It wasn’t long ago the idea of a connected car was only a glimpse of the future. We couldn’t connect our phones to our cars, stream music, or push a button and get directions. Today, connected cars are a reality, but there are still challenges. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) aims to find solutions […]
Pairing a phone to your own car’s Bluetooth can be an frustrating exercise, but the challenge dials up when you’re trying to pair a phone to a car you’ve just rented. We cover the basics, and provide a guide to every available manufacturer’s online pairing instructions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) places most of the responsibility for traffic fatalities firmly on the shoulders of driver error – to the tune of more than 90 percent. Not being a regulatory body prone to standing idly by and waiting for problems to work themselves out, the NHTSA has taken steps to […]
In 2010, Portland, Maine-based app developer Chimani launched with one goal: to provide a paper-free, information-rich app for visitors to Maine’s Acadia National Park. Now, six years later, it has partnered with Subaru to roll out free apps for 59 National Parks around the country.
As part of the New England Motor Press Association and the MIT AgeLab’s annual NEMPA/MIT Technology Conference, MIT Research Scientist Bryan Reimer revealed the results of a consumer survey that showed consumers are interested in some autonomous technologies, but they want to be taught how to use it in very different ways than they’re taught […]
V2V is a whole lot more than just crash avoidance technology, but allow me to take a moment and describe some of its phenomenal crash avoidance capabilities. Imagine how secure you would feel if your vehicle could warn you of a stopped vehicle in your immediate path or warn you of an unseen vehicle speeding […]
The affordable crossover segment is host to some interesting new technologies. Here are three to watch.
By Tim Esterdahl The all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima has created a stir among auto journalists and consumers with its striking looks, new powertrain and its host of technology features. Here are the features that stand out for us. New Multi-Touch Display with Pinch and Zoom Standard on all Maxima models is a large 8” screen […]
It seems that virtually every automaker is now planning to include autonomous driving and safety features as standard equipment in most new models and vehicle connectivity is now a given – so where are high-tech car gadgets headed from here? Here are 10 of the most interesting new technology features from this weekend’s Atlanta International Auto […]