Category: Articles & Commentaries

Discussions on topics of interest to drivers concerning things they may not understand about their vehicles as well as articles on the future of the auto industry.

Its Time for the Industry to Adopt Over the Air Updates

Tesla screen

Ever since Tesla introduced the idea of over the air (OTA) software updates with its Model S sedan, the rest of the industry has been scrambling to catch up. Ford and GM will reportedly be ready with the 2020 model year, and the last 6 weeks or so have truly provided the evidence that it …

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Stress Can, Will, and Does Put Drivers in Danger

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In our last post, we discussed the gap in the knowledge of automotive technology in first responders, as represented by a video from the truthaboutcars.com and YouTube. It featured a man pulled over in his Tesla for having a computer mounted on his dashboard. But as we thought more about this, the video painted a …

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Will Emergency Personnel Be Ready for Tech in Their Vehicles?

Model S dash

This piece got its start after we spotted a video from thetruthaboutcars.com and YouTube. It showed the driver of a Tesla Model 3 being pulled over by a police officer for having a computer mounted to the dashboard. The officer is recorded saying that this can’t be done and he is technically correct. But the …

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Why Are All My Windows Down??

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Here, we discuss a feature found in cars from a number of manufacturers that catches people with their pants down. Or rather with their windows down. So, this is not about a fault or a system failure or a warning light, but about something working exactly as it is supposed to, but doing so seemingly …

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The Internet Locks Us All in Boxes

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Here, we step outside our typical automotive box to actually talk about web boxes. There’s nothing at all obvious within that title, so stay with it, or take this opportunity to tune out since we’re going to talk cars only as the subject pertains to us here at DashboardSymbols.com. This is a two part story …

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