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Your Car Can Be Hacked. So What Are Auto-Makers Doing About It?

When I watched some security researchers hack into several cars without even touching them, my head exploded a little bit.


Albert Einstein, Famous Product Endorser, Hated Product Endorsements

Companies love to put Albert Einstein in their ads. We’ve seen Einstein peddle Nikon cameras, Apple computers, and even Mentos. But Einstein never approved for his image to be used in any product endorsements while he was alive. In fact, he called these deals the “corruption of our time”.


New Smart Car Feature Will Tattle On Lead-Footed Teen Drivers

It’s a terrifying moment the first time a parent hands over the keys to the family car to their teenager. And GM wants to make it slightly less worrisome for those parents with a new feature on the 2016 Malibu called Teen Driver that encourages younger drivers to be safer behind the wheel because it reports back to mum or dad how far they travelled, and how often they broke the speed limit.


Your GM Car Could Be Autonomous By 2016

GM is already taking technology in cars seriously, but it has plans to take it to the next level, and soon. Yesterday, the company announced that in less than two years its cars will communicate with each other — and hopefully even drive themselves.


Remembering Car Design's Golden Age Through The Eyes Of Its Designers

American car design reached its experimental, optimistic zenith in the post-WWII era. Yet for every car built, hundreds of sketches and concepts were destroyed, the designers who penned them working in corporate anonymity. This new documentary works to bring these ageing designers and their beautiful concept work back into the spotlight.


Australian Tech Knows When You're Texting While Driving (And Tells You To Stop)

A decade ago, you’d assume that the idiot on the highway in front of you weaving back and forth across the yellow lines was drunk. Today, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re just trying to navigate some particularly complicated emoji. GM wants to stop the madness, and it’s betting on eye-tracking to do so.


Scientists Genetically Modified Trees So They Can Make Greener Paper

Wood scientists just announced an exciting breakthrough in tree research. They have come up with a way to make more environmentally friendly paper — by genetically modifying trees. And it’s not just the paper industry that will benefit.


Briefly: GM's Wind Tunnels Aren't Only Used To Test Car Aerodynamics

General Motors’ wind tunnels aren’t only used to test the aerodynamics of the carmaker’s latest vehicles. Here we see a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team working to improve his tuck position so he’s as streamlined as possible as he streaks down a mountain. [FastLane]


The New Corvette Stingray Will Come With Built-In Instant Replay

You can brag to your friends about the amazing weekend you had at the track all you want, but without a witness, you might as well be boasting about that monstrous fish that got away. So for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, GM is including what it calls its Performance Data Recorder which overlays telemetry, speed, and location data over a 720p video recording of everywhere you’ve driven — basically giving you instant replay of your hoonage so you can back up your bragging.


Google Is Taking Android To The Car With Audi, GM, Honda And Hyundai

Google has just announced that it’s joining forces with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. In other words, it’s planning to take Android to the automobile.


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