Scania trucks are ready for a massively overhauled infotainment system, as the parent company has joined forces with HERE Technologies for a partnership that’ll completely upgrade the experience behind the wheel.
When it comes to improving the experience with Android Auto, Google is currently working on multiple fronts. The search giant wants not only to add new capabilities in the app but also to refine the experience with the current features.
While the lack of semiconductors has caused massive disruptions in almost every single industry sector out there, the big winners of this once-in-a-lifetime struggle are none others than the chipmakers themselves.
Before the year’s end, Rockstar announced GTA Online players are getting one last piece of new content for 2021. The latest update introduces a brand-new vehicle, bonuses on security contracts and payphone hits, as well as double rewards on special cargo sales, and more.
While Waze has millions of users all over the world, everybody knows that the overall experience still needs additional polishing.
Remember the days when you could just step into a dealership, pick a car, pay for it, and then wait no more than a few weeks to have it delivered? Those were certainly great times, and unfortunately, it looks like we’re many years away from the moment we could once again relieve this experience.
The voice command support is an integral part of the Android Auto experience, and it’s pretty clear why. With the help of voice commands, users can simply keep their eyes on the road while interacting with both Android Auto and the apps running on it hands-free.
OBD2 adapters that help you read fault codes and get additional information on potential problems have been around for quite a while.
We’re just a few days into 2022 and Ubisoft has already announced new content for its long-running racing series Trackmania. The latest campaign is available right now with 25 new tracks to compete on and no less than 100 medals to collect.
Fan fact: Dirt 5 is the last game released by Codemasters as an independent studio before being acquired by Electronic Arts last year. A mix of sim and arcade mechanics make Dirt 5 a rather weird “animal” for racing fans games.
One of the most mysterious glitches on Android Auto, and which looks like it’s becoming more and more widespread, is affecting the phone’s keyboard.
The global chip shortage wouldn’t come to an end too soon, and unfortunately, this is no longer just a forecast but an actual fact.
There are many things that Google-owned Waze needs to fix in its app, but a set of glitches apparently becoming more widespread on new iPhones is likely to have another culprit.
You know, 50 years from now, when we’re playing around in a metaverse that feels as real as the outside world and robots indistinguishable from humans are maybe walking among us, we can look back at the companies that helped make that a reality and have a deeper understanding of where that technology came from.
Unitree’s alien-looking robots have gained a reputation all over the world. The quadrupeds are extremely versatile and have impressive motor skills, being able to run (even backward), roll over, jump, climb, and avoid obstacles. Now, the Chinese robotics company developed a complex robotic arm that is compatible with the bots, further enhancing their capabilities.
The future is AI-centered and easier on the humans, from where Elon Musk is looking at it. On the Lex Friedman Podcast earlier this week, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO tackled a variety of topics, including the Tesla Bot announced last August.
Apple indeed wants Apple Maps to become a fully-featured alternative to Google’s products, but the company is trying to improve its service on multiple fronts.
Applications like Google Maps and Waze need to connect to GPS in order to locate users on the map and then provide instructions on how to reach their destinations.
Apple has been trying to build a more powerful competitor for Google Maps for several years already, and while the company has indeed rolled out several big improvements, they are still available only for a very limited number of users.
As if it wasn’t already clear, the chip shortage isn’t going anywhere, and despite all the recent investments in production capacity, automakers out there are still struggling to find the necessary components for their vehicles.
Technology has once again come in handy to the police, this time as a simple set of wireless earbuds helped the law enforcement find a stolen vehicle.
The horror chip shortage has just made another victim. Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico are holding back the launch of an innovative hawk signal on a busy street because they don’t have enough chips to power the system.
Google Maps is by far the world’s most popular navigation app out there, and without a doubt, millions of people rely on its directions when getting behind the wheel on a daily basis.
Google has recently confirmed it’s looking into a report signaling a potentially new problem in Android Auto, this time affecting incoming phone calls.
Sometimes, good things come in small packages. Extremely tiny packages such as a microrobot that can pollinate fields of crops, help rescue people, and so on. Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are already working on that and they’re making significant progress.
While Google Maps and Waze are often the most popular navigation apps that people turn to in order to find a specific destination easier, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re also the most accurate.
The whole world is still struggling with the very constrained chip inventory, and automakers in particular are hit hard by the lack of semiconductors required for their cars.
While Waze has become a must-have navigation solution for millions of drivers out there, it’s not necessarily a secret that many have been struggling with certain features lately.
Despite their focus on all things technology, Tesla cars lack Android Auto and CarPlay support, and at this point, there’s pretty much no reason to believe such a thing would ever be offered officially.
As it’s not already obvious, always trusting GPS software and navigation apps, be they Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, or other big names, isn’t at all recommended.
The Tesla Cybertruck is nowhere to be seen but its weird design has already inspired lots of objects, starting with Tesla’s Cyberquad. Bearing a similar signature name that means practically nothing, the CyberKAT wants to be your winter toy. Its maker promises to further develop the thing into a more useful snow blower, but we can see how this might become a problem.
Eagle Dynamics, the studio behind the military flight simulator DCS World (Digital Combat Simulator World), is finishing the year with a bang. Although no new content has been added to the free-to-play game, it’s equally exciting to learn about the developer’s plans for the next year.
Starborne: Sovereign Space is a sci-fi MMO strategy game developed by Icelandic studio Solid Clouds. The game debuted on PC last year and it’s currently in Beta. Although the writing suggests that it’s closer to the space opera genre, gameplaywise this is similar to Civilization but set in space on a map with nearly 400 players.
Xiaomi is one of the tech giants that have already confirmed their plans to step into the automotive industry, and unlike Apple, the company has also shared a bunch of critical tidbits about its project.
With less than a week away from the end of the year, the gaming industry is taking a deep breath before unleashing the first major titles in 2022. Obviously, it means that we’re getting fewer game releases compared to the rest of the year.
In some new cars out there, the visual mode on Android Auto can follow the settings of the head unit, which in their turn, are based on the current status of the headlights.
As if the currently super-constrained chip inventory wasn’t already a big problem, the massive floods that hit Malaysia earlier this week seem to be making the whole thing much, much worse.
While the most recent iPhone operating system update comes with good news for CarPlay users, as it introduces some very anticipated fixes, it also seems to be causing new headaches, this time impacting more than just a single app.
It’s been a heck of a long time since we’ve first heard that Fiat Chrysler is working on a brand-new engine with six cylinders arranged in a line. Codenamed Tornado and internally referred to as the GME T6, the Global Medium Engine Turbo Six has recently entered production in Mexico.
Chevrolet Tahoe and its bigger brother, the Suburban, got their all-new fifth-generation a year ago and were updated with a broad range of changes for the 2022 model year. There was one little change that Chevrolet forgot to detail, and it concerns the 10-speed automatic transmission on gasoline V8 versions of the cars.