The number of car services that let you hail a cab using your smartphone has grown significantly over the last few years. Two of the largest firms in the business are Uber and Lyft. Both perform the same function letting users get a car to take them where they need to go using a smartphone app.
Hyundai and its sister company Kia have been in trouble in the past for overstating fuel efficiency of their vehicles. Back in early 2013 overstating fuel efficiency of some of their vehicles on window stickers cost the firms over $400 million combined.
Many automakers have been forced to make significant numbers of recalls over the last several years. The most recent is Honda and the company has announced that it is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans from the 2005-2010 model range. The recall has to do with a risk of fire according to the automaker.
If you have ever seen the movie Transformers, you are familiar with the notion of something innocuous changing into something else. In the movies, most of the transforming is of robots into cars. You won't ever own a car that can turn into a robot, but you can own an electric scooter that turns into a briefcase.
In the summer of 2012, the California state government approved a bill that allowed driverless cars on the roadways in California. This opened the door for firms like Google working in the autonomous car industry to begin testing cars on public streets. Before the cars could come to the public, a myriad of rules needed to be created and enforced.
Today, Apple officially entered the automobile infotainment market with the announcement of CarPlay. This car system connects your iPhone to your car to provide a hands-free and even eyes-free driving experience, while enjoying your music, getting updated with the latest traffic conditions, and receiving or making those important phone calls.