Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in San Francisco, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

Here’s what automakers think of Obama’s autonomous car plans

Here’s what automakers think of Obama’s autonomous car plans

The auto and electronics industries alike have reacted positively to the DoT's news of a near-$4bn push for autonomous vehicles. The decade-long proposal to turn America's roads into a welcoming arena for self-driving cars - and hopefully cut casualties, emissions, and expense along the way - still needs to be approved as part of President Obama's FY17 budget, but already big names in driverless research have praised the scheme.

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Designing Avista: How Buick got its mojo back

Designing Avista: How Buick got its mojo back

Even in its hometown, Buick couldn't have expected to so thoroughly wow auto show attendees with its Avista concept. The brand known for being the oldest active American car maker is also the frequent butt of jokes about the age - and aged sensibilities - of its drivers, with GM stablemates Chevrolet and Cadillac left to monopolize the lion's share of technology and design.

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This is Obama’s $4bn, 10yr plan for America’s driverless cars

This is Obama’s $4bn, 10yr plan for America’s driverless cars

The US government aims to spend almost $4bn on autonomous driving in the next decade, pushing real-world trials that put computerized cars on roads. The investment was announced by US Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx at a speech at the North American International Auto Show today, and came after US President Obama discussed wide-ranging support for self-driving vehicles in his State of the Union speech earlier this week.

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Cadillac delays CT6 Super Cruise to avoid Tesla controversy [Updated]

Cadillac delays CT6 Super Cruise to avoid Tesla controversy [Updated]

Cadillac will delay one of the flagship features on its new CT6 luxury sedan, deeming Super Cruise not ready in time for the car's fall 2016 release. The technology is Cadillac's own take on semi-autonomous driver assistance, combining adaptive cruise control with active lane-keeping, similar to what Tesla pushed out to the Model S and Model X EVs in a software update as Autopilot.

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Turns out, testing autonomous cars is a headache

Turns out, testing autonomous cars is a headache

What does it take to be the test-driver for a self-driving car? Turns out, a lot more than you might expect. Though it may seem like a contradiction in terms, helping tutor autonomous vehicles for their eventual mass-market deployment isn't just a case of sitting back and letting the computer watch the road.

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Will better speakers redeem iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack?

Will better speakers redeem iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack?

Depending on who you speak to, the idea of an iPhone 7 without a headphone jack is either a travesty or the logical next step for Apple. Cupertino lips are still sealed as to whether the upcoming iOS flagship will indeed do away with the familiar 3.5mm socket - and throw a huge accessory market into disarray in the process - but a newly-spotted patent could detail some of the payoff.

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LG G5 may go modular to keep removable battery

LG G5 may go modular to keep removable battery

LG may have figured out a way to deliver the metal flagship phone users desire with the removable battery they demand. The upcoming Android smartphone, widely expected to be dubbed the LG G5, is expected to be revealed in Barcelona in late February, but whispers from those close to the project suggest the form-factor will be fairly unusual.

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