Used cars offer cost savings over their new counterparts and often let you get behind the wheel of something you otherwise couldn’t afford. There are warranties to give you peace of mind about buying what someone else cast aside, but now there’s something new to worry about when you buy used. The old owner may […]
Flying cars are the promise of the future that never quite happens. Movies have taunted us for years with all kinds of flying contraptions, notably that DeLorean in Back to the Future, yet engineers can’t make them real. Uber is set to tackle the challenge with a little help from a NASA engineer. If anyone […]
Automakers are working to make cars less polluting, but emissions are still an issue. Diesel vehicles are especially guilty of polluting our environment, so they receive extra attention from scientists and engineers trying to improve air quality. An MIT grad student developed a unique solution that captures diesel soot and turns it into ink.
Hybrid vehicles are now commonplace on American roads and electric vehicles are gaining popularity, but hydrogen fuel cell vehicles lag behind. Honda and General Motors are taking a gamble on the future and partnering to invest big money in hydrogen fuel cell technology. The plan is to mass produce a system both companies will use […]
There are autonomous cars on our roads today, but they require a human at the wheel. Whether it’s only a single feature, like Tesla’s Autopilot, or fully autonomous cars in testing, the law demands a human in the driver’s seat to take over if things go wrong. That might be the most dangerous part of […]
There are lots of great things about winter, but clearing your windshield of snow and ice isn’t one of those things. It takes extra time in the morning, and it’s not efficient with at least one stubborn spot that will not come free. It’s usually just out of reach and definitely a distraction when you […]
There are futuristic pieces of tech that we all think science needs to figure out right now. We want transporters that can zip us from place to place in an instant, spaceships that can take us to the stars, and the ever elusive flying car. Hyperloop is taking on the car challenge, not by making […]
A recent post from Nissan seems to explain both sides of the EV debate.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, 19 Americans fall victims to identity thieves every minute. Javelin Strategy and Research released its 2016 Identity Fraud Study, and found that $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015. Credit card fraud is the second most frequent means of stealing from consumers, and perpetrators are […]