Car buyers rely on mobile research, expect net access at dealerships: Yahoo [infographic]

Internet-savvy consumers expect a personalized experience when shopping for a new car, and online marketers, car dealers, and manufacturers all have a role to play in delivering one, according to a pair of

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Nissan to bring ‘robot’ controlled cars to market within 12 months

The automation of the car industry means robots and computers have taken over much of the work of building vehicles. Now, thanks to Nissan, they could soon be driving the vehicles for us

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Uber launches taxi app in Toronto

Torontonians can now use Uber's mobile app to order a taxi. Uber has raised about $45 million in venture capital since it was founded in San Francisco in 2010. Its service – which

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

10 creative ways to make use of your old iPad

Apple Inc. quietly updated its iPad retail lineup March 18 by swapping out the iPad 2 for the fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display, selling it as the second-tier iPad option in Canada and

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Audi revs electric car engine with synthetic sound

There's something intrinsically satisfying about stepping down on the gas and hearing a car's engine rev up in response. But modern electric cars operate in silence, with no fuel-injection engine to make the

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Kirsten Taggart

General Motors electrifies Geneva auto show

General Motors landed a double whammy award win at the Geneva Auto Show this week, with both the Opel Ampera and Chevy Volt winning Car of the Year. The cars both rely on

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Kirsten Taggart

Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mercedes SL 550 gives ‘hands free access’ new meaning

Mercedes-Benz has built a luxury car brand known for its high quality German engineering and refined designs, but now they're trying to make a claim as a hi-tech auto maker to boot.Features like

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Stephen King’s warning of hacked cars could become reality in 2012

Most people know that their computers and smart phones are under the constant threat of attack from hackers. But your car? Your house? Your TV and other consumer electronics?It seems like a take

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Taylor Armerding

Next stop for tech ubiquity – your car

I was born in the last generation that will ever remember living in a world where computing was not ubiquitous. A computer didn’t enter my household until I was 11 years old, and

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hands-free laws not being followed by drivers

Drivers in many North American jurisdictions are getting used to not using cell phones when behind the wheel. Most Canadian provinces have bans on using any handheld electronic device while driving, and in

Published on: September 30th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Turn your car into an office on wheels

Modern technology has given working professionals the ability to get work done any place, any time – well almost anywhere.Workers are connected at home thanks to accessible broadband Internet and secure VPN connections,

Published on: September 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Ford’s futuristic features on 2011 Explorer

We might not yet have the hover cars promised to us by science fiction movies of the past, or even cars that drive themselves – but the 2011 Ford Explorer is loaded to

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Brian Jackson