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New eHorizon system warns of road hazards just around the corner

New eHorizon system warns of road hazards just around the corner It will build on information gleaned from cars ahead that is sent via smartphone to the cloud, then passed on to nearby vehicles.But today, just about everyone has a smartphone, something eHorizon could leverage quickly.

New Audis will tell you when the next traffic light will turn green

New Audis will tell you when the next traffic light will turn green The car gets an accurate signal via its telematics module and displays the time-to-green in the instrument panel and head-up display.The US has 300,000 traffic signals — some owned by the government, some by private companies contracted to run and service the signals.

Why self-driving cars are drawing ever closer — except from Apple

Why self-driving cars are drawing ever closer — except from Apple Uber announced it’s about to start testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.Uber this week plans to begin a limited test in Pittsburgh of self-driving cars that will pick up and chauffeur passengers.

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device With the purchase of Harman, Samsung is looking for a bigger role in the automotive sector.The Samsung SmartThings hub may be the de facto standard for controlling disparate protocols (Zigbgee, Z-Wave) and brands for lights, dimmers, thermostats, moisture sensors, door locks, and alarms.

Hands on with Audi's exciting (no, really) traffic light countdown timer

Hands on with Audi's exciting (no, really) traffic light countdown timer When the traffic light ahead turns red, if your car has Audi Traffic Light Information, an indicator shows up in the instrument panel: a traffic light icon and a countdown timer with the predicted time to green.The information is transferred to Audi, which then sends it via Audi Connect to cars equipped to receive Audi Traffic Light Information.

2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive Review: Tech Makes It the Ultimate People Hauler

2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive Review: Tech Makes It the Ultimate People Hauler The 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan may be the long-distance cruiser of choice for larger groups, rather than an SUV.The Magic Slide second-row seats slide left-right to allow super-easy third row access if you remove the narrow middle seat of the second row.