Automotive

Samsung’s PixCell LED promises safer automotive lighting for the future

Samsung’s PixCell LED promises safer automotive lighting for the future

One of the driving forces in the automotive manufacturing industry is improved safety. Active safety systems are a major part of all new vehicle designs in recent years. Significant work is being put into assisting drivers and providing solutions to help the driver navigate and anticipate danger while improving the overall driving experience. Samsung says one most promising innovations for helping improve automotive safety is lighting.

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US government warns: Stop filling plastic bags with gasoline

US government warns: Stop filling plastic bags with gasoline

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission was put in a position this week where they needed to issue a warning to citizens. May 12, 2021, at 9AM, the USCPSC released a warning: "Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline." The followed up with another warning: "Use only containers approved for fuel." Why, you might wonder, would anyone EVER fill a plastic bag full of gasoline?

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Huawei eyes software business like Google amid US sanctions

Huawei eyes software business like Google amid US sanctions

Huawei's fall from the world's top 5 smartphone vendors naturally didn't go unnoticed. Shoved out of networking infrastructure, especially 5G, in many countries, the company also found itself struggling in the smartphone market because of its inability to buy parts and components necessary to make those devices. Huawei isn't giving up, though, but does have another Plan B in place and, quite amusingly, it will reportedly be following Google's model in expanding its business to software, the cloud, and cars.

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Tesla saw record profit in Q1 2021, details FSD and Powerwall plans

Tesla saw record profit in Q1 2021, details FSD and Powerwall plans

Tesla has released its Q1 2021 financial report, boasting the first time in the company's history that its non-GAAP net income exceeded $1 billion. In addition to detailing its vehicle and revenue numbers, Tesla touched on a number of current efforts at the company, including its Full Self Driving (FSD) City Streets beta set to expand in the US.

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Hot Wheels Legends Tour seeks custom cars hoping to be turned into toys [UPDATE]

Hot Wheels Legends Tour seeks custom cars hoping to be turned into toys [UPDATE]

The 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour is ready to roll for the year with a variety of fantastic vehicles hoping to be made immortal. This "tour" of sorts aims to bring the most extravagant or otherwise visually spectacular vehicles out of their garages and barns in order to find the best of the best. That most excellent vehicle will be used as a model for the next Hot Wheels Garage of Legends toy - a 1:64 die-cast car for the masses.

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Thrustmaster Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition set for F1 2020

Thrustmaster Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition set for F1 2020

There's a gaming controller in the mix this week made by Thrustmaster that'll make all your other gaming steering wheels look pathetic by comparison. This is the Thrustmaster Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition, and it's absurdly detailed. This game works with the game F1 2020 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, right out the box - including the wheel's own built-in display. It'll work with more games in the future, too.

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Furiosa (Mad Max) set to be Australia’s biggest film shoot ever

Furiosa (Mad Max) set to be Australia’s biggest film shoot ever

The actors are in place, the stage is metaphorically set. Now, the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel "Furiosa" is nearly ready for production. Furiosa's filming will begin in June of this year, 2021. This film will be directed by George Miller, as each of the Mad Max films have been in the past.

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TomTom AmiGO on Android Auto joins growing list of alternative apps

TomTom AmiGO on Android Auto joins growing list of alternative apps

Although Android Auto supported a number of Android apps that were designed for safe hands-free use for driving, that was true only for those that didn't have anything to do with navigation. It was only a few months ago when Google finally opened the doors to third-party navigation, parking, and charging apps and some big names in that market have started to set up shop, like TomTom's Waze-like AmiGO app, no available on Android Auto.

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Spotify Car Thing in-app renders hint at an actual product launch

Spotify Car Thing in-app renders hint at an actual product launch

A couple of years ago, Spotify introduced a test device referred to as Car Thing, a product that featured a small display, controls, and voice command support. The device was designed for use in cars, though only as something like a tool for better understanding how subscribers listen to the service. Now, a new leak suggests, an actual consumer product may be planned.

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Kia details new K8 sedan with available all-wheel-drive and good looks

Kia details new K8 sedan with available all-wheel-drive and good looks

Kia has offered up details on its new K8 sedan that the automaker promises delivers a complete package establishing new quality benchmarks. One of the hallmarks of the new K8 the availability of an all-wheel-drive system making the car suited for cold-weather states with snow and ice during the winter. The vehicle is also packed with advanced driver assistance systems and is set to sell in global markets in April, starting with Korea.

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Jaguar celebrates the 60th anniversary of the E-type

Jaguar celebrates the 60th anniversary of the E-type

March 15 marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic Jaguar vehicles ever made, the E-type. Jaguar Classic is building six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-type cars inspired by the "9600 HP" and "77 RW" examples from the 1961 launch of the E-type in Geneva. Each pair is called the E-type 60 Collection.

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Hot Wheels Red Line Club vehicles no longer limited to members

Hot Wheels Red Line Club vehicles no longer limited to members

In the year 2021, the Hot Wheels Collectors Club will expand with a digital option for memberships. With said membership, Hot Wheels will release the 2021 Red Line Club '70 Boss 302 Mustang. This year's Hot Wheels Red Line Club die-cast car will be the first to be offered without the membership limit, allowing "a more inclusive opportunity for fans 18+ to join the collector community and have access to the highest-quality cars."

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