Uber, the ride-sharing service, doesn't hold a favorable view in all eyes, having been a source of transportation controversy from one coast to the other. Perhaps to mitigate those negatives views, the company has partnered with the Red Cross, making promises pertaining to its business.
This morning we’re seeing Evolution Studios show off DRIVECLUB’s dynamic weather system in two video clips. In addition to seeing how this weather system works, we’re also getting details on the PlayStation 4 bundle that’ll be offered starting at the launch of the game.
If you thought self-driving cars on the highway were scary, then self-driving trucks might absolutely horrify you. But this is exactly where Daimler and Mercedes-Benz are heading with their vision of the truck of the future. The Future Truck 2025 is equipped with the latest autonomous vehicle technology that will let these transport vehicles travel on their own, save operators some money, and relieve drivers of their stress. Ironically it might also relieve them of their jobs.
We’re a long way from the outrage of the first four-door Porsche, and a compact SUV/crossover was almost inevitable. The 2015 Porsche Macan is a direct result of the successes of the Panamera and Cayenne, with a name derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and a surprisingly broad price range depending on your heavy-handedness with both the options sheet and your right foot. As I found, picking the best match of those options isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
Apple’s automotive bid with CarPlay has just expanded with a handful of new high-powered partners. CarPlay partners have already joined the team earlier this year, this list just expanding on an already strong selection of creators. Alfa Romero, Abarth, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and RAM have all been announced to join the crew.
Ford has debuted its 2015 Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, showing off both its technology and its craftsmanship that bears many improvements over past offerings. Among these upgrades are 18-inch Rado Gray alloy wheels as standard, a flat-bottom steering wheel, revised steering in general, and more.
Before the end of the year, Google will be launching their Android Auto program with a massive cross-section of automotive manufacturers. They’ve made clear that the release of Android Auto is part of their Open Automotive Alliance membership, rolling with the likes of FIAT, KIA, Huyndai, Jeep, Bentley, Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and a whole lot more. This alliance also taps developers at Google I/O 2014 with the first Google Auto SDK, ready for release "soon."
We were hoping to see some automotive angle to I/O this year, and we got it. Android Auto is an iteration of the Open Automotive Alliance set forth earlier this year. Rather than make a special system just for your car, Google will take Android Auto wherever you go.