While the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been gradually integrating automobiles to their show for a few years, the North American International Auto Show has been looking to make the opposite swap to integrate more technology companies to the show. For the 2018 edition in Detroit, you will see displays…
The new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be like what the new E-Class is for Mercedes, and not just a midsize luxury sedan. The new 5 will be the platform in which BMW will test a ton of new autonomous gizmos. To show everyone what to expect, BMW brought an automated prototype to CES that’s pretty much capable of driving itself.
Automakers rebranding cars as “mobility products” that make driving more like surfing the internet was the story of last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Doesn’t look like that’s changed in 2017, but the Toyota Concept-I takes the idea of a car as a “companion” a little further. It’s... conversational.
You know that shocks are what control how your car rides, but what’s actually going on inside the tube of a high-performance off-road shock? I took some apart and put them back together (with some engineers who know what they’re doing) to find out.
Nobody expected the 2017 Honda Ridgeline to be a hardcore off-roader. It simply lacks the low gearing and solid axles typically suited to crushing rocks. But Honda’s new pickup still holds its own over rough terrain, and here’s how. Call it “better off-roading through science.”
A North Miami outfit has created a remarkably low-tech “modification” for a self-balancing electric scooter (AKA “hoverboard”) that allows it to be operated from a beach chair. It can even tow all your other giant goofy toys.
While “car companies are becoming tech companies,” Jaguar Land Rover is taking a slightly different tack and firing up a wholly-owned “startup” of about 30 people specifically assigned to figure out to how to sell people cars as potentially shareable transportation solutions.
It looks Facebook wants to take the event function a step further and help people actually get to those events. Is the social media giant getting into the ridesharing game? Based on these patent filings, maybe so.
Toyota says they expect to have autonomous cars ready to go by around 2020. That technology will revolve around an extremely detailed network of maps with data collected by anyone who might be driving one of their cars.
The 2017 E-Class is shaping up to be a massive technological leap for Mercedes-Benz, packed with everything from car-to-X communication to using your smartphone to replace the key fob and remote park the new sedan. But a system called “Pre-Safe Sound” will blow your mind – and not your eardrums.
You’ve been eyeing some bypass shocks for your truck because you heard “they’re good,” but some colorful gif distracts you every time you try to read more. Help is here short-attention spanned friends; I found some neat quick videos that break down how bypass shocks will make you faster off-road.
Apple has filed for a patent titled “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, nixing voice prompts that say, “turn right in 600 feet” to “make the next right after the McDonalds.” And it could explain its fleet of sensor-laden minivans.
Phone maker HTC has been apparently working on a new system codenamed "Cello" that links up with everything from navigation to night vision in a bid to provide a much more robust alternative to Google's Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
General Motors has equipped over 30 of its models in North America with 4G LTE and plans to offer every 2016 model with the high-speed wireless data service. Why? Convenience. And money. Around $350 million worth, says GM, although it’s not saying exactly how.
Everyone wants better WiFi. It’s an easy thing for people to get behind, particularly legislators. But if a bi-partisan bill reintroduced by two Senators makes it into law, it could have a disastrous affects on one of the next great safety innovations.
Screens are slowly usurping traditional gauges, but automakers still insist on using analog approximations despite the freedom of a digital canvas. The designers at Ustwo took a hard look at exactly what drivers need and came up with a solution, and it's brilliant, if not exactly sexy.
We've seen a spate of "smart" helmets that incorporate tiny screens to show everything from navigation to rearview camera feeds, but none of them pull data from the motorcycle's onboard computer. A couple of Intel engineers decided to change that with a new chipset and a smartphone app that answers to "Hello Jarvis."
The Department of Transportation is out with its Beyond Traffic 2045 report and it's fucking bleak. It's also telling that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sat down with Google's Eric Schmidt to introduce the report, because the feds are hoping technology is going to pick up the ball they keep dropping.
A patent filed by Ford details how it could use finger prints, retinal scans, and voice recognition to make your car keys obsolete. Sounds good. But what about security?