Display Cars of CES are Pretty, Loud

CES saw a plethora of cars showing off mobile electronic goodies this year. The trend towards bigger and louder continued unabated in the audio category, while stealth was the order of the day for the classic rides. We've put together some noteworthy display vehicles for you to ogle and we even went out of our way to… » 1/09/08 5:15pm 1/09/08 5:15pm

The Devil Made Him Do It: Honda 5-Series?

Convincing isn't it? The body work, the lights, the wheels, the stance... at first glance they all work together quite nicely to telegraph that yes, this is a riced BMW 5-series. You have to cry a little inside even though the BMW is a bit ugly to begin with. What can you think though, when you swing around to the… » 1/09/08 4:15pm 1/09/08 4:15pm

The Anti-Bling Mobile: MTX Audio Cadillac Escalade EXT

While roaming the endless halls of the Consumer Electronics Show, our Gizmodo brethren caught some pics of a Cadillac Escalade EXT that does not follow the crowd. The MTX Audio demo vehicle is bare of that essential element of the modern balla ride - bling. It's finish is so flat it makes Nebraska jealous. Even the… » 1/09/08 2:45pm 1/09/08 2:45pm

Garmin Nuvi 5000 Belongs in a Museum


It's absolutely beautiful, isn't it? Look at her, the Garmin Nuvi 5000; she's just so beautiful and elegant and deserves a spot on the dashboard of only the most elite luxury vehicles. Right? The Nuvi 5000 is Garmin's latest heavy hitting GPS navigation system announced at the CES show this week. » 1/09/08 11:00am 1/09/08 11:00am

We Ask GM's Rick Wagoner About a New El Camino...Back-Asswardly

As we hinted at yesterday — we had the opportunity to sit down (with a group of other auto journos — but it totally felt like it was just the two of us in that room. Or maybe it's just because I could care less about the fuel economy and economic issues surrounding the General, the direction most of the auto hacks… » 1/09/08 6:45am 1/09/08 6:45am

Rick Wagoner Rocks Down to the Electric Avenue of CES

UPDATE: Rick's just driven out in a Chevy Volt. No clue what it's got under the hood, but it looked to be running under it's own power. Who knew?
UPDATE #2: Provoq concept revealed live — picture after the jump.
We'll have more to come soon, but for the moment — here's the embargoed printed text of "Slick" Rick… » 1/08/08 7:40pm 1/08/08 7:40pm

Rick Wagoner will be rocking down to Electric Avenue in just a few minutes here at the 2008 CES show. What'll he be speaking about? You'll have to check back here at 7:40 PM EST for the full scoop on his speech and our notes from the quick interview we had with "Slick" Rick just moments ago. » 1/08/08 6:00pm 1/08/08 6:00pm

Tech Explosion: Ford to Begin Including HD Radio in 2009

Well, the Ford Sync system is in full effect with 911 Assist, Sirius Travel Link and more, but that obviously isn't enough. Ford, Lincoln and Mercury will be including factory-installed HD radio in 2009 as well. Wait, HD radio? Where do you put your eyes? » 1/08/08 12:45pm 1/08/08 12:45pm

A Car of the Future by a Tape Company? 3M Says Yes

The 3M company of tape and packing supplies fame has teamed up with automotive supplier Visteon to show off this futuristic car interior at the Consumer Electronics Show. The two have reportedly dumped upwards of 50 so-called "innovative technologies" into this interior. Wow, 50 is a mighty big number, though some are… » 1/08/08 11:00am 1/08/08 11:00am

CES: Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept Revealed

Viva, Las Vegas, baby! Our ramblin' and gamblin' boss is in Sin City for a day and he's reporting back on GM's latest concept car they're showing off at the 2008 CES show. As we told you first earlier today, the General's luxe brand has brought some hydrogen-powered action to the Consumer Electronics Show in the… » 1/08/08 12:01am 1/08/08 12:01am

Cadillac Debuting Provoq Alternative Energy Concept Tomorrow At CES

GM announced today that they would be debuting the Cadillac Provoq at the CES show in Las Vegas. According to the company the Provoq "continues Cadillac's remarkable heritage of landmark concept vehicles, this time in a vehicle free from petroleum fuel and emissions, the ultimate luxury." Translation: electric car.… » 1/07/08 9:54am 1/07/08 9:54am

Bill Gates Drives a Ford Focus 2-Door?



If you're like us and you too sit at the bleeding edge intersection of technology and cars, then you've spent some time checking out our gadget-obsessed brother site's coverage of CES this weekend. Most important to those of us of the auto-obsessive variety — was the Bill Gates keynote tonight because we knew we'd… » 1/06/08 10:31pm 1/06/08 10:31pm

Rescue 911: Ford Expands Sync With "911 Assist," Calls William Shatner…

Speak of the devil — the embargo's just dropped on Ford's newest addition to the Sync system unveiled tonight at the 2008 CES show by Microsoft's main man himself — Bill Gates. It's called "911 Assist" and it uses the bluetooth phone connection function of Sync to dial the local 911 operator through your phone if… » 1/06/08 9:30pm 1/06/08 9:30pm

CES 2008: Ford Unveils Sirius Travel Link Navigation System, Offers…

In addition to a tease of even more Sync-ing to come at the 2008 CES show, Ford's just unveiled their newest toy to complement the Sync system. It's called the Sirius Travel Link navigation system — and it's a nav system that uses Sirius's ability to download data to your in-dash system to give drivers and passengers… » 1/06/08 7:31pm 1/06/08 7:31pm