Throughout its history, NASA has not only been responsible for developing spacecraft, but also cutting-edge aircraft that pushed the boundaries of technology and flight. Now, they’re getting ready to do it again.
Car companies typically send their pickup trucks to the mountains of Arizona for pain-tolerance tests. Ford has figured out how to bring the hills to them.
In March 1968, a Soviet Golf II submarine carrying nuclear ballistic missiles exploded and sank 1,500 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii. Five months later, the US government discovered the wreckage—and decided to steal it. So began Project AZORIAN, one of the most absurdly ambitious operations the CIA has ever…
The modern car is littered with dozens of safety systems and sensors designed to provide the driver with all sorts of enhanced information like lane-keeping, drowsiness detection, and blind spot monitoring. But motorcycles haven’t been so quick to receive this upgraded safety tech, until now.
Wanting to know how we performed on a motorcycle is ingrained in anyone who’s ridden a bike, but anything short of the most expensive motorcycles available today doesn’t have the technology to detect and record telemetric info. Well, unless you add this little box to your bike.
HRL Laboratories has figured out how to replicate the rapid stiffening and softening of human muscle in metal. The technology could be used to create the ultimate automotive suspension, or give a robot the strength and sensitivity of a person.
Ford has just announced that by the 2017 model year, all EcoBoost-powered F-150 pickup trucks will automatically shut off when possible to save fuel.
I went to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show with an edict from my bosses: “Don’t just stand around and complain that there aren’t any manual-transmission rear-drive lead sleds there.” Don’t worry, I found one anyway, and it’s a fantastic old Acura NSX!
We’ve seen some interesting new ways to control your car at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and 2016 Detroit Auto Show. That reminded me of the touch-free tech most cars have had for years; voice-activation. Yeah, remember that?
What if you could have the promise of the Skully or the new BMW HUD helmet in a lid you already own? Here’s a company trying to do just that.
Car companies tell us the buttons on your dashboard are soon to be replaced with pinches and swipes. Some are already pushing even further with touch screens you don’t actually touch. Let’s look closer at some of this tech and see if it’s actually worth being wide-eyed over.
Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess spent the first ten minutes of his Consumer Electronics Show keynote address apologizing for his company’s recent emissions indiscretions. That was followed by his introduction of “The New Volkswagen,” which outlined VW’s planned path to redemption. Here’s what the beleaguered…
Like calling those two-wheeled, self-balancing monstrosities hoverboards, the term ‘wireless charging’ has been incorrectly used to describe many technologies that really aren’t. But for the first time ever, today I held an iPhone in my hand that was charging without a single cable connected to it, and I was wowed.
An ultra-precise GPS is a technological keystone for autonomous cars. Tough to execute with satellite data alone, it needs to be physically mapped. GM realized most of their cars are already fitted with cameras, and is turning them on to cartography with partner Mobileye.
Ford has taken the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show as an opportunity to announce it’s no long a purely car company; it’s a “mobility company.” That means they’ll be digging heavily into apps, integration, and cars you don’t drive, but the big news everyone expected with Google was nowhere to be found.
Say goodbye to your relaxing drive to and from work every day. Harman is working with Microsoft to put an end to those few minutes of wasted productivity by bringing parts of Microsoft’s Office suite to your car’s infotainment system.
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!
The annual Consumer Electronics Expo kicks off in Las Vegas next week. What was once a trade show for the tech industry has rapidly expanded into another venue for automakers to show off both the latest interactive technology, as well as a growing number of concept car debuts.
Many luxury vehicles offer a 360-degree view around your car on the dashboard which makes squeezing into tight parking spots much easier. Magellan now offers the same omnipotent vision to your junky ride with a new GPS nav unit that can connect to cameras mounted all around a vehicle.