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Google now allows businesses to mark locations as 'temporarily closed'


Tech giant Google has announced a new feature that lets businesses mark locations as ‘temporarily closed’ on Search and Maps. The feature is designed to stop people from wandering in search of business amid lockdown.


BMW could be first automaker to use Apple ‘CarKey’


The American tech giant Apple is working on a CarKey feature that would use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology to offer location-aware keyless access. BMW is expected to the first car maker to use CarKey.


Coronavirus: How Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are tackling the situation


Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon asks employees to avoid travel to mainland China and work from home. Automakers have extended the Lunar New Year holiday manufacturing plant closures till February 9.


Amazon Echo Auto launched in India


Designed exclusively for use in the car, the newly launched Echo Auto comes with eight microphones and far-field technology to hear you even in noisy traffic conditions. You can ask Alexa to play your favourite music, make calls and send messages.


Tata to bring 3-word address system in its cars


With the what3words's unique 3-word addressing system, Tata Motors aims to tackle the traditional navigation system that has complex road network and is non standard. The system will be available first in Tata cars in future.


Google updates Android Auto with new features


Google has released new features for Android Auto to make your driving easy, more personalised and helpful. The new features include a new sporty look, a navigation bar at the bottom, etc.


Google Android Auto gets new design, dark theme


The new design will be rolled out to all Android Auto compatible cars later this year. The new interface is built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving.


Magenta Power sets up charging station for Mahindra Treo in Bengaluru


As the nation moves towards clean and affordable power for all, Magenta Power attempt to provide customers with the best solutions for a greener tomorrow. The charging station is for three-wheelers.


Dyson's first electric vehicle to launch in 2021


The production manufacturing facility will build on Dyson’s existing advanced motor and battery expertise in Singapore and draw on the nation’s expertise in Research & Development, advanced manufacturing, automation and access to supply chains.


Acer unveils self-driving concept car


The level 4-ready self-driving concept car is based on the Luxgen S3 electric vehicle platform, with Acer’s autonomous driving system encompassing sensing, decision-making and control.