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Tag: Automobile

You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car

You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car
So many people end up in car accidents every year. One of the common reasons was because the driver wasn’t paying enough attention. Some apparently can’t let go of their smartphones when they’re on the road,…

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car
The hard part about driving isn’t exactly the driving part; it’s actually parking. I can drive automatics and stick shifts, but it takes me close to a quarter of an hour to park after I’ve found…
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China’s BYD Su Rui Is a Full-Size Remote-Controlled Car

China’s BYD Su Rui Is a Full-Size Remote-Controlled Car
While there are plenty of ways to add a remote-controlled starter to your car so you can let the engine warm up before you get in it, it’s not common to find a car that you…

Cadillac Announces Self-Driving Car Tech

Cadillac Announces Self-Driving Car Tech
I think many of us would appreciate a car that can drive itself for those long road trips or when you’re stuck in traffic. We have some systems today to make driving in traffic easier such…

The “World’s Safest Electric Vehicle” Has Air Bags on the Outside

The “World’s Safest Electric Vehicle” Has Air Bags on the Outside
Parents and teachers have taught us at a young age not to “judge a book by its cover” because sometimes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts – and this doesn’t just apply to people or…

addOn: OnStar Coming to Every Vehicle

addOn: OnStar Coming to Every Vehicle
Think back a number of years ago when OnStar first launched. The ability to talk on your cell phone without actually having to hold a cell phone was really novel. Of course, this was back in…

Auto Finder Helps Track Down Your Parked Car

Auto Finder Helps Track Down Your Parked Car
Do you, or someone you know have a bad habit of losing their car? If you’ve always lived in a small town, you probably haven’t run into the problem of losing your car in a parking…

Cruden Hexatech Car Simulator Costs More Than Most Sports Cars

Cruden Hexatech Car Simulator Costs More Than Most Sports Cars
This has got to be one of the ultimate car simulators out there. Naturally, all this awesomeness doesn’t come cheap, but hey, it’s the best! You’ll spend $191,000 (USD) on this device, which is more than…

Snaefell Hybrid Car-Motorcycle: Why? Why Not?

Snaefell Hybrid Car-Motorcycle: Why? Why Not?
What’s red, shiny, goes fast, and looks like a vehicular accident? The Pontiac Aztek, that’s what. I’d rather have the Snaefell, François Knorreck’s lovingly handcrafted car-motorcycle hybrid. It’s easier to think of it as a motorcycle…

Robot Riding Shotgun: Aida the in-Car Robot Companion

Robot Riding Shotgun: Aida the in-Car Robot Companion
Developed by researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab in cooperation with Audi, AIDA (Affective Intelligent Driving Agent) is a drivers’ companion that offers useful information while interacting in a “socially appropriate and informative way.” AIDA will…

Rickey Taylor: Daydreamer, Genius, or Does He Just have Too Much Free Time?

Rickey Taylor: Daydreamer, Genius, or Does He Just have Too Much Free Time?
Here’s an interesting blog I fished out of Dark Roasted Blend‘s Link Latte: Rickey Taylor’s Sharpened Pencil, where said Mr. Taylor, a CADD designer/drafter, posts his doodles about his ideas for inventions. So is he a…

Pronto4 Strap-on Kit Converts Vehicles Into Real Life (Non-Transforming) Autobots

Pronto4 Strap-on Kit Converts Vehicles Into Real Life (Non-Transforming) Autobots
The Pronto4 strap-on kit from Utah-based Kairos Autonomi can turn any ordinary vehicle into an autonomous and unmanned one, able to follow waypoints and can go as fast as 90 mph. Of course, users also have…

Steampunk Camaro Could have Singlehandedly Saved the U.S. Auto Industry

Steampunk Camaro Could have Singlehandedly Saved the U.S. Auto Industry
When I came across this design for a retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro (aka the Steampunk Kamaro), I nearly lost my mind. Then I realized that it wasn’t real, and only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’…

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands
This amazing new advertisement for MINI uses augmented reality (AR) technology to create a truly interactive media piece out of a 2-dimensional magazine ad. Using AR tracking technology, as you hold the ad up to your…

Race Car USB Memory Card Reader has Flat Tires

Race Car USB Memory Card Reader has Flat Tires
Most of the USB memory card readers I come across are rather pedestrian. Conversely, this one is rather automotive. ElectroJoe’s Motor Maniac is a 16-in-1 memory card reader that looks like a (slightly deformed) little red…

Vmod Lets You Take Your Media on the Road

Vmod Lets You Take Your Media on the Road
Want to take all of your digital media on the road? VMOD mounts inside your vehicle and lets you easily move all of your music, video, photos and other media to your car via a Wi-Fi…
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