Tagged: Car tech

Beware of new scam  that allows thieves to rob cars without key

Irish car owners are being urged to watch out for a new scam that allows thieves to unlock their motors without the keys. Europe’s largest car-owners’ club has warned that hundreds of thousands of vehicles are at risk. It is said that the scam has already been used to steal vehicles across Europe. Thieves are using a simple radio hack to unlock...

Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal 24 Different Car Models

CAR owners with keyless entry systems have reported thieves approaching their vehicles with mysterious devices and effortlessly opening them in seconds. After having his Prius burgled repeatedly outside his Los Angeles home, the New York Times‘ former tech columnist Nick Bilton came to the conclusion that the thieves must be amplifying the signal from the key fob in the house to trick...

Ford Reckons Your Self-Driving Car Needs a Movie Projector

A COMMON ARGUMENT against autonomous vehicles is that the technology will ruin the romance of the driving. No more long, pensive drives down the coast. No more cross-country road trips. No more drive-in movie theaters. Well that one’s almost dead already, but Ford could bring it back, with a twist. The Detroit automaker received a patent this month for an “autonomous vehicle...

BMW marks journey from WW1 aero engines to luxury-car leader

BMW will be celebrating all three in Munich on Monday, 100 years after it was founded as Bayerische Flugzeugwerke to make aero engines in the first world war. Sixteen months later, it would become Bayerische Motoren Werke and by autumn it would trademark the blue-and-white roundel that today stands among the world’s most recognisable corporate symbols. Executives are keenly aware that the...

Do you know what CarPlay or Android Auto–connectivity is?

CarPlay or Android Auto–connectivity refers to a vehicle operating system’s ability to communicate with emergency response systems, the cloud, or the “internet of things,” which can be a mobile device, WiFi home security system, transportation infrastructure, or other vehicles. Is a car’s ability to send and receive data. The percentage of new vehicles equipped with these capabilities increases each year, but by...