Tag: high-tech

35 Posts

2016 BMW 340i
Aug 23, 2016

Rev Matching the BMW: Where's the Off Switch?

Jim Motavalli

BMWs, Porsches, GM and Nissan cars offer "improved" manual transmissions that make heel and toeing a thing of the past.

manual transmissions high-tech BMW 340i 2016

Jan 08, 2016

Future of Driving? The Folks at CES Think They Know.

Jim Motavalli

Portable breathalyzers, back-up cameras and autonomous features from the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show. 

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Is in-car tech durable
Oct 13, 2015

Will In-Car Tech Last as Long as the Car?

Dear Car Talk

Jose is new car shopping. He likes to keep his cars for at least ten years, but he's worried that all the new safety tech won't last as long as the actual car. What's Car Talk's take? Find out here.

buying safety features high-tech

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.

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