Day: September 9, 2021

Android Auto Vs Android Automotive: What’s The Difference?

Android Auto may be highly popular, but Google is fixing to replace it with Android Automotive which offers deeper integration with Google services.

 

Android Auto is already a part of more than 100 million cars around the world, but Google is working on different automotive software — unimaginatively named ‘Android Automotive’ — that it hopes will eventually be embraced by most automakers. It is slowly but surely replacing Android Auto in an increasing number of cars, and early adopters include some of the biggest names in the business, like Volvo, Audi, Lincoln, Renault, and Cadillac. Even the new Hummer EV will ship with Android Automotive, as will the upcoming Renault Magane E-Tech Electric, which just debuted in Berlin recently.


The number of auto companies ditching Android Auto in favor of Android Automotive keeps growing, with industry insiders predicting a bigger exodus as time passes. Polestar was one of the first

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Pininfarina’s Classic Race Car Simulator Costs More Than Porsche Taycan Turbo

Pininfarina Leggenda eClassic Simulator (2)

Pushing the limits of a six-figure supercar safely (and legally) requires a dedicated track day, hours of practice, and a stacked bank account to fund inevitable repairs. With all that in mind, this exorbitantly priced Pininfarina racing sim actually makes sense. 

Pininfarina Leggenda eClassic Simulator (3)

Car Buzz spotted the Pininfarina Leggenda eClassic on RM Sotheby’s, where it’s estimated to fetch as much as $164,000. The automotive outlet points out that you could have a $150,900 Porsche Taycan Turbo EV for less, but the obvious benefit of a racing rig is that users can hone their skills at speed without worrying about ruining an expensive ride. 

Pininfarina Leggenda eClassic Simulator (1)

And as far as simulators go, the Pininfarina Leggenda eClassic is extremely unique in that it’s geared to replicate the experience of

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The Porsche Mission R Concept Might Be the All-Electric Future of Racing

Photo credit: S_BOGNER_

Photo credit: S_BOGNER_

  • Porsche revealed the Mission R Concept electric race car at IAA, which could replace the current 911 GT3 Cup car.

  • The Mission R produces a constant power output of 671 hp in race mode, and can go 0-60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds.

  • The concept may also preview the next 718.

The automotive world is going electric, and that looks like it will include race cars.

The IAA Mobility auto show was once known simply as the Frankfurt Auto Show and featured grand reveals on expensive show stands where the industry’s great leaders spoke at length about the present and future of the automobile. But that was in the past, as soon may be internal combustion itself. As the world and the car industry go green, what was once known as Frankfurt Auto Show has been drastically scaled down. It moved from Frankfurt to Munich

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