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Apple CarPlay update to offer air-con and seat control

Apple CarPlay update to offer air-con and seat control

Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a project to further its devices’ integration with cars, extending its CarPlay interface to also control functions such as the climate control and seat adjustment for compatible vehicles. The project is in its initial stages, adopting the codename ‘IronHeart’ as reported by financial publication Bloomberg. Its development would …

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Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

The world’s first consumer safety rating system for automated driving systems is being developed in the UK, with the expectation it will be adopted by crash testers.  Thatcham Research – the UK car insurance industry’s research centre and a partner of Euro NCAP – is developing the rating system with funding from Zenzic – an …

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EV maker claims self driving may mislead people

EV maker claims self driving may mislead people

The industry should limit using the terms autonomous and self driving, considering no automobile today is truly capable of that and its common usage is becoming misleading for consumers, according to the Chief Executive Officer of Chinese electric-car maker Li Auto Inc. On his WeChat account Monday, Li Xiang’s comments come days after a fatal …

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Government announces Automated Lane Keeping System call for evidence

The government has launched a call for evidence to help shape how automotive technology in vehicles could be used in future on our roads. The call for evidence will look at the Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) – an automated system that can take over control of the vehicle at low speeds, keeping it in …

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Over a third of motorists have no idea how to use car tech features

Over a third of motorists have no idea how to use tech features on their cars, according to a study from the British Motor Show. More than a third of drivers (35%) remain in the dark as to how to use Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and high-tech infotainment platforms properly, with 20% of drivers …

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