Smartphones, smart homes, smart everything. It was only a matter of time before the race for the integrated smart car started to heat up, and finally it has.
A few months ago, Apple introduced us to CarPlay – their answer to a ‘smart car’ system. With CarPlay, drivers can seamlessly integrate their iPhone to their cars and experience services such as iTunes, Maps and voice commands in the car.
And now, Google has announced their version: introducing Android Auto.
Android Auto basically follows the same premise as CarPlay, except it’s (obviously) geared towards Android operating smartphones. Announced yesterday at Google’s I/O conference, Android Auto aims to make your driving experience smarter and safer. (more…)
Now this looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie or The Jetsons.
Over the past couple of months, the word ‘hover car’ or ‘hover board’ has garnered a lot of attention. Something that people initially thought would be impossible to pull off, is now making big waves in the automotive, science and technology industry.
Let’s face it – as humans, we have a weird (yet wonderful) fascination with anything that flies; or in this case, hovers. We have seen to in films and read about it in novels, so the idea of actually developing a flying/hovering car is one that would appeal to many.
And now it seems that Israel’s busiest city will be one of the first cities to test out an actual hover car system. (more…)
When Ferrari does something, they do it good. And this testament has been proved one again in the form of the all new, all amazing, F12 TRS.
This car is basically the stuff dreams are made if. Many a sports car fan would probably tear up at the sight of this beauty in their driveway. Unfortunately for us (and fortunately for one lucky person) we will never be able to get our hands on this beauty, as it is a special, one-off edition.
The F12 TRS embodies a somewhat ‘old school glamour’ when it comes to sports cars. It is quite clearly designed to go fast and it is quite clearly Ferrari. (more…)
It seems as though Jay Leno’s privileges (or luck) just seems to get better and better.
While we are already insanely jealous of his incredible car collection – and not even to mention the fact that he basically gets to drive any collector’s car his heart desires – the little green monster inside of us turned a different shade of green after we saw this. And it’s not because the car itself is green.
The ex talk show host recently had the opportunity to take a very, very rare Ferrari for a ride about town.
Now when we say rare, we mean really rare. This is a 1952 Ferarri Barchetta – a one of a kind, once off, special edition beaut that belonged to none other than Hnery Ford II. And what’s even more astonishing, is the fact that it was given to Ford as gift by Mr. Ferrari himself; Enzo Ferrari. (more…)
Have we mentioned that we love the Drive channel on Youtube? Probably.
And today is no different. We also have a special place for a beautiful, newly built (and lets not forget super, super powerful) Porsche. This is why we are really excited about this video.
Matt Farah of the Drive channel takes the all new 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S for a spin at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California and really shows us what this beaut is capable of.
As per usual, we are insanely jealous but grateful enough to be able to see the car from up close; even if it is only on video.
Well this is a first.
Aston Martin has revealed an ingenious plan to keep their drivers cool during long, sweaty endurances races without affecting the actual power output of the car during the race.
Considering the fact that the sun is blazing down on the high powered cars during these long races, the British automaker has turned right to the source to help curb the hotness – the sun.
The company has said that they will be making use of solar panels affixed to their cars to power the air-conditioning inside the vehicles. (more…)
Tesla has been making a few waves in the media lately. Just after announcing that they would have no problem with other car companies using their electric technology in order to make the world a better place, it has been revealed that a new Tesla car is fast approaching.
The Tesla Model X – the company’s answer to a greener SUV – will be available for purchase as early as 2015.
The first prototypes of the car are expected to roll out before the end of this year, so Tesla is really quite keen on getting the much anticipated Model X out there. (more…)
Well this is rather surprising.
You may have heard that car company, Tesla, has announced that they are ‘opening up’ their patented electric technology to anyone (or any auto manufacturer) who wishes to use their technology ‘in good faith’.
This means that the company will not sue anyone who makes use of their technology to further the use of electric cars in the world.
“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology…[sic] our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day,” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla said in a blog post. (more…)