Dyson gives up on the car industry
Published in News
Friday, 11 October 2019 12:07

Dyson gives up on the car industry


Knight calls it a day

The Brexit supporter who shifted his business to Singapore to avoid the economic disaster he supported, Sir James Dyson, has now walked away from his electric car project.

Toyota pretends hybrids are better
Published in Transportation
Friday, 15 March 2019 13:01

Toyota pretends hybrids are better


Better than admitting it has been caught short

The company that bought us sticky gas pedals, Toyota, has fallen behind other car companies in producing electric cars and is dealing with the problem by pretending that hybrids are better.

Qualcomm 5G enabled cars to arrive in 2021
Published in Transportation


Qualcomm CEO confirms

5G is just around the corner in the phone form factor and Qualcomm has now said that OEM devices can be expected in early 2019.

Hackers down security cameras
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 21:15

Hackers down security cameras


You probably weren't expecting this

In the days before the internet of things (IoT) you could be pretty much assured that your toaster, your fridge, your car and your washing machine were just going to break down and you'd have to call an engineer to fix them.

Self-driving cars reveal shortfalls
Published in Transportation
Friday, 04 May 2018 10:54

Self-driving cars reveal shortfalls


DMV request shows that self-driving cars have bugs 

A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human backup.

BlackBerry launches security software for self-driving cars
Published in Mobiles


Jarvis is part of its turnaround efforts

Failed mobile phone maker BlackBerry has launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programmes used in self-driving cars.

Trump gives up on talking cars
Published in News
Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:09

Trump gives up on talking cars


Worried that they might be conspiring against him

A plan to insist that car makers should ship products that allowed each car to talk to each other so that their computers could avoid collisions has been scrapped by Donald  "Prince of Orange" Trump.

Failed Android killer moves into self-driving cars
Published in News


Cyanogen becomes Cyngn

The outfit which claimed to be making an Android killer and failed, is now getting a licence to make self-driving cars.

Fully driverless cars only a few months away
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:28

Fully driverless cars only a few months away


Tested in Phoenix area

Completely driverless cars could be tested in the Phoenix area by the end of the year.

Carmakers lean on China to relax electric car rules
Published in News


Electric cars too advanced for us right now


Global automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars.