Dashboard Blinders: Next-gen Apple CarPlay announced, safety concerns remain

San Jose, California – During today’s showcase at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple showcased its next generation CarPlay system. While modern versions have a single touchscreen in the center channel for functions like GPS and radio, the CarPlay of the future extends this screen into the glovebox exterior and instrument panels for speed, gas and […]

Lite-Brite Repair: Magna unveils ‘Breakthrough Lighting’ prototype, customizable lighting for thermoplastic surfaces

Aurora, Ontario – Do you remember any childhood skills you used to fix your Lite-Brite? Those skills might come in handy someday soon. Magna International unveiled its Breakthrough Lighting prototype on Tuesday, demonstrating the technology’s ability to “allow consumers to interact with their vehicles” through “communicative” lighting features. Magna is initially showing the Breakthrough Lighting […]

Sterile and Shiny: GM patents car interior sterilization system

Detroit, Michigan – A patent for an interior sterilization system has been filed by General Motors intended for ride-sharing vehicles. According to the publicly listed details, this is an automated system that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize different parts of the vehicle. Because of the harmful effects of excessive ultraviolet radiation, this system can only […]

Digital Prints: first NFT-equipped car announced, Alfa Romeo

Milan, Italy — Alfa Romeo’s latest vehicle, the 2023 Tonale is the first car in the world equipped with NFT certificates. For the uninitiated, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are used as unique identifiers for digital files. Imagine a computer file, with a unique serial number and ownership records. In this case, Tolane’s NFT tracks the car’s […]

Open to Opus: Boyd Group Services deploys Opus IVS’ DriveSafe to all locations

Toronto, Ontario — Boyd Group Services Inc., which operates as Boyd Auto Body & Glass and Assured Automotive in Canada and Gerber Collision & Glass in the U.S., has entered into an agreement to deploy the Opus IVS’ collision scanning solution to all locations.  Boyd has worked with Opus IVS to create an efficient workflow […]

Taking in Tech: Confidence in ADAS climbs for American drivers 

Heathrow, Florida ⁠— American drivers welcome advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features like advanced braking and lane assistance, though their confidence in autonomous driving still wavers. A survey conducted by AAA in the United States showed that more than half (58 percent) of drivers want to see ADAS in their next vehicle, and 80 percent […]