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Apple iPhone Digital Key Unveiled Along With BMW Partnership Means Unlocking And Starting The Car Using Your Phone

Apple Digital Key for BMW
New Apple Digital Key will work with both iPhone and Watch to unlock compatible vehicles Partnership between Apple and BMW confirmed NFC technology will allow users to "tap" their phone to the handle to unlock it Unveiled today at the World Developers Conference, the new Apple iOS 14 operating system features a digital key technology that will allow Apple...

2021 Acura TLX Airbag Offers Increased Protection By Wrapping Around Your Head

2021 Acura TLX Airbagvideo
New Acura TLX features a new airbag design designed to increase passenger protection in angled collisions Acura hoping to get highest safety rating from the NHTSA and the IIHS for the new TLX 2021 TLX will include eight airbags The 2021 Acura TLX will feature an innovative airbag design that wraps around the head of the front passenger for...

New Hyundai Cruise Control Uses A.I. To Learn And Adapt To Driver

Hyundai Smart Cruise Control Machine Learning
The Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of a new cruise control system that incorporates artificial intelligence to learn and adapt to the driver's habits and driving preferences. Hyundai says its Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control system dubbed SCC-ML is both an industry and world first. It will be included in Hyundai's Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) feature...

Hyundai Launches Its Own Flying Car Division

Hyundai 45 Concept Frankfurt
Hyundai becomes the first mainstream automaker to launch its own flying car division. Hyundai now has an official air mobility division designed to develop flying cars. Granted, the division will first need to develop the technology needed to fly around in your Elantra. Although the idea may seem ludicrous, Hyundai is very serious about the new division. They have hired Dr....

Mazda i-Activsense Explained and Reviewed

Mazda i-Activsense explained and reviewed
How effective is Mazda i-Activsense and more importantly, how intrusive is it? We've recently had the chance to spend a lot of time with Mazda's i-Activsense system and test it in all sorts of conditions. We were able to use each of its features on the highway, in traffic, in the city, and in parking lots. We've tested i-Activsense in...

Your Car’s Android Auto System Open to Third-Party Apps

Android Auto
Google will make it possible for third-party developers to create apps for the Android Auto infotainment system. The idea here is to create an app ecosystem on Android Auto like the one you find on your phone. If you don't like a specific app for your navigation system, for example, you could download a new app that was created by...

Tesla Sentry Mode Is Good For You, Dog Mode Is Good For Your Pup

Tesla Sentry Mode and Tesla Dog Mode
Tesla introduced two new unique modes that are good for both the owner and their dog. The new Tesla Sentry Mode uses the numerous cameras found on the Tesla Model 3 to record what's happening around the vehicle when the owner is gone. And the Tesla Dog Mode? Well, it was designed to make sure your best friend remains comfortable...

What is Mazda i-ACTIV and Why It’s Better Than It Should Be

Mazda i-ACTIV
In the world of all-wheel drive systems, there are two major categories: full-time and active. Mazda's i-ACTIV is the latter. Normally, full-time AWD is the right way to go to take on tough road conditions. Active or more accurately reactive AWD systems like the Mazda i-ACTIV system tend to not do so well when the weather really gets out of...

What is Ford’s Trail Control? Hint: It’s not that bad

People aren’t too happy with Ford’s Trail Control technology, but I think they are just complaining for the sake of complaining. This isn’t an overly intrusive lane departure warning system that you can’t shut off. Meant to help the user navigate a tough off-road trail, it’s not mandatory and you can either use it or not. Trail Control is essentially an...

What is Porsche InnoDrive?

Porsche innodrive
Many cars and utility vehicles, and not necessarily luxury ones, can feature a form or another of intelligent cruise control. Using various radar and camera technologies, an intelligent cruise control can be very useful on a daily basis for both comfort and safety. Porsche has taken driving assistance to the next level with their InnoDrive system. Their technology is the...

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