Most people are quite familiar with how taxis work. They’ve been around for decades and are nothing new, especially for those who live in cities and don’t own their own vehicles. Ride-hailing is much newer and despite its increasing popularity, most people still haven’t given it a try. A recent Pew Research Center study shows […]
Instead of displaying a mystery icon, why don’t our vehicles just speak to us when they have a problem?
Not everyone is ready to embrace a future full of autonomous vehicles. Despite this resistance, companies like Waymo have vehicles out on the streets right now as part of the testing process. This seems to be hitting a nerve with reports of those vehicles being attacked in Chandler, Arizona. It seems that not everyone wants […]
It’s challenging driving in the rain or snow. Not only do the roads get slick, but it can be hard to see. That’s why we have headlights and windshield wipers. Despite the notion autonomous cars will be able to handle bad weather better than humans, it still causes all sorts of trouble for technology. Anyone […]
While we all wait on those elusive flying cars, automakers are busy trying to deliver self-driving cars. Fully autonomous cars aren’t here just yet, but features like Tesla’s Autopilot are the first steps. Tesla just took another step forward to that autonomous future with the addition of Navigate to its Autopilot technology. The existing version […]
There’s a debate raging over at the Car Talk Communities about advanced safety technology and teen drivers. “I’ve noticed your partiality to all the new safety features available on today’s cars – automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross traffic alert, amongst others,” writes Michael Britten. With his own teen grandchildren about […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is about to approve smart headlights for the U.S. in use worldwide for over a decade. Here’s why it matters to everyday drivers.
Our cars come with an ever-increasing number of new technologies designed to keep us safe. Even on the most inexpensive cars in the most basic trims, there are features that were once reserved only for luxury vehicles as expensive options. The trickle-down of this technology to the broader car market is a good thing, but […]
Even if the extent of your automotive technical knowledge begins and ends with prime time television commercials, you probably understand that the most engine wear takes place when you start your car. Now that we’ve arrived at a point when most new cars have auto-stop/start technology which increases the number of starts in an average […]