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Google Self-Driving Cars Move Forward with Krafcik as CEO

John Krafcik will be taking his talents to Mountain View, the site of Google’s Northern California headquarters. Krafcik (pictured), a highly accomplished auto executive, will serve as CEO of Google’s self-driving cars project starting in late September. In his new role, Krafcik will be responsible for steering the Google Self-Driving Car Project—otherwise known as Project Titan—towards its goal

Uber and Taxi: Escalation

A few short years ago, in the days before Uber, Taxis were the only source of private public transportation. All the other options were that of mass transportation, i.e. planes, trains, and automo-... buses. Taxis, actually fell under luxury transportation, like limos and rickshaws. Uber has introduced a whole new medium of transport, one in which both the rider and the rider feel an escalation in

Hyperloop Transportation: Tangible Plans

Elon Musk asserted that hyperloop transportation would be a cost effective addition to the US transportation portfolio. In theory, it would be the most energy efficient form of transport. Musk went so far as to post a 57 page outline of his idea in August of 2013. Now, hyperloop transportation is starting to yield tangible plans. Musk presented his idea hoping that some go-getter would take his p

Daimler May Team with Apple, Google on Self-Driving Vehicles

Could Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, collaborate someday with Apple and Google to create self-driving vehicles? “Many things are conceivable,” said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (see above photo) in an interview with Deutsche Unternehmerboerse. Granted, that is pretty noncommittal as far as answers go. Equally ambiguous is Zetsche’s remark, as reported by Reuters, that the company

Electric Highways: First in the U.K., Next the U.S.A.?

If we told you that you could get on a highway that charges your electric vehicle as you drive, you’d probably call us crazy. Just don’t tell that to the folks over at Highways England, who are currently at work to make this seemingly implausible scenario of “electric highways” a potential reality. A government-owned company that manages road network operations, Highway England conducted a feasib

OwnStar Web Expands

Samy Kamkar is Security researcher; who, earlier this month; exposed a vulnerability in GM or more specifically OnStar’s programming with a device he called OwnStar. Before heading to last week’s annual Def Con in Las Vegas, he showed the Zero Day to GM and OnStar for them to quickly address the problem. Despite this, he still had a few Zero Days to expose at the Hacking conference. N

Is Apple’s Project Titan Finally a Go?

Apple Inc. is notorious for its next-level focus on secrecy and security, which on one level makes a good deal of sense—after all, when you’re one of the most recognizable brands on the planet, it makes good business sense to keep your proprietary data under wraps as much as possible. Then again, such secrecy can prove annoying when attempting to glean even a scrap of information about projects in

Hyundai: Evolution of Genesis

2015 pulled the rug pulled from under Hyundai’s feet. After the over a decade of explosive expansion, the Korean company and its sister Kia are finally feeling stagnant sales like most other auto makers. The minimalist car maker responded to their new climate of mediocre growth by previewing a potential facelift for their Genesis family; Hyundai released a concept sports Coupe; the Vision G.

Will Tesla Motors Deliver?

Tesla Motors has a habit of promising amazing things in elaborate events… then never mentioning them again until eons after the declared date or when called on it. To be honest, most of that can be traced to their enigmatic leader, Elon Musk. The man is a genius and a promotional wizard, but I am not sure he realizes time is linear. All of his pledges will eventually be proven true, but like an

OnStar or OwnStar?

It seems that hacking cars is the new big thing, and GM’s Onstar has been the latest victim. One of the Defcon Events will actually be to Hack a Tesla Model S Live on stage. This will be the first live debuting of an automotive Zero-day. OwnStar as it was dubbed by its creator has the capability of tricking the car into thinking a hacker is the car’s owner using the OnStar Mobile app. This hack i