BMW responded quicklyÂ to a report of a potential security gap in the data transmissions to and from the carmaker’s connectedÂ vehicles. The German premium car groupÂ said it had closed the security gap with “a new configuration.” The quick action by BMW underscores how serious the industry is taking data security, which is a growing concern as Read More..
The new Volkswagen Golf has the best front lighting system among competitors in the lower-medium-sized segments, according to a recent test. The ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club, looked at the relative merits of the various systems and concluded that the Golf’s adaptive xenon light system with high beam assistant doesn’t have any major weaknesses. The Read More..
The head of Germany’s largest automobile club, the ADAC, said connected cars will shortly be a reality on German and European roads, but electrification of vehicles is still a work in progress. “The networked future has long since started,” said ADAC President Peter Meyer. “What’s needed now is democratization, which means inexpensive access to these Read More..
Radar sensors in today’s cars can significantly increase the costs of relatively minor accidents, according to a study by the ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club. Using the example of a Toyota Avensis colliding with an Audi Q7 at 10 km/hour, the ADAC registered damage of 5,000 euros on the Toyota. Of these costs, 65 pc Read More..
Volvo’s emergency-braking system received top honors in an ADAC test of six systems. The technology, as installed on a Volvo V60, received a “very good” from the German automobile club. Mercedes, Audi and VW systems were rated “good,” while BMW and Infiniti were classified as “satisfactory.” The ADAC tested the system in a range of Read More..
BMW has the best traffic-sign recognition systems, according to a test by Germanyâ€™s largest auto club, the ADAC. The testers compared systems on a BMW 740d, a Mercedes S 500 CGI, an Audi A8, an Opel Insignia and a VW Phaeton. BMW won the comparison, both in recognizing traffic signs and in projecting them on Read More..