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When Will Commercial Autonomous Cars To Become A Reality

When Will Commercial Autonomous Cars To Become A Reality

Automobiles
Amid increased enthusiasm from automakers, tech companies as well as US government to hit the roads, to the earliest, with commercial autonomous cars, a nonprofit organization, National Safety Council, has come up with some astonishing facts that may slow down the development of the new face of auto industry. According to the organization, about 40,000 Americans died last year due to traffic accidents and the figure is about 6 percent more than that of 2015. More to this, the figure mentioned for 2016 is the deadliest on US roads in about past decade. The jump in traffic casualties has lately raised questions whether driverless cars would be safe on roads. It is underscoring the need for rapid adoption of new automotive safety technologies. If believed to public policy experts...
Top Tips How To Use Smartphone Safely while driving car

Top Tips How To Use Smartphone Safely while driving car

Automobiles, Technology
How to drive safely using smartphone is the call of the time even though it is learned many don't follow technology rules. Below are some of the best, editor picked tips that will help you to be safe on road. Have a look and suggested to follow strictly. Using Vent mount The Insignia Vehicle Mount is priced tagged $20 and is one of the best I have used as the plasticbrackets grips tightly a smartphone or a phablet even though it is a bit harder to install compared some other vent mount. However, one sinle downside of vent mounts are that it blocks the vent. Dashboard/windshield mount is preferred A bit pricey, but Logitech ZeroTouch tagged at $80 is one of the best if you are looking to mount the smartphone on dashboard or windshield. It sticks perfectly to the dash bes...
Who Is Responsible If Self-Driving Car Crashes, Causes Damages, Deaths

Who Is Responsible If Self-Driving Car Crashes, Causes Damages, Deaths

Automobiles, Technology
Legislation to autonomous vehicle is currently in its infancy and hence not easy to say who will be responsible for crashes of driverless cars that causes physical harm, property damages and in some cases even leads to death. As of now corporate giants like Volvo and Tesla have come forward publicly to be taking responsibility of the crashes, or any other faults, in the self-driving cars' software. Meanwhile, Comma AI's CEO George Hotz has a different tone when it comes to taking responsibility. He strictly advises people to download paid version of his self-driving vehicle software and not the free version if he is to stand responsible for any accidents causes by fault in the software. In one of his recent emails to media houses he wrote, "It's not my code, I did not release ...
Why Ford Says NO To Upgrade Cars For Latest Tech Feature; It Unveils SmartLink Instead

Why Ford Says NO To Upgrade Cars For Latest Tech Feature; It Unveils SmartLink Instead

Automobiles, Technology
To get the latest vehicle technology you don't need to kick out your car or even you don't need to shell out thousands of dollars each year upgrading it. There's an answer from Ford which says you don't have to do so. The auto giant has introduced a device called SmartLink that just need to get plugged into contemporary cars to help you get the experience of high-tech twist to the driving. SmartLink is compatible to any model of Ford or Lincoln between 2010 and 2016 to get features like access to smartphone-based remote start, lock, and unlock. The device simply need to be connected to the OBD II port that is just below the steering wheel and other features too pops up like vehicle health and security alerts and vehicle location assistant. Ford's executive vice president of...
2017 Volkswagen Golf Altrack Review – Saves More, Offers More

2017 Volkswagen Golf Altrack Review – Saves More, Offers More

Automobiles
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Altrack is almost here and it is sure to take over the rivals with its USP of being less expensive. Below are the reasons why to buy it. Pros The car's cargo abilities is really large. It has surprisingly capable AWD. The turbo engine is paired well to the DSG automatic. And of course it has got a handsome design too. Cons It is important to note the AWD Sportswagen is far cheaper. Its cabin is sober and spartan. Economy wise the car is not great. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Altrack is sure to convince drivers more to give up their SUV's which are sleeker in design. It is priced competitively starting at $26,950. It has got a meaty makeover with contrast cladding and a bit of jacked-up stance borrow cues which are not an expensive ones like Aud...
Top 7 Futuristic Self-Driving Cars

Top 7 Futuristic Self-Driving Cars

Automobiles
Imagine a car driving you home without any driver. The car surely has artificial intelligence (AI) and too many sensors to know obstacles on the way. Here are seven such future cars which are true inspirational. Such cars are also capable of helping drive smarter and with much safer way. Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Auto giant Ford is lately seen getting more serious with its self-driving cars project and the Ford Fusion prototype is a good example of it that come with two LIDAR sensors for scanning the road better. It may debut in 2021. Both the sensors are located near windshield. Toyota Concept-i Earlier Toyota was not very sure whether to develop a complete autonomous car. It had announced the same, but with its Concept-i it is believed there's change in plan, rather b...