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Recall: 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V Software Update To Cure Stalling

Recall: 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V Software Update To Cure Stalling

Toyota will recall 109,000 2012 through 2014 model-year Prius V hybrids to address a software issue that could cause the vehicles to slow or stall suddenly. The software glitch is associated with two components: the motor/generator control electronic control unit, and the hybrid control electronic... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Updates Since 2012

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With 2013 Tesla Model S: How A Software Update Worked

One of the many cutting-edge features of my new 2013 Tesla Model S is the ability to download software updates over its cellular connection. With its touch-screen controls... read more April 9, 2013 by  10


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi: New EV+ Feature 'Learns' Regular Routes

Every driver of a plug-in hybrid electric car eventually wants to drive more on electricity and less on gasoline. So it's frustrating when the battery charge indicator shows... read more November 9, 2012 by  13


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Open-Source Electric Cars? Umm, No, NOT A Good Idea

In the world of software, open source is officially A Good Thing. It enables a far greater creative and technological base to tweak and change a piece of software than might... read more April 17, 2012 by  15


 
Powermat wireless charge pad in Chevrolet Volt

Mac Vs PC Becomes Mac Vs Chevy As Volt, iPhone Won’t Talk

Are you a Mac user or a PC user? There was a time when that question would spawn pages of flame wars on blogs and computer newsgroups, and perhaps even devoted fan pages on... read more July 14, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at dealership after software upgrade, May 2011, photo by George Parrott

2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update: Easy, But Slow (4 Hours?)

Nissan's new electric car, the 2011 Leaf, is rolling out slowly. Recently, it came to light that early-delivery vehicles are failing to start after the air conditioning has... read more May 4, 2011 by  3


 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

BMW's Newest, Greenest Concept: Vision EfficientDynamics

BMW's legendary M series performance cars use big, brawny, turbocharged gasoline engines. The 2009 BMW M5, for example, has a 500-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-10. How many... read more August 29, 2009 by  1


 

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