Articles tagged with: Cars

Feb17

Not So Great Having A Car That Parks Itself

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"My Car Turned On Me!"

"My Car Tried To Kill Me!"

Sounds like something from a cheap sci-fi film or the plot of a new X-Files episode but it's a reality that we could soon be facing thanks to the current radical growth and integration of technology in the everyday running of cars.

We love the fact that cars are becoming more tech focused, we even wrote all about the car trends that we're most excited about!

So of course Mercedes and other luxury car brands using an integral Wi-Fi system to control all major systems is an innovation that many of us want right? Handing over control of everything from Diagnostics, Management Systems, Steering, Breaking, Parking, and even your windscreen wipers sounds like the future we've all been dreaming of yes?

WRONG

Great words from a Very Wise Man (Our MD) in response to this remark from his top IT Engineers "I have coded this device impentrable."

"Give a challenge to a human, if one person can conceive it, the other person can also break it."

This was his mantra to all the engineers that he trained over the many years.

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Allowing companies/individuals to create an integral Wi-Fi controlled system to access all major functions to your vehicle is practically begging other people to break it.

The car manufactures will fix (in computer terms patch) one problem. Then another patch and so it goes on. How many times have you heard from banks and other commercial institutions "Our internet security is fool proof."!!!!!!!

This leads the other person to be even more determined to break it. Which leads us to our all consuming fear: HIVING. A whole network of hackers working as a COLLECTIVE. This will lead to a whole new world of trouble for you as as a driver.

Just last year Chrysler announced a massive recall of 1.4 million vehicles due to hacking concerns. Not long after that hackers managed to take complete control of a car as it was driving down a road almost crashing it. And it's not like security experts are keeping quiet about the fact that it's becoming increasingly dangerous to have a car connected completely and handing over control of major functions.

The fact of the matter is that handing over control of your car especially to systems like the ones being used by all car makers, luxury brands in particular, is particularly stupid. But car makers want you to!

Well thankfully we're working on a complete game changer here at Vehicle Data Display.

Our state of the art VDD System uses an Autonomous WiFi hub as a hotspot so our next level VDD E-reader badges can update automatically. It works much like your WiFi system at home, hackers won't want to hack into it as there is no immediate benefit for them to do so!

So if you want to keep in control of your car but have all the benefits of a WiFi system where ever you go!

Over the next couple of months VDD will provide you with everything you need to:

  • protect your car and your bank account from fines
  • connect your car without the threat of hacking
  • keep your car on the road
  • keep your documentation up to date
  • keeps your vital information safe

So don't miss out because only those who have one of our free badges will be offered our upgrades first!

Want to sign up so you're first in line for the next stage of Vehicle Data Display?  Sign up here but make sure you have all your details with you! We need to validate all your information so we know it's up to date and then we can get that badge to you!

- VDD The Honest Driver's Friend!

*Your VIN number will help us validate your MOT

 

Oct21

When It Comes To Cars Who Wins, Us Or Back To The Future?

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Unless you've been hiding away today chances are you've come across news about Back To The Future (BTTF). Yes today, October 21st 2015, is the day that Marty McFly travels to in Back To The Future 2 and creators minds ran wild with the possibility of what technological life might be like. So when it comes to cars and driving is the world dreamt up in 1989 better then the one we're living in? (Spoiler Alert they didn't have VDD Badges so it's not looking good for Back To The Future...)

Let's have a look at what Back To The Future thought Cars would be like today!

Flying Cars

Back to the Future flying cars

 So this one looks like a clear win for BTTF. They don't seem to fly everywhere and there are electric cars that stay firmly on the ground. But the option is there for taking your car to the air and that would be faster and all around more amazing then staying grounded.

We of course are no where near this technology that most people dream of having so this one is a clear win for Back To The Future.

Although we can't see a badge in that windscreen... 

Thumb Payment For Taxis

To pay for a taxi all the older Biff has to do is press his thumb down on a reader et viola it's all paid for. We're definitely closer to this optimistic idea with contactless cards and thumb print readers on our phones. This is just one step further and far more secure then our good ol' contactless cards. Although I like to think our machines look a bit better.

 Back to the Future thumb payments

We think BTTF looses just on this one as we're pretty close!

(Being able to update and pay for something sounds a lot like a feature that VDD is working on as we speak...)

Mr Fusion Fuel Convertor

So putting this in here is a bit cheeky as technically it's not from the 'future' but is a fantastical invention in 1989 from the genius mind of Doc Brown. It is a pretty amazing piece of technology that, if you ask the   VDD team all cars should definitely have!

The idea is pretty simple you put rubbish into the machine and it will convert it into fuel for the DeLorean to run. It must be pretty effective given that it creates enough power to get them through time and space...

BTTF definitely wins compared to our world with this one. Although we're not sure if the Oil industry would agree.

1 Big Win For Our 2015

So the fictional world of BTTF wins on paper but that's because there are no boundaries. When you really delve into it could you imagine the chaos of just letting cars fly off from place to place?

In our world however, there is one piece of tech that pushes us ahead of the BTTF one. No not just our work on electrical cars we're talking about our VDD badges that will revolutionise the way you think about the time consuming parts of driving and will completely change the way you park. Our VDD Badges will help free you from remembering due dates and Tax worries. Just like Back To The Future it combines the old paper tax discs with new technology that will make you life easier then ever before.

And even better for a limited time only it's completely free!

 

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