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UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »

In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

Next-Level Integration As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you. The inventor, designer, and technologist told Futurism he sees biometrics, which is “the ability for a vehicle, an environment, or a service to recognize who you are and how you are,” as one ... Read More »

Comexposium partners with Amara Group for Indonesian auto shows

Comexposium Group has announced a joint venture with Amara Group, also known as API – PT Amara Pameran International, a major player in events organisation in Indonesia. This new partnership that will be finalised in August and includes notably GIIAS (GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show), the leading auto show in Indonesia. GIIAS gathers more than 360 exhibitors including the leading ... Read More »

Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Hunting for a Reliable Used Car

An elderly woman is crying profusely over the phone, and all anyone can do is listen and try to console her. Through no fault of her own, she’s now beside herself with a $7000 repair estimate for a car that has become a 3500-pound paperweight. The only thing she knows about cars is how to drive one. Guess who was responsible ... Read More »

Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Hunting for a Reliable Used Car

An elderly woman is crying profusely over the phone, and all anyone can do is listen and try to console her. Through no fault of her own, she’s now beside herself with a $7000 repair estimate for a car that has become a 3500-pound paperweight. The only thing she knows about cars is how to drive one. Guess who was responsible ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

2018 Jeep Wrangler readies for Los Angeles Auto Show debut

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has confirmed that we’ll be seeing a new Wrangler later this year at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. In an interview with UK-based Auto Express, Manley also revealed a few additional details about the 2018 Wrangler’s drivetrains, increased capability and refinement levels, as well as design. The new Wrangler’s “future-proofed” platform is said to be capable of ... Read More »

Future of renewable energy: Sunny investment climate for solar technology in India

On May 12, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73% fall since 2010, and compares favourably with India’s cheapest power source–coal, electricity from which now ranges between Rs 3/unit and Rs 5/unit. The new low solar cost was announced at a reverse auction–in which the role of buyer and seller is reversed and the seller with the ... Read More »

Team of 11 for Uganda auto show

PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi-based motorcycle enthusiast Micky Bassi (right) with Peter Wanday of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. A team of 11 Kenyan motoring enthusiasts will compete in the sixth edition of Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show in Kampala. The 11, led by Peter Wanday, will compete in the event set for July 29 at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. ... Read More »

Car Review: Mercedes SL450 Roadster, a mix of sport and luxury for 2017

WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience.  WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience. (WTOP/Mike Parris) The SL450 has a folding hard top, so it looks like a regular sport ... Read More »