FBI and NHTSA Warn Drivers about the Security Risks of Connected Cars

Cyber security is one of the main concerns when it comes to connected cars. Despite all the progress, connected vehicles are still nowhere near being 100% secure. I think we all remember this experiment and how it made us feel. Official sources have released a new warning about possible threats. It highlights how attackers might seek to remotely exploit vulnerabilities from now…

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Ehang 184 – The First Passenger-Ready Drone

There were many interesting inventions at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show. One thing caught my attention in particular: Ehang 184, a passenger-ready drone. The main difference between the Ehang 184 and a helicopter is that the vehicle is autonomous. Thus, the passenger doesn’t need a pilot’s license. The uses of a passenger-ready drone The Ehang 184…

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Zubie Can Turn Your Old Car into a Smart Car

For people who want to own a connected and smart car, there are two main options: buy one or turn your current car into one. For those interested in the second, less expensive option, there’s Zubie, a device that plugs into the OBD-II port and gives you access to WiFi and connected apps. What a smart…

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Volvo Takes On The European Platooning Challenge With Semi-Automated Trucks

Volvo Group have been partners of the European Platooning Challenge for some time and they  have shown interest in truck platooning technology in the past but on March 18, they announced that they will also be participating. Their three semi-automated trucks are leaving on March 31 from Gothenburg and going to the Netherlands. The European Platooning Challenge Organized by the Netherlands as current President…

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London Underground Strike Proves The Benefits of Forced Experimentation

Most people would see a strike causing public transportation to partially close as an inconvenience. Well, Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems aren’t most people. These three researchers saw it as an opportunity to study the effects, and the results they got show just how beneficial forced experimentation can be. A considerable number of commuters permanently changed their old…

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Google Accounts for 13 Accidents in Its Self-Driving Cars

According to one of Google’s reports, between September 2014 and November 2015, their self-driving cars have had a total of 341 “disengagements” over a total distance of 424,331 miles. That’s what Google refers to when the test driver takes control of the vehicle. It may seem like a huge number, but there’s no need to worry, since 272 of these disengagements happened because the…

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