Tag: high-tech

32 Posts

Jun 25, 2015

Lexus' Hoverboard and Ford's Around-the-Corner Camera

Jim Motavalli

Automakers love to make cool tech. Some is just for show, but some actually goes into production.


Jun 24, 2015

Better Ideas: Ford's Future Mobility Visions

Jim Motavalli

Self-driving cars sooner than you think, 3-D printed parts, natural and lightweight materials, car sharing, and e-bikes. And here's the surprise: This is from Ford.

high-tech self-driving electric vehicles

May 08, 2015

Will Auto Manufacturers Help Save Cyclists?

Jim Motavalli

Over 700 cyclists died after being hit by cars, according to statistics from the most recent year available. Can we stop the carnage? Some auto companies think they can help. Here's how. 

bicycles safety features high-tech

Jan 07, 2015

Wacky Concept Cars at the Great BIG CES Show

Jim Motavalli

As rolling boomboxes and the ultimate mobile devices, cars at CES are deliciously over the top. It is Vegas, after all. 


Aug 27, 2014

Apple's CarPlay Could be Great, But Delays are Ominous

Jim Motavalli

With a 2014 release date and a roster of automakers lined up, Apple had the momentum, but delays are a problem. Interested? Tell us why--or why not--right here.

high-tech distracted driving

Feb 25, 2014

5 Annoying Things About Today's Car Stereos

Jim Motavalli

Modern infotainment has some peculiar quirks and exasperations, which I've gathered together here from recent test-drive experiences.

sound systems high-tech

Jan 22, 2014

Hackers Have a New Target: Your Car

Jim Motavalli

Cars today have data ports and event data recorders (black boxes), and they can and are being hacked in a variety of creative ways. Bad guys are rolling back odometers, stealing cars with electronic keys, erasing crash data and more. And wait, it all gets worse when every car has 4G access.

anti-theft high-tech

Jan 03, 2014

Audi and Google: High-Tech Collaboration in the Car

Jim Motavalli

Your next car might include Apple, Android and Microsoft in the dash. Here's a look at what's coming.


Nov 10, 2011

Ford, Its Sync System Under Attack, Plans an Emergency Fix

Jim Motavalli

Let's give a thought to auto audio. In the early days of motoring, the gas engine was so loud it's unlikely that any motorist could have heard a car radio, even if the electronics of the period were up to the task.

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Jun 10, 2011

IBM's Watson, a Jeopardy Champ, Could Deliver Natural Voice Recognition That Actually Works

Jim Motavalli

From a perch in the cloud, Watson-like supercomputers could offer solutions for clueless drivers, including finding that sushi restaurant whose name you forgot, or that song by the guy who sounds kind of like Bob Dylan.

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