There are all sorts of interesting patents out there for things that may or may not ever make it to market. It’s all a matter of making sure the technology a company invents isn’t stolen by the other guys before they have a chance to bring it to market, just in case. The latest patent […]
Those who were hoping to drive their Volvo at high speeds, which in the U.S. means finding a track, will be out of luck come next year. The automaker announced it will be limiting all its vehicles to a top speed of 112 mph starting in 2020. Volvo already has a reputation for being safety-conscious […]
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.