Chevy, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru & Volkswagen preparing new CarPlay-ready vehicles

Article Image In tandem with this week’s New York International Auto Show, several major car brands have unveiled more vehicles supporting CarPlay, Apple’s bridge interface between iPhones and dash displays.

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Apple working on systems for 'high-end cars' at California 'auto testing center'

Article Image A year and a half ago, Apple received approval to build an “auto testing center” in the town of Sunnyvale, Calif., and the city manager even highlighted the project in a biweekly blog, though no one seemed to notice at the time.

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

Article Image The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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GTA: Liberty City Stories comes to iOS, Pixelmator adds Apple Pencil tilt to more brushes

Article Image Rockstar on Thursday launched a remastered iOS version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, while Pixelmator continued imrproving its illustration app to take advantage of the iPad Pro.

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Veteran Car Guy to Steer Google's Driverless Cars to Market


Google on Sunday named auto industry veteran John Krafcik to head up its autonomous vehicle division. Krafcik, former CEO of Hyundai’s U.S. operations, will be the first CEO of Google’s 6-year-old self-driving car project. “This is a great opportunity to help Google develop the enormous potential of self-driving cars,” said Krafcik. “This technology can save thousands of lives, give millions of people greater mobility, and free us from a lot of the things we find frustrating about driving today,” he added. “I can’t wait to get started.”

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China's largest private carmaker Geely announces support for Apple's CarPlay

Geely, one of the largest auto manufacturers in China, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with Apple to integrate CarPlay into an upcoming compact SUV model, making it the first Chinese automaker to support the infotainment system.

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Gas Stations Are Hackable Too, It Turns Out

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Auto fans have spent the past couple of weeks thinking about hackers. As our cars become increasingly networked — not just through telematics systems like Uconnect and OnStar, but also through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications — the risk of bad guys and gals tinkering with those networks goes up.

Well, if you’re one of those folks who truly fears the havoc that hackers can wreak, we have some bad news: they’re now targeting gas stations.

But wait, it gets worse: the gas stations aren’t really fighting back.

Following some mischief at a gas stations monitoring system in February, tech researchers Stephen Hilt and Kyle Wilhoit set up dummy systems to see if hackers would take the bait. They did. Repeatedly — especially on the systems that appeared to be in the U.S.

Some weren’t attacked, per se, just “pinged” so that hackers could verify that they were there. If the baddies found a use for them in the future, they could come back.

Others forays were more intrusive. On at least two occasions, hackers changed the names of Hilt and Wilhoit’s systems entirely. Based on the new names, it’s believed that the two groups of hackers belonged to the Iranian Dark Coders Team and the Syrian Electronic Army.

The good news is, gas station monitoring systems can’t be used to do anything that’s directly disruptive. For example, hackers can’t take control of a system and blow up a gas station.

The bad news is, hackers can still cause a lot of headaches by messing with these systems. For example, they could alter the readings on a particular station so that a fuel truck delivering refills could cause a tank to overflow, creating a fire hazard. The hackers could also keep tabs on delivery schedules and plan attacks that way. They could also burrow in and insert their own safety systems, locking fuel companies out until they’d paid a ransom.

The worse news? There’s not a lot of security on many of these systems, mostly because the companies that own them don’t see the potential for danger. Hilt and Wilhoit have published a whitepaper encouraging companies to take their systems offline or beef up security dramatically.

Oh well: one more thing to worry about. Or maybe another reason to consider that electric car you’ve had your eye on.

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Chevrolet to add CarPlay support to 14 vehicles for 2016 model year

General Motors’ Chevrolet division on Wednesday announced plans to add CarPlay and Android Auto support to 14 vehicles in the 2016 model year, marking a major growth in availability for the two platforms.



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Rounding up GTA V on the PC: How do AMD, Intel, and Nvidia perform?

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Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has finally come to PC — we round up the results from across the web that examine CPU, GPU, and various detail scaling. It’s the definitive graphical edition — but can everyone enjoy it?

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Google Roars Onto Auto Insurance Turf


Google last week launched an auto insurance rate comparison site in California. Mercury Insurance, MetLife and 21st Century Insurance are among the 14 firms already signed up as partners, and Google promises more will follow. Bolt Solutions last week announced that it too has joined up. “We have a Google Compare agreement with Google,” said Bolt spokesperson Chrissy Snyder. Bolt “can provide an on-ramp for carriers that want to participate,” and act as an agency to present insurance options to consumers through Google Compare, she said.

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Auto Insurance? Just Google It


Google reportedly is gearing up to launch a shopping and comparison site for auto insurance in the United States. The company has been operating such a site in the UK, dubbed “Google Compare,” for the past two years. Although it apparently has been beset by delays, an entity called “Google Compare Auto Insurance Services Inc.” now is licensed to do business in 26 states, including California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas, according to Ellen Carney, principal analyst for insurance eBusiness and channel strategy with Forrester.

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Chevy's 2016 Volt hybrid electric car will feature support for Apple's CarPlay

Chevrolet took the wraps off its new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, revealing that the next-generation electric vehicle will feature support for Apple’s CarPlay in its infotainment system.



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Apple's CarPlay coming to Volkswagen models later this year

German auto giant Volkswagen on Monday unveiled plans to incorporate Apple’s CarPlay in next-generation infotainment systems, saying the iOS-derived feature will come included with select models this year.



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Tesla teases the ‘D’ – but is it a diesel hybrid, self-driving Model S, or something else entirely?

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Later this week at the Paris Auto Show, CEO of Tesla Elon Musk will ‘unveil the D.’ Assuming this isn’t just a thinly veiled reference to part of Musk’s anatomy, what might he be showing off on October 9? Does the ‘D’ allude to a Diesel-electric plug-in hybrid? Or perhaps it’s a version of the Model S with some semi-self-Driving tweaks? Or is it as simple/boring as a Dual-motor — all-wheel drive — version of the Model S? There’s even a possibility that the D is some kind of brand-new car entirely, to accompany the Model S, X, and 3.

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Tesla teases the ‘D’ – but is it a diesel hybrid, self-driving Model S, or something else entirely?

Tesla D poster teaser cropped
Later this week at the Paris Auto Show, CEO of Tesla Elon Musk will ‘unveil the D.’ Assuming this isn’t just a thinly veiled reference to part of Musk’s anatomy, what might he be showing off on October 9? Does the ‘D’ allude to a Diesel-electric plug-in hybrid? Or perhaps it’s a version of the Model S with some semi-self-Driving tweaks? Or is it as simple/boring as a Dual-motor — all-wheel drive — version of the Model S? There’s even a possibility that the D is some kind of brand-new car entirely, to accompany the Model S, X, and 3.

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Qualcomm eyes future full of connected cars and smart routers

Cars enabled with high-speed 4G network connectivity are set to play a big part in the auto industry’s future, according to Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of chipmaker Qualcomm.

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Google announces Android Auto platform for cars, Android Wear devices for wrists

Google is pushing for its Android platform to be omnipresent, with the unveiling of a the new voice-enabled Android Auto operating system, and new wrist-worn, fitness-tracking devices running the upcoming Android Wear platform.



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Behind the scenes of Bentley's iPhone-filmed, iPad Air-edited ad

When luxury auto marque Bentley released a short documentary highlighting the new Mulsanne sedan earlier this week, it chose to shoot and edit the entire sequence on Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPad Air — with a little help from third-party gear. AppleInsider has the details of what equipment Bentley used to create the visually stunning piece.



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