Day: April 20, 2021

EV Motoring – 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV named World Car of the Year +VIDEO


PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)


PHOTO

SEE ALSO: Volkswagen ID.4 EV Content Library

  • The first SUV based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive kit (MEB) receives the most votes from the 93 international jurors
  • ID.4 won praise for its environmental impact of no direct emissions and affordability
  • This is the fifth World Car of the Year award for Volkswagen

Wolfsburg / New York Apr 20, 2021; The Volkswagen ID.4 has been named “World Car of the Year 2021,” prevailing over strong global competition. The World Car Awards are presented by more than 90 international automotive journalists from 24 countries, who vote on the best innovations on the world market.

“We are particularly pleased about our ID.4 being named World Car of the Year”, says Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen passenger cars. “Not only because it is one of the most important car awards in the world, but also because the jury honored a great idea and a

Read More

High Prices, Limited Inventory Expected This Spring

High demand and a manufacturing shortage of semiconductors — microchip technology used for power steering, brakes and other important vehicle operations — have caused new car inventory at dealerships to dwindle, CNBC reports. Buyers turning to used-car lots to find a more affordable option haven’t had much luck, either.



a person sitting in a car: 20 Items You Will Regret Buying This Summer, Adult, Business, Business Finance and Industry, Buying, Car, Car Interior, Car Ownership, Car Salesperson, Charming, Consumerism, Couple - Relationship, Customer, Dashboard, Explaining, Finance and Economy, Gesturing, Global Business, Holiday - Event, Land Vehicle, Married, Mode of Transport, New, Passenger, Passenger Cabin, Persuasion, Professional Occupation, Retail, Sales Clerk, Sales Occupation, Saleswoman, Shopping, Skill, Steering Wheel, Trading, Transportation, Uncertainty, Vehicle Interior, Wealth, car dealership, family, finance, heterosexual couple, horizontal, men, photography, side view, women


© gilaxia / iStock.com
20 Items You Will Regret Buying This Summer, Adult, Business, Business Finance and Industry, Buying, Car, Car Interior, Car Ownership, Car Salesperson, Charming, Consumerism, Couple – Relationship, Customer, Dashboard, Explaining, Finance and Economy, Gesturing, Global Business, Holiday – Event, Land Vehicle, Married, Mode of Transport, New, Passenger, Passenger Cabin, Persuasion, Professional Occupation, Retail, Sales Clerk, Sales Occupation, Saleswoman, Shopping, Skill, Steering Wheel, Trading, Transportation, Uncertainty, Vehicle Interior, Wealth, car dealership, family, finance, heterosexual couple, horizontal, men, photography, side view, women

See: 25 Ways the Coronavirus Has Upended the Auto Industry Across the Globe

Find: 25 Tips and

Read More

4 Ways Your Car Can Be Hacked and How to Prevent It

It might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s a scenario that is swiftly becoming a reality. Cybercriminals are finding ways to bypass your automotive security defenses and hack into your vehicles.

It doesn’t come as a surprise though, because modern cars are essentially computers on wheels. They are loaded with embedded electronic control units (ECUs) that monitor and control core vehicle functions, including the navigation, steering, brakes, entertainment, and the engine itself.

So how can hackers control your car? And how do you protect your vehicle from these criminals?

Automotive Cybersecurity and the Threat Landscape

Automotive cybersecurity is a branch of computer security focused on risks related to vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines it as:

Cybersecurity, within the context of road vehicles, is the protection of automotive electronic systems, communication networks, control algorithms, software, users, and underlying data from malicious attacks, damage,

Read More