​Let's Get Some Facts Straight About Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

Anytime a post about Android Auto or Apple CarPlay lands on these pages there's an inevitable raft of questions, misunderstandings, and uninformed bitching. What if I don't have [insert phone here]?! It'll kill my resale value! I don't want to use any of this shit, gimme back my eight-track! Here's a quick explainer… » 3/10/15 2:05pm 3/10/15 2:05pm

This Experimental Bicycle Is Actually A Revolutionary Navigation System

Remember when Google Maps started letting you compare travel time between "driving, walking, public transport?" Probably not, because we take it for granted. Now Ford is experimenting with a vehicle-and-nav-system pairing that's just as versatile. » 3/02/15 6:25pm 3/02/15 6:25pm

This 2015 GMC Sierra Has Better WiFi Than My Office (Nicer Seats Too)

We all saw GM's Super Bowl ad: "if you had 4G LTE OnStar in your truck you could stream the game!" I shrugged. How good could WiFi be, bottled into a cellphone signal and piped through a pickup truck? Well I'm testing it in a 2015 GMC Sierra right now, and I think I'm ready to make it my new business address. » 2/19/15 2:13pm 2/19/15 2:13pm

Apple Really Is Working on a Car, Claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has hundreds of people working on a top secret project: an electric minivan. The massive undertaking, codenamed "Titan", is expected to last years, and it's entirely possible that Apple will abandon it. But if it doesn't, Steve Jobs's iCar dream will finally come true. » 2/13/15 6:00pm 2/13/15 6:00pm

What The Police-Spec 2016 Ford Explorer Has That Your Mom's Doesn't

Here's the 2016 Ford Explorer in its cop costume, otherwise known as a "Ford Police Interceptor Utility." Upgrades on the civilian version go a little deeper than those LEDs, but I bet you'll still be able to outrun these suckers. Kidding, please do not do that. » 2/11/15 9:02am 2/11/15 9:02am

ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade

Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether. » 1/20/15 12:00pm 1/20/15 12:00pm

Boeing Funded Airplane Goes Hybrid-Electric

An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, more efficient air travel. » 12/23/14 2:50pm 12/23/14 2:50pm

'Ford Shield' Looks Like A Next-Generation Hardcore Bedliner

This clip doesn't give us a lot of clues about what makes the "Built Ford Tough Shield" special, but based on the name and these shots my money's on new bedliner tech. Whether it ends up being "effective tool" or "sales gimmick" remains to be seen, but we'll have our eyes open. » 12/18/14 12:18pm 12/18/14 12:18pm

This Giant Guillotine Is Actually For Clearing Snow Off Big Trucks

"Huh, that is a neat idea" you'll say when you watch this if you've ever perilously shoveled off the slippery top of a semi-truck by hand, or driven behind one that just dumped the fluffy white stuff onto the highway instead. » 12/15/14 4:50pm 12/15/14 4:50pm

Land Rover Is Using Augmented Reality To Sell Cars That Aren't There

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport hasn't hit dealerships yet, but customers will be able to sit inside the SUV, look around, and even fold the seats down thanks to an augmented reality program run from an iPhone. » 12/11/14 3:30pm 12/11/14 3:30pm

This Is What Happens When You Turn On GPS While Flying

Note that this plane was traveling over 400 MPH. Planes are faster than your car ever will be. Or your phone's navigation function, for that matter. » 12/03/14 5:28pm 12/03/14 5:28pm

The First 3D-Printed Object In Space Was Just Made On The ISS

If we're going to venture out into space in a serious way, at some point we're going to need to be able to manufacture stuff. Replacement parts, tools based on needs we don't yet know, novelty Pez dispensers, etc. 3D printing is probably the best way to do this, and a major first milestone was reached on Tuesday. » 11/27/14 9:00am 11/27/14 9:00am

Elon Musk's Mass-Produced Internet Satellites Could Put WiFi Everywhere

Satellite-industry professional Greg Wyler has left Google to team up with nerd-entrepreneur-extraordinaire Elon Musk and develop a squadron of satellites that could beam WiFi just about anywhere, and eventually everywhere, on Earth. » 11/10/14 1:25pm 11/10/14 1:25pm

How WWI Shaped Air Combat — And Still Influences Modern Missions

Planes first appeared over a century ago, but they've changed considerably since then. What hasn't changed, however, is their role in controlling the air, striking, reconnaissance, and mobility — the roots of which go back back to the first World War. » 10/16/14 8:00am 10/16/14 8:00am

Hey, Start/Stop Actually Saves Gas! Just Look At The 2015 Jeep Cherokee

For its second year as the "New Cherokee", the 2015 Jeep Cherokee V6 gets start/stop technology. The EPA's just validated a few scraps of fuel savings over the outgoing model without automatic shutdown– as much as 2 full MPG in city driving. » 10/07/14 4:54pm 10/07/14 4:54pm

Deployable Recorders Can Help Locate Crashed Aircraft

After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future… » 10/07/14 3:00pm 10/07/14 3:00pm

United's Wifi Is Actually Pretty Great

United Airlines has taken their sweet time with getting Wifi on their planes, lagging years behind competitors like American and Delta. But it's finally here, and its speed and pricing structure seem to have been worth the wait. » 9/27/14 11:15am 9/27/14 11:15am

Airbus A320neo Flies For The First Time

On Thursday afternoon at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, the Airbus A320neo completed its maiden flight, kicking off a trial period of 3,000 flight hours. She flew for about two and a half hours, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines. » 9/26/14 10:45am 9/26/14 10:45am

Embrace Of Technology Can Also Be An Airline's PR Nightmare

It was Thursday morning that jetBlue flight 1416 from Long Beach to Austin had an emergency fifteen minutes into the flight and returned to its origin airport. All the while, passengers took photos and filmed videos of the incident. As with any other event, airlines are at the mercy of their passengers, when peril… » 9/21/14 11:38am 9/21/14 11:38am