Archive for the 'Software in Cars' Category

Mazda has announced that starting soon, all of the company’s new cars will be equipped with brake override systems. The brake override system gives the brake pedal priority over the gas if they are ever both pressed at the same time. Nissan already uses a brake override system and Toyota has also announced plans for […]

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Things can’t get much worse for Toyota. The latest in a long line of problems with the once reliable brand’s cars may be a steering problem caused by the computer on 2009 and 2010 Corollas. According to USA Today, Corolla owners are complaining that their cars suddenly become hard to control at high speeds, pulling […]

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Nissan’s GT-R is one hell of a car. Barely half a year has gone by since its release and already it is bordering on legendary status. This thing is fast, and at around $80,000, it’s relatively affordable given the speed and performance it achieves. Too bad it lunches transmissions… What, it has a fragile gearbox?! […]

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Hyundai and Kia are jumping on the bandwagon to use Microsoft’s in-car software in their vehicles.  Microsoft signed a deal with the two automakers, allowing drivers of the brands to also use voice command technology to make phone calls and control music. Microsoft’s exclusive, one-year contract with Ford expires in November.  This means Ford will […]

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