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Get Ready for Big Android Auto Changes On Your Phone and In Your Car

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Google plans to discontinue the Android Auto app for Android phones, and has created a new way to navigate using Google Assistant in Google Maps. Today Google said its new Google Assistant driving mode for Android phones is getting a new dashboard that’s easier to use hands-free and won’t require you to set a…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/get-ready-for-big-android-auto-changes-on-your-phone-an-1847726152
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Google Is Trying to Fight Distracted Driving With Android

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Google is making some significant changes to its driving functionality that’ll work whether you have your phone mounted to your vent or you rely on Android Auto to stay connected while you’re on the go.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/756840/google-is-trying-to-fight-distracted-driving-with-android/
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How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb While Driving

Do-Not-Disturb-Driving-Mode-Turn-off-Per Often some services that are designed to help people cause more harm than actually providing support. One such functionality is the Do Not Disturb mode while driving. I activated it accidentally, and what followed was a barrage of missed notifications every time I was in a car. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn off Do not Disturb while driving on Android and iPhone. How to Turn off Do Not Disturb While Driving on iPhone 1. Open Settings on your iPhone and tap on “Do not Disturb.” 2. Scroll down and tap on… Read more14683758.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14683758/turn-off-do-not-disturb-while-driving
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Waze will warn you about traffic jams and detours before you drive

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Waze can be helpful for dodging gridlock and other headaches while you drive, but now it’s helping you make a more informed choice before you start moving. The Google-owned company has revamped the pre-drive screen on Android and iOS to deliver considerably more info on the pre-drive screen.

You’ll now see alternate routes, traffic levels, real-time reports and toll info, not to mention an explanation of just why Waze chose a given route. If the app recommends that you skip your typical route to work, you’ll know what’s to blame. You can still choose that usual route if you’d like.

The updated screen is already rolling out to users worldwide. In some ways, this is one of the more important Waze upgrades in recent memory. While Waze still thrives on its automatic route planning, this puts more control in your hands and might help more people understand how the app makes its decisions.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/waze-pre-drive-screen-information-144828779.html?src=rss
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Volkswagen reveals its money-maker plan for EVs and autonomous services

Volkswagen has revealed its New Auto 2030 strategy, its roadmap for the rest of the decade, and the automaker is hoping you’ll be willing to pay handsomely for software and autonomous services. Margins on electric vehicles should reach parity with combustion vehicles within 2-3 years, VW predicted today, helping close the gap in the transition, and potentially putting a new … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/volkswagen-reveals-its-money-maker-plan-for-evs-and-autonomous-services-13682232/
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New York City E-Race Grand Prix shows potential of electric vehicles

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BMW’s Maximilian Günther and Jaguar’s Sam Bird captured the checkered flags at the thrilling New York City E-Prix racing doubleheader in Brooklyn over the weekend. But the real winners, race organizers hope, are electric vehicles themselves.

Why it matters: ABB FIA Formula E’s all-electric street racing series, held in some of the world’s most iconic cities, is meant to showcase EV technology in the very places electric cars are likely to have the biggest impact.


  • For auto manufacturers, it’s also a test bed for innovation in sustainable mobility.
  • “If we win and we are successful, we can show the world we are a step ahead on technology,” Pascal Zurlinden, director of factory racing for Porsche AG, tells Axios.

Driving the news: New York is the only U.S. stop on this year’s Formula E tour, now in its seventh season. As EV technology has advanced, the racing series has evolved too.

  • Batteries in the first generation of race cars lasted only 25 minutes, so teams had to swap cars midway through the race.
  • The current generation of cars has a lightweight 250-kilowatt battery and a top speed of 174 mph, eliminating the need for pit stops during the 45-minute race.
  • The entire 24-car field uses the same battery pack, which was designed and manufactured by Lucid Motors through its Atieva technology division.

Details: Each team designs the rest of the car’s powertrain — things like the electric motor, inverter and gearbox — but the design can’t change after the season begins.

  • The only permitted changes are software updates to optimize thermal management.
  • To win, racers need to strike the right balance between power and efficiency — the same riddle that engineers designing standard EVs are trying to solve.
  • Like race car drivers, EV owners can continually improve their vehicles through software updates too.

Context: Motorsports has long been a laboratory for future automotive technology.

  • Jaguar, for example, pioneered disc brakes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1953. Today, they are widely available on all vehicles.
  • The British carmaker is already implementing lessons learned from Formula E racing, says James Barclay, team director of Jaguar Racing. A software update added 12 miles of extra range to the 2021 Jaguar iPace electric SUV, for instance.

The big picture: Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and a massive source worldwide.

  • Automakers are rushing to replace their gasoline-powered vehicles with electric models as governments tighten tailpipe emissions rules and companies face pressure to act on climate.

What’s next: Formula E is growing, adding three new cities next year — Vancouver, Canada, Cape Town, South Africa, and Seoul, South Korea — as it expands to a record 16 races across four continents.

  • The technology continues to evolve, too. Batteries in the next generation of race cars, coming in about 18 months for Season 9, will pack 350 kW of energy into a smaller, lighter package, meaning even better performance.

The bottom line: Formula E is an exciting sport with sustainability built into its mission.

Source: https://www.axios.com/electric-car-race-ab33e282-89ef-403f-9700-c15aa9b7cd47.html
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A Dodge all-electric muscle car is coming in 2024

Dodge will launch its first all-electric muscle car in 2024, the automaker has confirmed today, though it’s making it very clear that while replacing gas engines and superchargers may be on the agenda, losing performance absolutely is not. It’s part of Dodge’s new tagline – “Tear Up the Streets… Not the Planet” – as corporate parent Stellantis reveals its sweeping … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/a-dodge-all-electric-muscle-car-is-coming-in-2024-08681682/
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Ford Bronco production cut as F-150, Maverick and more see factory delays

Ford is hitting pause on Bronco production, part of a range-spanning delay which will see F-150, Ranger, and Explorer manufacturing disrupted in July and August 2021. The automaker has already been forced to adjust production earlier in the year over semiconductor shortages, and today announced further bottlenecks that could hamper supplies of its most popular cars and trucks. For the … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/ford-bronco-production-cut-as-f-150-maverick-and-more-see-factory-delays-30680624/
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E-Legend EL1 Concept harks back to four-wheel rally machines of yore

German startup E-Legend has created a performance electric car that draws inspiration from the glorious days of rallying – notably Audi’s all-conquering Quattro S1, the first all-wheel-drive rally car to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC). E-Legend chose some big shoes to fill for its incoming electric concept. For those old enough to remember, Audi took home three WRC … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/e-legend-el1-concept-harks-back-to-four-wheel-rally-machines-of-yore-30680521/
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