Category Archives: Technical Issues

GNU open-source auto technology programming

GNU open-source auto technology programming code

The technology migrating to the modern car contains millions of lines of programming code, some of which is open-source and a free license to a software’s blueprint.Photo credit: AUDI

Throughout its history, the automotive industry has propelled competition in horsepower, styling and even cup holders.

Yet the digital age has spawned a new type of vehicle owner — an earbud generation less interested in steel and torque than in lifestyle management and fuel economy.

Germany blocks EU caps on emissions to protect car industry

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants her country's automakers, which include BMW, Daimler and Audi, to be able to offset their emissions by amassing credits instead of having to actually reduce the amount of emissions their passenger cars emit.

Delays agreement that would have seen emission caps of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre. Photo credit: Alexandra Beier /Reuters

Volkswagen faces safety probe in Australia

2013 vw golf australia

The Australian government is investigating reports of power loss problems in cars built by Volkswagen, amid an inquiry into the death of a woman killed when her VW Golf was hit by a truck in 2011.

Automotive industry group partners with Tennessee automakers to expand training

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance, has collaborated with the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) to give auto companies in Tennessee the opportunity to develop their workforce through valuable training and education and increase quality and improve costs in their processes.

The partnership grants TAMA members a complimentary one-year membership in AIAG to provide easier access to tools and information for growing Tennessee’s automotive sector to better serve the global market.

Auto Repair 101: Everything You Need To Know

Have you long wanted to deal with car issues more effectively? Do you want to be able to make minor fixes yourself? Maybe you want to know what to look for in a mechanic. Read on to understand your options.

Think about locating a person that fixes vehicles and owns a garage. If they have auto repair experience they can provide quality work, and they will usually charge you less for labor. This can help the home mechanic out and save you a lot of money over the charges of bigger repair shops.