BMW has announced its intent to support possibly the most overlooked new feature in Apple's iOS 4: iPod Out, which allows an iPhone/iPod to be displayed and controlled directly within the vehicle's entertainment system.
As if handwriting recognition and audio by Bang & Olufsen weren't enough to make us drool over the upcoming Audi A8, the company then showed off Google Earth integration in its navigation system. That system has now been honoured with an award.
If we saw a giant shrub headed down our street, we'd probably just think our neighbour was disguising himself as an evergreen again. However, we now found out we'd better look more closely, as it could be a solar-powered shrub car!
Due to hybrids startling pedestrians in parking lots because of their silent running, there has been some talk of putting synthetic sound-emitting devices in the vehicles, with Nissan's first EV, the Leaf, about to oblige.
With computers firmly in control of our cars and connectivity on the rise, car hacking could be the next big security issue. We speak with two researchers behind a paper on automobile and computer security.
Engineers at Williams' Grove factory in the UK will be just as crucial to the success of its two drivers as its track-side engineers at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, according to Williams' co-founder and engineering director, Patrick Head.