Tesla Model D Specs, Features and Release Date

Forget all-wheel drive, speed and battery efficiency, this is the Tesla D’s coolest new trick

By on October 10, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Forget all-wheel drive, speed and battery efficiency, this is the Tesla D’s coolest new trick

As previously teased, Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled its brand new Tesla models, bringing several interesting features to its electric cars, including all-wheel drive, faster speeds, improved battery efficiency, and a cool new trick that might make you want to purchase one a Tesla even more than before. More →

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Apple CarPlay Review

This is the world’s first in-depth review of Apple’s CarPlay

This is the world’s first in-depth review of Apple’s CarPlay

By on October 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Apple’s quest to take over every inch of our digital lives took a small step forward earlier this week with the addition of CarPlay support to several aftermarket car stereo units from Pioneer. CarPlay, you might recall, is Apple’s iOS (and BlackBerry QNX) based solution for moving its iPhone interface off of your smartphone and onto the display on your automobile’s infotainment system.

CarPlay appeared to be fairly impressive upon initial inspection — especially compared to the awful infotainment software found in most cars — but so far we have only seen some brief hands-on looks at the solution on various blogs and news sites. Now, however, the first in-depth CarPlay review has been published. More →

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Tesla D Photo

A leaked photo may have just spoiled Tesla’s upcoming ‘D’ announcement

By on October 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

A leaked photo may have just spoiled Tesla’s upcoming ‘D’ announcement

Tesla is by far the most exciting car company in the world right now, as founder and CEO Elon Musk continues to lead the charge away from gas-powered vehicles. With one car currently on the road and another two known to be in development, Musk took to Twitter earlier this week to tease what some believed might be a fourth model currently in the works.

As it turns out, however, the Tesla “D” Musk has been teasing might not be a new model at all. Instead, a photograph taken by an unknowing passer-by may have just spoiled Tesla’s big reveal, which is scheduled to take place on October 9th. More →

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Tesla Motors D Announcement

Tesla CEO Musk drops a tantalizing hint about a major announcement next week

By on October 2, 2014 at 6:09 PM.

Tesla CEO Musk drops a tantalizing hint about a major announcement next week

On Thursday, Elon Musk tweeted out what looked like a partial unveiling of the Tesla Motors D and a hint that he may be unveiling something else in next week’s Tesla Motors announcement.

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Flying Bicycle Kickstarter Project

Finally – a flying bicycle is on the verge of becoming a reality

By on September 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Finally – a flying bicycle is on the verge of becoming a reality

Why are you reading a blog focusing on smartphones right now? Why not a transportation blog? Mostly because the pace of technological change in the phone industry has been dazzling over the past 15 years while cars, planes and trains are pretty much what they were 30 years ago. More →

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Apple CarPlay Release Date Delay

You won’t be buying an Apple CarPlay vehicle this year after all

By on September 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

You won’t be buying an Apple CarPlay vehicle this year after all

It seems that amid all the excitement surrounding the iPhone 6 launch, Apple has quietly delayed one of its most intriguing new proposals. 9to5Mac noticed on Tuesday that Apple had updated its CarPlay landing page to note that the CBS News application will be compatible with the software, but the company also removed any mention of the year 2014 from the lineup of vehicle manufacturers that have partnered with Apple. More →

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Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car

Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world

By on September 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world

While some people have successfully 3D printed buildings, others have taken the same approach to the car manufacturing business, as a company has just come out with a car called the Strati that’s the first 3D-printed car in the world. Scientific American reveals that it took Local Motors only 45 hours to build the Strati, a two-seater “neighborhood” electric car that has a range of up to 120 miles and a maximum speed of 40 mph. More →

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Automatic Trip Tracker Web Dashboard

Automatic trip tracker adds Web Dashboard for easier trip sorting, exporting

By on September 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Automatic trip tracker adds Web Dashboard for easier trip sorting, exporting

We’re pretty big fans of Automatic’s savvy trip tracker ‘round these parts, but one of our primary gripes when reviewing it late last year was the dearth of accessible data. For those just catching up, Automatic plugs into your vehicle’s OBD-II port — a port that you may not even be aware of unless you’re mechanically inclined. From there, it syncs with your iPhone or Android handset via Bluetooth each time you take a trip, collecting data on mileage, fuel economy, hard braking, etc. It gathers oodles of useful information, but didn’t really go so far as to make a ton of it available to the motorist.

That’s changing somewhat with today’s introduction of Web Dashboard. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car Issues

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

By on August 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

It was inevitable that Google would have to overcome a few obstacles to make its self-driving car a reality. Despite months of successful tests, government officials and the general public are still concerned about the safety risks posed by a vehicle without any manual override. As The Wall Street Journal reports, if Google wants to continue to test its cars on public roads in California, the company is going to have to abide by a new set of rules starting on September 16th. The new rules will require Google to give drivers the ability to take “immediate physical control” of the vehicle if necessary. More →

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World's Best Motorcycle Videos

Watch this motorcyclist crash into the back of a car then miraculously land on its roof feet first

By on August 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Watch this motorcyclist crash into the back of a car then miraculously land on its roof feet first

While we’ve been wowed all year by various GoPro videos that give us a first-person perspective of incredibly crazy situations and stunts, there are times when showing something from a third-person perspective is really the only way to do it justice. That’s definitely the case with a new video that’s popped up on LiveLeak that shows a motorcyclist who survives crashing into the back of a car in a miraculous way. More →

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Lyft Vs. Uber Driver

Lyft: Uber employees have sent us over 5,000 ride requests that they’ve canceled at the last minute

By on August 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Lyft: Uber employees have sent us over 5,000 ride requests that they’ve canceled at the last minute

Unsurprisingly, the battle between Lyft and Uber has spawned a host of dirty tricks. CNN reports that Lyft claims to have received more than 5,000 fake driver requests from Uber employees, who then subsequently cancel their requests just to make life more difficult for Lyft employees. In fact, Lyft claims that one would-be passenger has used his phone number to set up 22 different accounts that he’s used to singlehandedly order and cancel more than 1,800 rides. More →

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Tesla Model X Model 3

Apple is no longer Apple – but Tesla is

By on August 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Apple is no longer Apple – but Tesla is

This is the state of the smartphone/tablet market: Investors were overjoyed when Apple delivered 4.6% revenue growth in the spring quarter. And the hottest product of the year in the mobile device industry is going to be iPhone 6 because it finally is an iPhone with a screen size larger than 4 inches. More →

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