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Study: Voice Apps Don’t Make Texting While Driving Any Safer

Study: Voice Apps Don’t Make Texting While Driving Any Safer

In order to avoid road accidents, for long time drivers have been advised not to text anyone while driving. But almost no one seemed to follow that advice. As people were not able or not interested to restrain themselves from texting while driving, so to keep their eyes focused on road, hands-free texting using voice-operated technology was legalized. Recently a study has found that drivers who use a voice recognition application to compose their text messages are just as distracted as drivers who choose to manually text while driving.

By On April 28, 2013 Respond
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Hyundai Demos Manned Flying Car At IDEA Festival

Hyundai Demos Manned Flying Car At IDEA Festival

You might have seen the world’s first high-speed amphibious vehicle, named Quadski, that can run on land as well as on water. This time, South Korean car maker Hyundai has showcased a futuristic concept car that can hover above old-fashioned cars and this concept may encourage car makers to build flying cars for future.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Hitachi’s ROPITS – A Small Self-Driving Car

Hitachi’s ROPITS – A Small Self-Driving Car

At present, almost every automobile makers are busy in developing electric vehicles. The automobile makers’ goal is to attract people through their phenomenal work. However, Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company Hitachi has unveiled a tiny electric car called ROPITS which has been specially designed for the old citizens & physically disabled citizens.

By On March 24, 2013 Respond
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GM Recalling 33,700 Cars Because Of Software Glitch

GM Recalling 33,700 Cars Because Of Software Glitch

Today’s vehicles have more electronics in them than ever, from cabin tech to powertrain controls. While these advances have made cars safer, more convenient and reliable for the most part, there can sometimes be unintended consequences when these sub-systems don’t function as intended. Something like that has happened with General Motors’ 2013 Buick LaCrosse sedans and Cadillac SRX crossover. The U.S. automaker has recalled around 34,000 cars due to faulty software.

By On March 22, 2013 Respond
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‘LaFerrari’ Is The World’s Fastest And Most Expensive Hybrid Car To Date

‘LaFerrari’ Is The World’s Fastest And Most Expensive Hybrid Car To Date

A couple of days ago we reported that Italian luxury car maker Ferrari unveiled its new 1 million euro ($1.3 million) hybrid car “LaFerrari” at Geneva Motor Show. We already know that the car comes with two iPad mini in the back of the front seats to entertain back seated riders. But what we need to know about the car is, LaFerrari is the world’s fastest and the most expensive hybrid car to date.

By On March 12, 2013 Respond
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Volvo Equips Car With Camera And Radar To Avoid Collisions With Cyclists

Volvo Equips Car With Camera And Radar To Avoid Collisions With Cyclists

For most urban drivers, one of the key problems is the ever-increasing number of cyclists on the roads. The sudden appearance of a cyclist in front of a car has often resulted in collisions. Now, Volvo is showing off a new in-car system which would detect the position of a bicycle with respect to the car and automatically apply brakes if the need be.

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Ferrari Unveiled iPad Mini Equipped Hybrid Car – LaFerrari

Ferrari Unveiled iPad Mini Equipped Hybrid Car – LaFerrari

Yesterday at Geneva Motor Show, Italian luxury car maker Ferrari unveiled its new 1 million euro ($1.3 million) hybrid car ‘LaFerrari’ equipped with iPad mini. The company also confirmed that it is now “in talks with Apple about broadening a partnership on in-car entertainment.”

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Toyota Unveils i-Road Concept Vehicle, An Electric Commuter Tricycle

Toyota Unveils i-Road Concept Vehicle, An Electric Commuter Tricycle

The Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner, where all major vehicle vendors will be showing off their upcoming offerings. Toyota, apparently, has plans of showing off i-Road, a new concept vehicle which is essentially an electric tricycle and seems something straight out of the Tron movie.

By On March 5, 2013 1 Response
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Oxford University Tests Self-Driving Nissan Car Controlled By iPad

Oxford University Tests Self-Driving Nissan Car Controlled By iPad

Google has been making headlines about self-driving cars for some time now. However, while the search giant’s project is of a huge scope, Oxford University’s Department of Engineering has devised a cheaper and simpler ‘alternative.’ The technology essentially allows a Nissan car to drive on its own, letting the user control it using an iPad.

By On March 2, 2013 Respond
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Uber Car Service Formally Launched In Singapore

Uber Car Service Formally Launched In Singapore

Uber, the popular car service that already has a presence in three continents, has finally made a formal debut in Asia. For many weeks now, Uber had its cars ‘test-driving’ through Singapore. The company has formally announced the launch of the service in the city-state.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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NYT Reporter Dismisses Elon Musk’s Allegations Over Tesla Model S Review

NYT Reporter Dismisses Elon Musk’s Allegations Over Tesla Model S Review

We reported earlier that after a rather caustic NYT review of Tesla’s Model S, Elon Musk penned down a detailed rejoinder to it. Now, the NYT reported who wrote the review has responded to Mr. Musk’s allegations point by point.

By On February 16, 2013 Respond
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Elon Musk Debunks NYT Review About Model S, Presents Data Logs

Elon Musk Debunks NYT Review About Model S, Presents Data Logs

We recently reported that after a scathing review of Tesla’s Model S in New York Times, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk claimed that the review was based on inaccurate data. Now he has provided the data logs to prove his claim and in the light of this data, it does seem that NYT’s reporter was determined to give the impression that the car didn’t perform well enough.

By On February 16, 2013 Respond
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NYT Review Of Tesla Model S Is Fake, Claims Elon Musk

NYT Review Of Tesla Model S Is Fake, Claims Elon Musk

A recent NYT review cited the new Tesla Model S vehicle as somewhat lackluster. Responding to this, Tesla founder Elon Musk has stated that the review is based on inaccurate data, which can be proved through vehicle log data.

By On February 12, 2013 Respond
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Boeing Tests A 787 Dreamliner Flight, Lands Back Safely

Boeing Tests A 787 Dreamliner Flight, Lands Back Safely

Boeing was forced to ground its magnificent 787 Dreamliner planes when recently, the battery of one of these planes exploded. We recently reported that the aviation giant was working on tweaking the lithium-ion battery to make it safer. Now, the company has taken a 787 Dreamliner on a test flight which landed back safely without any untoward incident.

By On February 11, 2013 Respond
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Beta Version Of Tesla Model S App Now At Google Play Store

Beta Version Of Tesla Model S App Now At Google Play Store

Electric car maker Tesla ‘s Model S car hit the road last year. The car attracted people not only because it was “the quickest production vehicle” in quarter-mile tests, but also users could do a lot of things to the car through their iPhone or iPad. Android users were waiting when they would have the same capability in their devices. The good news is, now Android users can do a lot of things to the car through their Android devices.

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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