automotive

New app lets Android Wear control your Tesla Model S

Smartwatches seem to be the latest cool tech trend as you can just speak into your device and you can make things happen, just like in the movies a few years ago. Now a new app will make them even cooler as it can make a car do basic commands, that is if you have a smartwatch that runs on Android Wear and if you’re one of the privileged owners of a Tesla Model S.

GM app scans license plates, gets driver’s phone number

Scared of having your phone number accidentally spread over the Internet? That may be the least of your worries if GM's new app and system ever takes off. The app, called DiDi plate will let anyone, with the right app of course, take a snapshot of a car's license plate and get the driver's phone number, opening him or her to a world of hurt from unsolicited messages.

Dash’s new IFTTT channel gives smarter driving options

Have you ever wanted to boast about your “driving score” (in real life, not in just a game) on Facebook? Did you wish that you could log all your car trips automatically to Google Drive? Well Dash, the popular car app, now has its very own IFTTT channel so you can do these things plus other recipes to make you drive smarter.

Google’s self-driving car is getting educated on city street driving

Regardless of how you feel about self-driving cars, it seems reasonable to think they are safer on the highway (as opposed to the busy city streets). Well, take that potentially terrifying thought about city street driving and begin to think of it as reality. Google has given an update on the self-driving car project and it includes just that -- city street driving.

Automatic driving assistant arrives for Android

The Automatic Link is touted as a "Smart Driving Assistant" but given support had been limited to iOS, it may not have been on the radar of many Android users. The good news is that has changed as of today. The Automatic app has landed in the Google Play Store ready for Android users looking to connect a little closer with their car.
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