Filed under: Recalls , Toyota , Safety , United States , SUV Toyota is recalling about 120 units of the 2014 FJ Cruiser because the steering intermediate shaft can fail. If this happens, it would cause drivers to lose control. Continue reading Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Technology , Audi , Chrysler , Toyota Apple expects nine different carmakers to begin including a “Siri button” on their steering wheels within the next 12 months, the company announced this week. Of course, the news came as a surprise to some of the carmakers, according to Business Insider . After Apple announced plans to further integrate it’s Siri voice recognition software to a button on the steering wheel, some carmakers said they were unaware of those plans. Audi told Fast Company , which contacted all nine carmakers mentioned by Apple, that it was not sure if the project could be completed in a year. A Chrysler spokesman said the company did not have any plans to announce anything. Toyota was equally as vague: “(T)here are no particular applications planned at this time.” Building a Siri button certainly makes sense and, no doubt, will happen in the coming years. It’s also smart business. Instead of an automaker spending money developing voice recognition software, let Apple do it and integrate that system into a vehicle. Already, carmakers have moved to integrate smartphones into cars, putting apps on phones onto center console screens and finding ways to piggyback services from a phone into the car. USB ports on a car are simply expected nowadays.