You’re probably used to getting turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps, but there’s also a pretty-well-hidden Driving Mode just for... well, driving. It alerts you to traffic problems, directs you to nearby gas pumps and stores, and is useful for those times when you already know your route…
As a carmaker Volvo has always been known for its innovative safety features, and thanks to a new app, that now includes eliminating the risk of cuts on your hand after having to break one of your vehicle’s windows because you locked your keys inside.
The streets of Tehran are patrolled by Gasht-e Ershad, the notorious “morality police” who search the streets for people in improper clothes, then snatch them off in a van to for detainment. One new app amazingly helps women (and men) dodge them.
That’s Uber’s new logo which isn’t a stylized “u” anymore. Which is a weird choice that doesn’t seem at all connected with the name of the brand. Updated with more information and another logo.
Car sharing has been around for a while but most of the big players require you to pay a membership fee, which can be hard to swallow if you’re unsure about trying the service. Not so with General Motors’ new ridesharing service Maven. Maven will loan you a GM vehicle for as low as $6 an hour, no commitment necessary.
If you drive enough miles in a short amount of time, Waze will take you off their scoreboard and strip you of your rank. It happened to me just last month, after logging over 3500 miles in the span of about four days.
For years, big plastic engine covers and the owners’ manual have teamed up and conspired against us, the enthusiasts, to prevent owners from actually taking a peek under their own hoods. But now Hyundai has blasted through that evil notion with the first mainstream augmented reality virtual owners manual.
When I first set out to fly some hobby drones, I had no idea where to go. I had to scour the web to figure out where I could fly without getting into trouble. Even then, I found precious little info. The FAA’s new iPhone app sounds exactly like what I was looking for.
Should I be slowing down in that case that upcoming green light turns yellow? How long am I going to be stopped at this red light? These are questions all drivers ask but never really expect to get answers to—unless they’re driving a BMW, now.
So I’m sitting in the back of an Uber the other day. It’s a Nissan Altima, the last-generation model, the one where it looks like the rear tail lights were styled using the rare Photoshop feature More Turn Signal. The driver is yammering away on the phone. And he’s cruising along about three inches from the car in…
Have you ever found your car stranded in a parking lot because some neighboring (jerk) drivers have parked too close for you to even open the door? That’s one problem that Jaguar Land Rover’s new prototype remote app can solve, letting you back your vehicle out of a tight spot using your smartphone.
There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to set up a dash cam in your car: Everything from settling insurance claims to capturing footage of passing meteorites. And if you’re taking your smartphone along for the ride anyway, then you may as well get it to take over dash cam duties too.
Google is out with 70 new “partners” that integrate with Google Now, the contextual, timely Android app that keeps you informed about everything from weather to commute times to what’s good to eat at the food court. But some of the most interesting integrations are auto-related. Here’s the best we’ve found.
You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger.
I take buses and trains everywhere in the San Francisco area, and I know the city’s bus routes better than I know the UX on my phone. So I had to try Leap, the city’s new private bus service. It was a nice experience in many ways, but I wouldn’t recommend it – and not just because of the $6 price tag.
Among the 25 "global mobility experiments" Ford announced this year at CES was a ride-sharing service the automaker is testing with its employees in Dearborn. But the plans aren't just limited to an app. Ford is contemplating making a dedicated vehicle for the program.
No one ever needs a live pet fish, three gallons of water, a fish tank, a heater, food, and various fish home accoutrements at a moment's notice. And yet, at 11am on a Tuesday, I texted a stranger and told them I needed all of this, and yes, I needed it today. Three hours and $200 later, my new friend arrived.