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Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

By | Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, Gadgets, TC, Transportation, VTT Technical Research Center

 It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. Read More

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Trillium aims to shield your high-tech car against cyberattacks

By | Automotive, Battlefield, Disrupt Berlin 2017, Events, Gadgets, Security, Startups, TC, Transportation, trillium

 Cars these days are basically computers with wheels, and as with other computers, you’ll probably want to make a few changes to protect against cyberthreats. Trillium, presenting today at Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield, is looking to be the security solution for in-car computer systems, adding extra encryption, intrusion detection, and other firewall-like features. Read More

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Muse is a simple dedicated Amazon Alexa add-on for the car

By | Alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Show, Automotive, Bluetooth, Computer Hardware, computing, Gadgets, Hardware, smart speakers, Speak Music, TC, Technology, usb, wireless

 Want to bring Alexa into your vehicle? You now have a few options, including a new $49.99 accessory from voice tech company Speak Music, which is launching Muse, essentially a Bluetooth-enabled Amazon Echo for the car. The small device allows you to access Alexa skills while on the go, using voice commands and the “Alexa” wake word, while connecting to your in-car stereo system… Read More

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Your smartphone is the key for the Tesla Model 3

By | Automotive, Gadgets, TC, Tesla, Transportation

 The Tesla Model 3 is unique in a lot of ways, but one of the more interesting is its use of your smartphone as the only key – there’s not fob, even, let alone an ignition for a traditional key. The vehicle uses the Tesla app on your smartphone to communicate your identity, unlock the vehicle, and know when it’s ready to start and turn off. The Model 3 uses Bluetooth LE to talk… Read More

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