Ford seems set to show off some cool stuff at the CES show in Vegas this week. Drones controlled from your car’s touchscreen! Data-driven multimodal transport! Cool, how does it come up with all this stuff? About that: Ford would like to buy some tech companies, please. And it’s brilliant!
Please believe I intend no sarcasm whatsoever when I say that the lockable, collapsable, under-seat storage box is one of the most useful innovations on the 2017 Ford Super Duty. Even if you don’t have a gun to put in it.
Fiat Chrysler USA was just awarded an American patent for “a ramp system for a vehicle storage bed” which appears to be exactly what it sounds like, and would be a hugely helpful feature for folks like me who like to put heavy stuff in trucks but don’t always have friends around to help.
Airbus has received a U.S. Patent that could literally reshape the way planes are flown. The design will be like flying a drone, but the pilots still be on the plane, looking at a digitally displayed real-time image rather than through traditional cockpit windows.
Ford has claimed more than 100 new patents building the 2015 F-150, meaning the truck will advance more in this generational changeover than it has between any previous generations.
A lot of the greatest car designers are kept far from the public eye. Now you get to meet two of the most out-there innovators working today, responsible in part for why all of your friends want to drive BMW and Volkswagens.
The normally stuffy suits at IBM must've raided the ex-Xerox PARC labs for their latest project, as it's a bit out of left field. IBM is working on a steering wheel that has the ability to read a driver's lips and also serve as a drum machine. It does have some practical uses, as well — as if anything could be more…
Maruf Karimov, a 15-year-old from Uzbekistan claims to have invented a technique that allows an internal combustion engine to run on compressed air. Because the engine can recharge its air tanks once it's started, it can run indefinitely.