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Tag: Automotive

Street-legal Cozy Coupe Doesn’t Look too Cozy

Street-legal Cozy Coupe Doesn’t Look too Cozy
When my son was really small I probably pushed him 1000 miles in his red and yellow Little Tykes Cozy Coupe. I also flopped over the top of that little car a few times when the front wheels randomly stopped working at speed.

Wipe Your Rear Windshield with a Cat’s Tail

Wipe Your Rear Windshield with a Cat’s Tail
Normally I silently wish a moving violation on anyone I see cruising the streets of my town with stickers of any sort on their car. I harbor particular ill will for anyone with stick-figure families adorning their vehicle.
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Escape Belt Automatically Unlocks Your Seatbelts If Your Car Goes Underwater

Escape Belt Automatically Unlocks Your Seatbelts If Your Car Goes Underwater
When I was growing up, an elderly man had a heart attack at a golf course not far from my house while driving. His car drove into one of the ponds on the property and was submerged for several days before anyone knew he was missing.

Car & Bike Horn Mod is Bleepin’ Loud

Car & Bike Horn Mod is Bleepin’ Loud
Peter Olt nearly got into an accident when a car suddenly cut into his lane, unable to hear – or perhaps ignoring – his honking and cussing. The incident prompted him to make some noise, so to speak.

BMW Patent Shows Manual Transmission That Won’t Let You Pick the Wrong Gear

BMW Patent Shows Manual Transmission That Won’t Let You Pick the Wrong Gear
The manual transmission has been slowly falling out of favor with many drivers. In days past, two groups of people opted for manual transmission, the enthusiast and people looking for overall fuel economy. With automatic transmissions often delivering better fuel economy today thanks to more forward speeds, the main supporter of the manual transmission is now the automotive enthusiast.

Blind Man Gets a Ride in Google’s Self-Driving Car

Blind Man Gets a Ride in Google’s Self-Driving Car
My grandfather was paralyzed from the waist down from an accident before I was born. As he aged, his health deteriorated until he was unable to drive his own car despite it having specially outfitted controls operated by his hands.

Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System

Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System
A new car seat developed by the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo can automatically identify the person who is sitting on it. The seat uses a system of 360 pressure sensors that can remember what it feels like to be sat on by various people.

Car Compass: Helps Dudes Find Their Cars

Car Compass: Helps Dudes Find Their Cars
So you park your car, go to the mall/watch a movie/eat at the restaurant, and have a generally good time. Then you go back to the parking lot and realize, with a sinking feeling, that you’ve forgotten where you’ve parked your ride.

KOBOT Transformable, Smartphone-Controlled Cars: More Than Meets the Eye

KOBOT Transformable, Smartphone-Controlled Cars: More Than Meets the Eye
Japan-based Kowa Tmsuk is building some very cool toys. And by toys I mean awesome transforming E-cars. This electric vehicle concept is called KOBOT: half robot half mini-car.

115 Year Old Electric Car Matches the Mileage of a Chevy Volt

115 Year Old Electric Car Matches the Mileage of a Chevy Volt
Sometimes when we think that technology is marching forward, it isn’t as a big of a deal as we thought and you find out that someone has had the technology for years already. Take the Chevy Volt for instance.

Mercedes-Benz iPhone Interface Plus Coming in 2012, Just as the Mayan Calendar Predicted

Mercedes-Benz iPhone Interface Plus Coming in 2012, Just as the Mayan Calendar Predicted
Car makers want the latest and greatest technology in their cars. That includes not just what’s under the hood, but what’s in the dashboard as well. That means making cars friendly for your phones, tablets and more.

Duro Flash LED Warning Lights: Flares Are So Analog

Duro Flash LED Warning Lights: Flares Are So Analog
The Duro Flash LED warning lights provide 4 hours of light between charges. They’re made of cast aluminum and can withstand up to 20,000 lbs. If Dr. Sheldon Cooper ever learns how to drive, I’m pretty sure he’d have this in his car instead of flares.

The License Plate Frame That Could Save Lives

The License Plate Frame That Could Save Lives
How many times have you been driving down the road, when some dufus in front of you slams on their brakes to take an “important” phone call or yell at the kids? If only that guy would install one of these on his car.

Pogoalert Keeps Speed Traps at Bay

Pogoalert Keeps Speed Traps at Bay
This wondrous little auto gadget uses GPS satellite tracking, radar and laser detection technologies to alert you to the presence of speed traps and traffic cameras. The PogoAlert features a compact 1.8-inch LCD screen that mounts on your car’s dashboard or windshield, and lets you know when you’re approaching a speed trap or traffic camera.

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Gasoline pump manufacturer, Dresser Wayne, is showing off a new pump that features wireless Internet connectivity, including the ability to purchase and download music tracks while you pump fuel into your gas guzzler. The Dresser Wayne Ovation
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