Twitter Inc., seeking a bigger slice of the more than $15 billion auto-advertising market, said households with users of its service were twice as likely to buy a new car as the average U.S. household.
Volvo is hoping to save customers time and end the practice of waiting around at home for deliveries by introducing new technology that lets them choose their car as a delivery option when ordering products online.
OBDLink MX WiFi is described by the company that makes it as a “swiss army knife for your car,” which isn’t surprising when you see what it can do. The device turns your smart phone, tablet, or PC into a sophisticated diagnostic scan tool, trip computer, and real-time performance monitor – all of which can be used with a variety of highly-rated apps.
The ‘Try my Hybrid’ campaign in Norway is a social + mobile platform featuring real Toyota Hybrid owners – who for no money – signed on to let strangers, friends and neighbours (plus friends of friends through Facebook) test drive their Hybrid.
Automatic is a smart driving assistant which combines a small piece of hardware with mobile applications to enhance your car’s performance. Thanks to a recent update, the device can now interact with Apple’s iBeacon, a move which could mean remote payments, car location tracking, and other interesting automotive-based apps that utilize the two systems.
Renault has dreamed up a concept car that would include a "flying companion" in the form of a quadrocopter. The tiny drone would launch from a special compartment in the car's roof. Should the concept every become reality, the drone could be controlled manually via a tablet or be set to fly autonomously to pre-determined GPS waypoints, presumably matching your driving speed.
GPS and other in-car displays are great for getting us from point A to point B, and some high-end vehicles even have displays on the windshield, but in the near future cars will be able to identify external objects in front of the driver and display information about them on the windshield.