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Hyundai Working On Hologram Tech For Dashboards, Cabin

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Hyundai is considering several interesting new technologies for its next-generation vehicles, and one of them is holograms.

Speaking to , Hyundai Motor Group vice chairman Chung Eui-sun revealed that the Korean automaker wants to be “far ahead of everyone else” in hologram technology” in an effort to stay relevant amid a flood of electric-vehicle startups, ride-sharing services and driverless cars. He stated:

“We are working on holograms that can be displayed inside the car on dashboards and even in the passenger seats. While you are driving, a secretary or wife can be sitting next to you as a hologram.”

Hyundai has been working with the Rhode Island School of Design to explore the aerodynamics and body structures of insects, with the executive adding:

“Their skins, antennae and joints are subjects we study for mobility technology. For instance, spiders have eight eyes, while autonomous cars are equipped with more than 10 camera sensors such as LiDAR and radars.”

He didn’t share any technical details, the system is said to involve the company’s voice-control system. Chung Eui-su didn’t say when the hologram systems would be introduced.

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You Can Order Domino’s Pizza Using Your Chevrolet

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Don’t have 60 seconds to phone in a pizza order? This is for you.

General Motors has updated the infotainment systems on Chevrolet vehicles with a new Domino’s pizza ordering tool.

As part of the American automaker’s growing in-car Marketplace ecosystem, the app lets drivers place orders for carryout or home delivery using the in-vehicle touchscreen interface and Chevrolet Marketplace portal.

It would be too distracting and downright unsafe if the system let you configure an entire pizza from scratch, so you are limited to just saved and recent orders.

General Motors has been steadily growing Marketplace since its launch in 2017. In April 2018, Chevrolet partnered with Shell to allow in-car gas purchases, sparing you the trouble of using the gas pump’s magnetic reader and being the victim of credit card skimming. In November of the same year, Buick added Yelp compatibility to its infotainment system, allowing you to make restaurant reservations on the go.

The new Domino’s app works with any 2017 model year or newer Chevrolet vehicle that runs Marketplace.

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Check Out Michelin And General Motors’ New Airless Tire

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Michelin GM Airless Tire

Putting air in your tires or having a flat tire may soon be a thing of the past.

Michelin and General Motors have unveiled a new airless tire called the Uptis Prototype.

Uptis stands for “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System,” a fitting name seeing as the tire reduces the risk of a flat or blowout.

More than that, airless tires also last longer by eliminating irregular wear caused by over- or under-inflation and reduce the use of raw materials that are used to create new tires, since there will be less need for replacement tires.

Michelin GM Airless Tire, Chevy Bolt

The two companies will further develop the technology in hopes of commercialization it for passenger vehicles by 2024, and GM in particular plans to deploy the Uptis wheels on a fleet of Chevrolet Bolt EVs, allowing the technology to be tested in real-world conditions.

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Android Auto Gets Updated New look, Simpler Interface

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Updated Android Auto, Dark Theme

A darker theme that helps drivers quickly see and interact with content is part of what you’re getting.

Google has updated its Android Auto smartphone integration system, providing a new look and simplified interactions. The popular in-car interface was introduced in 2015 and is now supported in more than 500 vehicle models.

The refreshed Android Auto features a darker color theme and new color accents that, according to the company, make the content on a car’s central display easier and quicker to see.

The notification system and human interactions have also been improved, streamlining how drivers receive and respond to messages and calls. And the addition of a new navigation bar lets you control directions, media, and calling/messaging all on the same screen, while

Finally, Android Auto can now resume playing previous media when reconnected and automatically start your preferred navigation app.

Are you satisfied with the improvements Google made? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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