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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These 20 Cars Cost the Most To Maintain

If you’re in the market for a new car, keep in mind that sticker prices don’t include the cost of gas mileage — or maintenance. Sometimes a set of wheels with a modest price tag can be among the most expensive cars to own. That’s because as the years tick by, the slow drip of tune-ups, repairs and upkeep can drain a driver’s budget with the hidden but inevitable costs of ongoing maintenance.

GOBankingRates used data compiled by YourMechanic to determine which makes and models are the most expensive cars to maintain over the course of 10 years. Take a look at which vehicles could cost you more than expected.

Last updated: July 17, 2020

20. Mini Cooper

  • 10-year cost to maintain: $11,200

The Mini Cooper traces its history to 1957 and the Suez Canal crisis, which sent global fuel prices skyrocketing. The masses in post-World War II

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Aston Martin Vantage gets Revenant Automotive’s smaller grille

BMW’s second-generation 4 Series has become the poster child of the shift towards oversized grilles, but Aston Martin jumped on this bandwagon before many when it revealed the current-generation Vantage in late 2017. Its wide, low grille continues to split opinions in 2020, and a British engineering firm thinks it has a better solution.

Revenant Automotive redesigned the Vantage with a smaller, subtler grille. It’s mounted higher on the front fascia than the original car’s, it has black horizontal slats, and it’s shaped like a grille Aston’s designers could have drawn in-house. It doesn’t look aftermarket, which is highly unusual in this corner of the industry. The twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 engine still needs air to stay cool, so stylists chiseled an air dam into the bottom part of the bumper and concealed it with black trim. The end result is a cleaner, more low-key look.

Aston Martin integrated

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Cadillac’s New Lyriq Show Car is a Glimpse Into the Company’s Electric Future

From Road & Track

After months of teasers, Cadillac finally revealed its Lyriq show car to the world last night. A concept meant to preview the production version, it’s our best look yet at what the luxury carmaker’s electric future will look like.

Though this Lyriq is technically a concept, it should be a good representation of what we’ll actually see in show rooms in a couple of years. The sleek crossover shape is headed by a new “black crystal” grille design packed with LED lighting, paired with massive chrome wheels as well as a blacked-out roofline, side skirts, and fender edges. A single sweeping 33-inch LED screen dominates the interior, displaying driver info, camera views, as well as infotainment controls. According to Cadillac, the display “has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today.”

More important than the Lyriq’s looks, though, is what hides underneath. The Lyriq

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