Chevrolet Gives Sneak Peak Of 2016 Volt At CES 2015

Chevrolet pulled back the sheet on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at a press event Sunday night at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Press in attendance were treated to a glimpse and photo op of General Motors newest long range electric/hybrid vehicle. GM has been showing some VIP volt owners and others, their latest [...]

Some 2015 GM Cars Will Have 4G LTE Wifi Hot Spots

The connected car is becoming a true reality. Although Apple has made it easier to share your data with other people in close proximity to you, the folks at GM and OnStar are about to offer a new product that is surely going to change the game. Especially for people who are addicted to being [...]

This Is The Safest Way To Interact With Your Phone In The Car

DRIVE Hands Free There seems to be a big debate when it comes to using your phone in the car. People have been trying to develop the safest way to interact with a smartphone in the car outside of abstaining from using it at all. There have been devices that will only let you use [...]

Turn Any Car Into A Smart Car With Onics

At the Detroit Auto Show last year we started noticing an interesting trend. More and more cars are coming off the line without even CD players, but USB connections, Aux jacks and Bluetooth are extremely important. This proves that more and more people are turning to their own smartphone as a way to quasi turn [...]

Android Auto: Coming to Cars Later This Year

Android Auto, Car Play During Google's marathon keynote address on say one of I/O, the company announced a ton of new products. Of these products, one of the most innovative has to be Android Auto. Essentially, Android Auto is like Google Now, but for the car. Android Auto takes all of the best parts of [...]

GM Says Google’s Self-driving Car Could Be a ‘Serious Threat’

On Thursday, May 29, General Motors acknowledged the threat that Google poses to traditional automakers. According to Mark Reuss, product-development chief at GM, "Google could become a “serious competitive threat” to the auto industry if it continues to push its self-driving cars."Tim Higgins, Bloomberg Tech, "GM Executive Says Google Could Be ‘Competitive Threat’," 29 May 2014 This comes [...]

Google Unveils the Self-Driving Car

On Tuesday, Google made a pretty sizable announcement. The Mountain View company noted in a blog post that they had begun building prototypes of they "Self-driving Car." While the driverless car has been in the works for some time, the prototype design is unlike anything we have imagined. Most notably, there are no gas or [...]

This Could Be The Battery Everyone Has Been Waiting For

A Japanese company may have developed the rechargeable battery that everyone has been waiting for. For years the Lithium Ion battery has powered today's smartphones and tablets, but lately electric car manufacturers have relied on Lithium Ion batteries to power their vehicles. These batteries are often big, bulky and take a while to charge. Gizmag [...]

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BMW Announces Solar Carport for Hybrid Charging

On Wednesday May 7, BMW announced a brand new solar carport concept, to be launched alongside the upcoming launch of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. It [...]

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WSU Researchers Have Found A Better Predictor of Driver Fatigue

Researchers at Washington State University have developed an interesting approach to detecting drowsy driving. Until now, the majority of drowsy driver detection mechanisms are video-based, and are often bulky and expensive. The new approach, however, is both inexpensive and more effective at detecting drowsy driving: Their recently patented technology is based on steering wheel movements—which [...]