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GM sees in-car 4G Internet lifting profits

GM sees in-car 4G Internet lifting profits

The owners of new General Motors vehicles will increasingly have the opportunity of reaching the world via the car’s built-in mobile broadband system – with the feature ultimately increasing the automaker’s profits. Usually the business for an automaker is what military aviators would call “fire and forget” – they have […]

“Connected” cars are already here

“Connected” cars are already here

We’re well over 7.2 billion people on Earth today and the auto industry represents one of the most important aspects in our every day life – judging by the fact there are also well over one billion vehicles on our roads. And because we live that every day life at […]

Software is gaining importance in cars

Software is gaining importance in cars

When you think about vehicles you don’t usually associate them (in terms of computing) with software – as they definitely seem to be all about hardware. But the “Internet of things” is changing that misconception. The truth is that ever since computers appeared, they were also integrated into our cars […]

The smartphone becomes a car-shopping tool

The smartphone becomes a car-shopping tool

Young buyers, generally described with the term “millennials”, use the Internet when scouting for a new car, but what’s more interesting is they’re increasingly doing it on a smartphone. According to the findings of a new research study, released by AutoTrader.com and made by IHS Automotive, no less than 95% […]

Almost 50% of Young Drivers Use the Internet While Driving

Almost 50% of Young Drivers Use the Internet While Driving

A recent report from State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance shows that 48% of drivers between 18 and 30 years old use the Internet while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that in 2010 distracted driving accounted for 3,092 deaths and 400,000 injuries in road accidents. From 2010 until now […]

BMW to sell i3 and i8 online

BMW to sell i3 and i8 online

The German based automaker BMW is planning to sell the i3 and the i8 online directly, without collaborating with dealers. Even if the car manufacturer has recently opened a specialized showroom in London especially for the upcoming i3 and i8 models, it seems that the company is planning on selling […]

Seat @Mii special edition going on sale online

Seat @Mii special edition going on sale online

Seat has recently announced a special edition of the small Mii vehicle, named the @Mii, which will be offered for sale exclusively online, on the local auto market. According to the car manufacturer, the Seat @Mii is based on the Mii Style Chic and it’s coming with a Night Blue […]

.auto domain name proposed

.auto domain name proposed

Proposals for Internet addresses ending in “.auto”, “.apple” and “.space” are among the nearly 2,000 submitted as part of the largest expansion ever in the online address system. Amazon.com applied for more than five dozen names, including extensions such as .app, .author, .box and .fire. Microsoft also was active, applying […]