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Tesla overtakes GM to become biggest US Carmaker

Tesla overtakes GM to become biggest US Carmaker | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Tesla has leapfrogged General Motors to become America’s most valuable carmaker, riding a wave of optimism about the electric vehicle company despite its continuing losses.
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Toyota unveils Concept Car with Artificial Intelligence

Toyota unveils Concept Car with Artificial Intelligence | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a new concept vehicle at the CES tech trade show that officials say features an artificial intelligent system
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New Car Technology keeps Teen Drivers Safe

New Car Technology keeps Teen Drivers Safe | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The Chevrolet Malibu which is equipped with a System that can help keep Teen drivers safe on the road.
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Trevor Corso's curator insight, October 25, 2016 9:38 AM
This technology is a game changer.  Keep your family members safe!
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A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road

A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has proposed spending $4 billion to accelerate autonomous-car technology during the next decade. For $20,440, you can get a car capable of driving itself pretty well on a highway today.
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Toyota Hires Entire Staff of Autonomous-Vehicle Firm

Toyota Hires Entire Staff of Autonomous-Vehicle Firm | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it

Toyota Motor, looking to gain an edge in the auto industry’s race for technology talent, has recruited the staff at a small Massachusetts-based autonomous-vehicle company to work on its advanced projects.

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Car Makers Test Technology to Make You Pay Attention to the Road

Car Makers Test Technology to Make You Pay Attention to the Road | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it

Major auto makers are testing driver-monitoring systems that use artificial intelligence to determine if a driver is too tired or distracted to drive safely, and the first such systems could be available next year.

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Ford to add 13 electric Vehicles to its lineup, plans $4.5B investment

Ford to add 13 electric Vehicles to its lineup, plans $4.5B investment | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
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London's black Cabs become moving traffic Billboards

London's black Cabs become moving traffic Billboards | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Black cabs are being fitted with digital signage that broadcasts traffic warnings.
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A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving

A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
A robust Driving Mode on smartphones would reduce distractions and save lives.
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Electric driverless Bus to operate in California & Singapore

Electric driverless Bus to operate in California & Singapore | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
A French company named EasyMile is bringing one of its electric driverless buses, the EZ10, to both California and Singapore. The buses will be operating at a car park in the latter country, and at…
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Porsche Mission E Electric Car to Compete With Tesla Model

Porsche Mission E Electric Car to Compete With Tesla Model | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
One of the world's greatest automobile companies has just announced its new electric vehicle: Prosche Mission E
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Cover Company FR's curator insight, October 8, 2015 9:33 AM

Porsche Electrique!

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Technology Focus: Is your Car Broadcasting too much Information?

Technology Focus: Is your Car Broadcasting too much Information? | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Car hacking is a reality the general public will have to deal with. Nothing can be as intrusive and dangerous as strangers taking over your car while you are driving it. Last week, Valasek and Miller’s digital car-jacking stunt using 3G connectivity on a Jeep Cherokee’s infotainment system illustrated how life-threatening this situation can get. The discovery of the bug has since led to the recall of of 1.4 million vehicles. A similar hack—but off-road this time—was also demonstrated a few days after, but this time via digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio signals. Last week’s revelations are not the first time that car security has been in the spotlight, earlier in 2015, German security specialist Dieter Spaar discovered vulnerabilities in BMW ConnectedDrive. We have been monitoring and researching this security area as well (Automotive Security: Connected Cars Taking the Fast Lane). High Visibility Can Mean High Risk Currently, we are investigating the SmartGate System, first introduced by Škoda Auto in its Fabia III cars, which allows car owners to connect a smartphone to a car to read and display data such as how fast your car is going, how much fuel you are using on average, how many days till your next oil change or service and the like. Škoda Auto, more known as Škoda, is a Czech auto manufacturer that is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Figure 1. Škoda SmartGate sample telemetry screen During our research, we discovered that any attacker can read more than twenty parameters similar to the above and even lock out the owner of the car from the SmartGate system. All the attacker needs to do is to stay within the SmartGate’s in-car Wi-Fi range, identify the car’s Wi-Fi network, and then break the password, which is secured quite weakly. Interestingly, staying within the Wi-Fi range would not be so difficult, because the attacker can be lurking within up to fifty feet of the vehicle and still be within range. The Wi-Fi range could be even wider if the attacker is using a high-gain antennae. From there, the attacker can read all the car’s data. In our real-world test, we were able to break into the Wi-Fi even as we were driving behind the target car. Both cars were moving at approximately 30 to 40 kph. Meanwhile, reading the car data worked up to 120 kph, as for safety reasons we did not want to try higher speeds. We also found out that Wi-Fi Direct makes it incredibly easy for attackers to determine the PIN.  SmartGate firmware shipped with recently built cars (or cars where a Škoda car owner or his dealer updated the SmartGate firmware) supports Wi-Fi Direct. You may say that this is more a privacy concern and less a severe security issue, i.e. we cannot stop the engine or blow up the gas tank or anything like that, however, unlike the possible attacks being discussed in the news which require the IP address of the car, which is quite hard to get, the Škoda SmartGate security issue has much less barriers to success: you only need the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), which is often clearly printed on the car’s dashboard. Sufficiently motivated attackers can stalk targets using the leeched information. An attacker can wait for you to turn on the ignition in your car, and once your Wi-Fi gets online, the attacker can learn your SmartGate device password, change your Wi-Fi settings, and basically lock you out of the system. An attacker can then wait for you in some location knowing you will need to go back to your car dealer to have your settings reset. Škoda Fabia Car Owners and Maker Need to Act Now Furthermore, we found out that more recent versions of SmartGate support Wi-Fi Direct, sometimes called Wi-Fi P2P, which can provide an unseen advantage for the attacker: the system does not need the owner’s smartphone to be connected and, as mentioned earlier, the Wi-Fi PIN is easy to crack. Right now, Trend Micro recommends all owners of Škoda cars that support SmartGate (in Germany it’s the Fabia, Octavia, Yeti and Superb, but it may vary in different countries) to do the following, where at least step 1 is highly recommended: Change the Wi-Fi transmission (Wi-Fi TX) power to 10% Change the Wi-Fi password and change the Wi-Fi Direct PIN (if Wi-Fi Direct is supported) Change the Wi-Fi network name SmartGate is currently rolled out to other Škoda car models, so it is high time for Škoda to take action as well. These are good places to look into: Re-consider to set the Wi-Fi TX power to 10% as default via a firmware update. Add a strong recommendation in the car's manual for owners to change the password and PIN. Design an “on/off” switch for SmartGate. The SmartGate (Wi-Fi) is on when the ignition is on. But sometimes you just don’t need the SmartGate functionality. Admittedly, there is a workaround—you can unplug the cable of the SmartGate device which is located below the driver’s seat. However, that isn’t convenient for users, especially those who want to use the SmartGate function at times. There should be either a physical on/off switch or you can easily switch it on/off in the car settings menu of the on-board multimedia unit. Governments and other regulatory bodies have taken great strides in ensuring road safety throughout the years, where the impact of physical components on physical security are scrutinized. With the integration of smart devices into everyday lives, security conversations should include the impact of digital components as well. The Internet of Things may be a much-abused buzz word, but it is happening now and has clear and dangerous consequences if security is not built in. All tests have been performed with a Škoda Fabia III car, SmartGate HW version 0004, SmartGate SW version 0884, and SW version 0928. As of this writing, SW version 0928 appears to be the latest version. More details and information about this security concern will be discussed at length in an upcoming entry. Legal disclaimer: The information provided in this statement is only of a general nature and only meant to serve as information. It is not intended to give any practical or legal advice and must not be interpreted as such. Without any specific practical or legal advice obtained from a third party, the contents of this document must not be relied on or interpreted as instructions for any action to be taken. Trend Micro reserves the right to change this information at any time and without any previous warning. Trend Micro does not assume any warranty or liability, in whichever form, for this document or its use, neither expressly nor tacitly.
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A Car that’s powered by Salt Water

