Automotive

FAA gives OK to mobile devices during entire flight

FAA gives OK to mobile devices during entire flight

Today the folks at the regulatory department for the air - the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - have given the green light for all-flight-long mobile device use for passengers. This OK extends to airlines across the United States starting as soon as tomorrow. A note from the FAA gives few restrictions to this new allowance, suggesting that "Airplane Mode" should still be initiated on all mobile devices, and that there are still holds on being able to make or take phone calls in the air. In other words - get out your Angry Birds and keep on popping!

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Jeep recall over fire hazard being delayed for reasons unknown

Jeep recall over fire hazard being delayed for reasons unknown

Earlier this year, Chrysler agreed to recall over a million Jeeps due to a fire hazard that has, to date, claimed a few dozen lives. Such a recall came after the auto maker originally rejected a recall proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, having stated at that time that the pegged vehicles were "safe and not defective." For reasons unknown, the recall has not taken place despite several months having passed.

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Google Glass speeding ticket strikes: changing the law

Google Glass speeding ticket strikes: changing the law

Today there's a buzz about a speeding ticket issued in California with an additional note about wearing Google Glass. The original post appears courtesy of Cecilia Abadie who provided a rather clear scan of the ticket she recieved. This ticket suggests that while Abadie was pulled over for speeding - 80 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone - then was cited for Driving with a Monitor Visible (that's Google Glass). Now comes the time when we see how the law changes for devices that aren't covered in the original writing for this particular "Television" code in California law - then in laws across the USA and the world, soon after.

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Tesla west coast Supercharger stations now stretch from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla west coast Supercharger stations now stretch from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla has been busy getting its SuperCharger stations in place, having announced various plans and ambitions related to them over the course of this year. There's good news for Model S owners located on the west coast, with Tesla SuperCharger stations now stretching all the way between Vancouver, Canada and San Diego, California in close enough increments that owners can go on a long road trip.

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Automatic Link driving assistant arriving for iPhone users today

Automatic Link driving assistant arriving for iPhone users today

This isn't the first time we have seen details of the Automatic Link. In fact, the setup was previously expected to arrive back in May. And after that there was another release delay, but the delays have all been put to the side today. The Automatic Link "Smart Driving Assistant" is now available for those using an iPhone. The system can be found with Apple, both online and in retail stores.

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Hyundai Genesis recalled over brake problems

Hyundai Genesis recalled over brake problems

Hyundai has revealed that it will be recalling approximately 27,500 of its Genesis vehicles, all of which are located in the United States and fall in model years between 2009 and 2012. The reason involves problems with the braking system, with the auto maker needing to potentially add more brake fluid and an anti-corrosive additive.

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