool, but obviously it's restricted to...Read More»

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