A Car that’s powered by Salt Water | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Affordable Salt Water powered super Car.

A Video featuring first Electric Car powered by Salt Water
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Testing the Faraday Future the Fastest Accelerating Production Vehicle to hit the Roads

Testing the Faraday Future the Fastest Accelerating Production Vehicle to hit the Roads | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Testing the Faraday Future the Fastest Accelerating Production Vehicle to hit the Roads
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Top innovations that changed Cars Forever

Top innovations that changed Cars Forever | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The car industry is full of innovations that went nowhere until someone -- quite often not the original inventor -- worked out how to industrialize the idea.
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EV Concepts Merge with Reality at the Paris Auto Show

EV Concepts Merge with Reality at the Paris Auto Show | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
I might have been imagining things, but automakers seemed a bit nervous at this year's Paris Auto Show. Maybe it's because it's first the first major ca
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Cost-cutting 'Black Box' insurance Policies Surge in Popularity

Cost-cutting 'Black Box' insurance Policies Surge in Popularity | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The devices are particularly popular with young drivers seeking to cut costs.
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New NYC Buses are Getting Wi-Fi and USB charging Ports

New NYC Buses are Getting Wi-Fi and USB charging Ports | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it

Over 2,000 high-tech buses are replacing current New York City buses over the next five years, MTA announced. Get ready for Wi-Fi and USB charging ports.

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BMW’s Insane Car of the Future replaces Dashboards with Augmented Reality

BMW’s Insane Car of the Future replaces Dashboards with Augmented Reality | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it

BMW is in the midst of celebrating its 100th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, it just rolled out the Vision Next 100 concept at its Munich headquarters. By all appearances, it's one of the...

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Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 Billion Bet on High-Definition Digital Mapping

Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 Billion Bet on High-Definition Digital Mapping | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
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Swipe: Is The End Of Human Drivers In Sight?

Swipe: Is The End Of Human Drivers In Sight? | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Will driving your own car one day be just a hobby, like horse riding? When can we expect to be using driverless cars?
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Tesla Motors, Inc. Flexes Fleet Learning Technology and Over-The-Air Updates

Tesla Motors, Inc. Flexes Fleet Learning Technology and Over-The-Air Updates | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Tesla's auto steer may encapsulate this week's headline grabbers, but it's the electric-car maker's seamless rollout of over-the-air software updates that should be garnering the attention of investors.
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Olivier Baggiano's curator insight, October 21, 2015 5:28 AM
Not teaching related, but can't wait for these cars to be more affordable. Maybe Australia could have a subsidy like Sweden has?
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BMW's New 7 Series Illuminates a Path To Your Car's Door at Night

BMW's New 7 Series Illuminates a Path To Your Car's Door at Night | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Key fobs have all but eliminated the difficulties in finding the key hole on a car door at night, but what if finding your actual car is the problem?
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Porsche Electric Sports Car concept is back with some incredible Technology

Porsche Electric Sports Car concept is back with some incredible Technology | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Porsche's Mission E electric concept has 600 horsepower and holographic controls.
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Jukka Riivari's curator insight, September 16, 2015 3:07 AM

Competition heating up

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Google Driverless Car- The Obstacle Detection Unit

Google Driverless Car- The Obstacle Detection Unit | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The obstacle detection unit of driverless car includes sonar devices, stereo cameras, a localization camera, a laser, and a radar detection unit.
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