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A "white-hat" hacker has demonstrated a way of taking control of GM vehicles compatible with OnStar's RemoteLink app.

Driving Gizmos That Make Us Smile

We asked the Autoblog team which car and car-related technologies have stood out this year. The list is as diverse as we are.

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If you happen to see this friendly LED face on the side of the road, consider giving it a lift. That face belongs to hitchBOT, of Port Credit, Ontario, Canada.

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The Lexus hoverboard is real, and it's pretty darn cool. Watch as pro skateboarder and hoverboard test-rider Ross McGouran takes a close look at the floating machine.

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An Indiegogo campaign is hoping to fund the BikeBoat, a KTM-based watercraft. However, the first caught fire and sank to the bottom of the English Channel.

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New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws.

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Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes

In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.

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In an interview with CNBC, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz aired his thoughts on Tesla, including criticisms of the Powerwall, the Gigafactory, and the company's stock.

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We get a video guide through the features of the Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app as it works with the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid.

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Nissan has taken one of its e-NV200 electric panel wagons and turned it into a full party van, complete with DJ booth, LED dance floor, full bar, and solar-powered disco ball.

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Gothenburg extends its long-running Volvo On Call system to Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches, giving drivers control of car functions straight from the wrist.

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A British research firm examines the coming data problems resulting from traffic jams. In 10 years, data surges at specific sites could interfere with connected cars and devices.

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the MB Companion App for Apple Watch this fall, porting directions between the wearable device and the vehicle's onboard navigation system, with further features to follow.

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Smart and JBL are teaming up in Europe for a custom ForTwo called the Forgigs with a 5,720-watt, 16-speaker sound system. It's going on tour this summer.

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Bridj combines the app-based on-demand transit of Uber with the lower fares of shared service, and it's expanding from Boston into Washington, DC.

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UPS Using Landfill Gas To Power Its Fleet

Volkswagen Car-Net lets user control vehicle functions from the Apple Watch. Chevrolet adds CNG capability to its Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab. UPS has made a deal to source renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels.

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TomTom is hoping to become a major player in licensing maps to automakers. The company thinks its latest tech could be a competitive solution for autonomous cars.

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EV Connectivity Can Extend To Your Wrist

Remote S is an upcoming app for the Apple Watch that allows owners to take complete control over their Tesla Model S from their wrist. It's not Knight Rider, but it's close.

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Apple files for a patent for 'humanized navigation instructions for mapping applications' that would provide more human-like detail to navigation instructions.

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Higher Octane Equals More MPG

BMW introduces Apple Watch apps for the i3 and i8. Higher octane gas could boost fuel economy and help meet CAFE standards. Tesla adds Certified Pre-Owned cars to its website.

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Mini is showing Augmented Vision at the Shanghai Motor Show. The bizarre looking augmented reality goggles allows a driver see through the car's doors and pillars while driving and project a constant HUD on the world.

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