Bosch's New Automotive Touchscreens Feel Like Physical Buttons

Countless states have laws preventing you from using a smartphone while driving, but trying to find a button on an in-dash navigation system is just as distracting. To remedy this, Bosch has created an automotive touch screen with buttons that feel real so they’re easy to find without taking your eyes off the road. »11/11/15 4:45pm11/11/15 4:45pm


Self-Driving Cars Will Be On Roads by 2020 But US Cities Won't Be Ready for Them

Even though at least seven autonomous car programs swear they’ll be street-ready by 2020, the truth is that US cities are woefully unprepared for this reality. Only six percent of the US’s largest cities include any language about self-driving vehicles in their long-range transportation plans. »11/09/15 8:30pm11/09/15 8:30pm

The Future Of Helmets Is A Suspension System That Saves Your Brain

Until very recently, helmets have had two jobs: keep things from impaling your head and reduce the force of hitting things that hit it. Two companies unveiled street helmets at the AIMExpo show this year that take things one massively important step further—to protect your brain, as well as your skull. »11/03/15 12:27pm11/03/15 12:27pm

Your Car's Voice Activated System Is As Distracting As A Phone

We’ve always found that voice control systems in cars are a bit pointless, since virtually every one is crap. (No, we don’t want to go to Ottawa, we want to turn on the radio. NO ONE WANTS TO GO TO OTTAWA.) But it turns out that if you do use a voice control system in your car, it could be incredibly distracting. »10/22/15 1:49pm10/22/15 1:49pm

The Futuristic Bridge Rolls-Royce Designed For Its New Ships Looks Like a Spacecraft Cockpit 

Norwegian shipping company Simon Møkster Shipping got a brand new offshore platform supply vessel back in August. That might not mean anything to you, but the ship’s bridge is the first to tout a new type of ergonomic design created Rolls-Royce–and it looks like an amazing place to work. »10/15/15 9:43pm10/15/15 9:43pm

Land Rover's Off-Road Cruise Control Really Works And I Hate It

You have to respect Land Rover for daring to dream up so many cool car toys: invisible hoods, remote driving, really good speakers in the Autobiography. One of those ideas, which is effectively “off-road cruise control,” has become a reality. I tried it on the new Range Rover Diesel. And I hate it. »9/16/15 2:37pm9/16/15 2:37pm

Why Do People Take Selfies In Emergencies?

When a United Airlines flight made an emergency landing this summer due to medical situations on board, as the oxygen masks fell down, some passengers’ phone cameras went up. But psychologists say the instinct to snap a selfie in a near-death experience isn’t all narcissism—it’s also about survival and… »9/16/15 12:34pm9/16/15 12:34pm

Nine Sportbike Technological Advancements That Are Now Commonplace

It is easy to take a look at today’s high-performance motorcycles and assume all of the features present have been there since the very beginning. From the sleek suspension systems, beefy brake components, and powerful and reliable drivetrains, it all appears to be perfectly balanced. However, what you are actually… »8/21/15 10:40am8/21/15 10:40am