Month: September 2020

Ring Breaks Into Car Security Business, Tesla Takes First Dibs

Rings Gets Into Car Security Business
Rings Gets Into Car Security Business

From home to in-vehicle security, Amazon’s expanding its coverage.

Tech companies are no stranger in transcending into car business. Some of the oldest of which was Japan’s Pioneer, which started out as a audio equipment company, and then entered the automotive business in 1975 with the world’s first car stereo. And of course, Apple is one of the most popular, with its CarPlay now available in almost every brand new vehicle.

Amazon is pretty much on the same path with Ring. The home security company announces three new products for cars, alongside other innovations in Amazon’s expansive devices and services extravaganza.

Rings Gets Into Car Security Business
Rings Gets Into Car Security Business

Ring’s new products – named Ring Car Alarm, Ring Car Cam, and Ring Car Connect – will be available next year. Tesla will be the first to adopt the system, with the Ring Car Connect getting employed

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Amazon Ring’s New Security Cameras and Tech Protect Your Car (and You)

Photo credit: Whiteway - Getty Images
Photo credit: Whiteway – Getty Images

From Car and Driver

  • The Ring Car Alarm is a simple device that will let you know something may have happened to your car through the Ring app.

  • The Ring Car Cam includes two cameras: it can film bandits taking your groceries from the back seat, and it can also record traffic stops and send the video to people on your predetermined list.

  • Finally, Ring Car Connect is a way for automakers to integrate their own sensors and cameras with the Ring network.

Amazon already has a few ways to get into your car. There are dozens of models that come equipped with Alexa. There’s Amazon Key, which allows delivery drivers to put your Prime packages right in your trunk. But Amazon also wants to keep people out of your car. That’s why the company announced three new automotive-related Ring security products this

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Gaming Roundup | The best car-based video game around is now free

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The crossover between gearheads and gamers is growing every day. Professional race car drivers develop their chops digitally before ever stepping foot onto certain tracks thanks to racing simulators like iRacing. Entertainers like T-Pain are simultaneously diving into both automotive and gaming ventures. We even see the overlap firsthand on our very own livestreams, where car enthusiasts of all ages from around the world join us to talk about not only their favorite cars, but also their favorite racing and driving games. So we wanted to create a place on Autoblog to talk about the gaming news of the week, and how it might relate to the automotive world (and for any parents out there, we’ll try to help you make sense of some of the madness.)

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Buy a New Car During End-of-Summer Sales?

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The number of car ads accelerates to a frenzy as summer fades into fall because dealerships need to make room for the newest model year vehicles. Big rebates and low-interest financing offers can tempt shoppers to make a quick deal for a leftover 2020 car, but there are a few key points that shoppers should consider before buying one.

“The fall is always an exciting time in the automotive world, with brand-new models arriving at dealerships and outgoing cars on big discount,” says Todd Young, automotive pricing analyst at Consumer Reports. “This is an unusual year, with prices all over the map. It is key to study the offers and base purchase decisions on a long-term view.”

The easy savings on marked-down 2020 models may seem tempting, but the cars are technically already a year old once 2021 models

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