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A massive milestone for the brand
Subaru has just marked a massive milestone: The Japanese carmaker has officially produced 20 million all-wheel-drive vehicles.This achievement comes 49 years after Subaru launched the Leone 4WD Estate Van, the first-ever mass-produced AWD passenger car in Japan.
One day, we will be able to unlock cars just by looking at them
It's difficult to imagine now, but it's entirely possible that one day-perhaps in a decade or two-motorists won't even remember you once had to turn a key to get a car to start. At the rate the
Do you use this?
Playing around with your car's sound system or choosing tracks should be a relatively straightforward process-unless, of course, your ride is equipped with an infotainment interface that's about as intuitive as a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle.Can you relate?
From single-DIN to a single unit spanning the entire dashboard
For a rosy few decades through most of the '80s, '90s, and into the 2000s, most cars could only boast a screen about as impressive as the one on your Casio wristwatch.The classic DIN radio would inform you what frequency you
BMW is getting the feature first
Google has some good news for Android users who have a penchant for misplacing their car keys: The tech giant is now working on enabling its phones to unlock certain vehicles.The Silicon Valley tech giant shared the news today during its
Not bad
As you'll well know, BMW loves its art cars. And to put it mildly, we're rather fond of them, too.Only thing is, BMW's art cars are usually designed and painted by, well...artists. This latest collection may look
How long can this last?
Well, this isn't a good look at all. According to a report by Bloomberg, car manufacturers are now being forced to leave out advanced tech features from their offerings because of the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage.The report says Nissan
Is this the future of taxi services?
In the Philippines, ride-hailing companies like Grab and, before it ditched the market, Uber, have overtaken taxis in the commuting hierarchy. But we think there's still a future for cabs in the transportation scene-albeit a driverless one.In Beijing,
That’s quite a collaboration
Well, here's a dream lineup if we've ever seen one: Mazda, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, and Toyota-five of the Japanese auto industry's biggest contenders-are teaming up to develop next-gen connectivity for their cars.The five companies hope
You either adapt or face obsolescence
Deep inside the German car companies, something very big indeed is shifting. Inside five years, they'll drastically reconfigure how they design, develop, build, and sell.I'd love to tell you what sort of cars this means we'll get, but
From computers to cars
There was a time when McAfee was one of the go-to software for your desktop's antivirus needs. Now? It looks like the company has its sights set on fulfilling a different kind of cybersecurity: The one in our cars.According
Impressive stuff
For real, though: It's going to take a long while before 5g internet is a real thing here in the Philippines. Sure, 5G phones are already around, but until infrastructure to support the technology is rolled out locally, there's going
We can’t wait to try this out
When it comes to in-car infotainment, once you've tried one system, you've pretty much tried them all. Sure, they may differ in appearance somewhat, but most of them offer the same feature set and capabilities.Us? We prefer just
The carmaker is exploring a ‘strategic shift’
It appears Apple isn't the only tech giant looking to jump into making automobiles. This latest one, though, is based on the other side of the globe from Apple, thousands of miles away from Silicon Valley.According to a report by
The carmaker has successfully made a 3D-printed electric drive housing
1Porsche is big into 3D printing at the moment. It's already producing parts for its inventory of classic cars using an 'additive laser fusion process,' and has tested 3D-printed seats and pistons-both of which offer massive improvements over their
Powered by eight CPU cores and 24 gigs of RAM
It's not long now before Mercedes-Benz reveals its all-electric flagship, the hugely significant EQS. So here's something to whet your appetite-the slippery sedan's entirely digital dashboard.The curved glass panel houses Merc's new so-called '
Through the new Guard Mode feature available on the FordPass Pro app
Ford is really going the extra mile to enhance the safety and security of its vehicles. The American carmaker has now revealed a new feature called Guard Mode, which is accessible through the FordPass Pro dedicated smartphone app.Guard Mode is a
In support of The Education Fund’s Food Forests for Schools program
We get it-among us lovers of cars and driving, it's understandable to have some degree of resistance to autonomous driving technologies. But we have to admit that all the travel restrictions and physical-distancing requirements forced upon us by the
The design just bagged Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New’ award to end 2020
We can probably agree that the new Acura TLX is quite the stunner. The stylish sports sedan has the looks with a capable 272hp, 379Nm 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger to boot. That's why it sucks that we probably won'
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