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LA fire forces police warning: Don’t trust map apps

LA fire forces police warning: Don’t trust map apps

As Los Angeles continues to burn, the LA Police Department has been forced to warn drivers not to trust their navigation apps, which may mistake roads where fires are raging for conveniently open routes. It's proved to be another example of how the Internet of Things may be heavily interconnected, but it isn't quite as smart as it really needs to be in order to be truly reliable.

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Toyota and Mazda team on EVs, V2V and the Millennial menace

Toyota and Mazda team on EVs, V2V and the Millennial menace

Toyota and Mazda are teaming up on new electric cars, as well as vehicle production in the US and car-to-car communications. The deal, announced today, will see the Japanese automakers collaborate not only on new models but on how and where they're produced, as well as see each take a stake in the other's business. For Mazda in particular, it's a shortcut to getting into the EV business.

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Cadillac is testing V2I cars that talk to traffic lights

Cadillac is testing V2I cars that talk to traffic lights

Cadillac has given its CTS luxury sedan the ability to chat with traffic lights, though the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology isn't yet on production vehicles. Instead, the automaker has been carrying out trials on cars that can communicate with city infrastructure, more specifically getting information on when the lights are likely to change. That data, Cadillac says, could make urban driving both safer and less stressful.

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Inside Cadillac’s early bet on Vehicle-to-Vehicle tech

Inside Cadillac’s early bet on Vehicle-to-Vehicle tech

Until now, the only way one car could communicate with another was if the driver leaned on the horn or made imaginative hand-signals to their fellow motorists. With the arrival of the 2017 Cadillac CTS, though, all of a sudden the vehicle itself gets chatty. Making V2V, or Vehicle-to-Vehicle, communication a standard feature, it promises not only an increase in on-road safety but to pave the way to new semi-autonomous and self-driving features. The big question is, with Vehicle-to... well, anything still in its infancy, why is Cadillac making the jump now?

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