Car Tech

Nissan develops a self-cleaning car. Goodbye carwash! (Video)

Nissan uses a dirt-resistant paint finish to develop a car that can clean itself, after introducing a rearview camera that keeps itself dirt and dust-free.

Car Tech April 27, 2014

FTC backs Tesla direct-to-consumer sales policy, slams state bans

Tesla received a boost of hope in its battle for direct sales. Three FTC officials slammed state bans on the company's efforts to directly sell their electric cars to consumers.

Car Tech April 25, 2014

Bentley unwraps Mulsanne hybrid concept at Beijing Motor Show 2014

Bentley is combining luxury, speed and fuel-efficiency in its first hybrid concept car first introduced to the budding Chinese market.

Car Tech April 21, 2014

GM, NHTSA did not recall Saturn Ion for years despite knowledge of problems, consumer complaints

The national agency that is supposed to look after road safety has been criticized by safety advocates and lawmakers after having delayed actions on complaints against some General Motor vehicles such as the Saturn Ion.

Car Tech April 21, 2014

Awards, rare appearance, a big anniversary all part of NY Auto Show

The Mustang celebrates 50 years and the Camry gets kudos for redesign. All that plus lots of awards highlight this year's New York Auto Show.

Car Tech April 19, 2014

Free charging on electric cars. It's the next big push to buy one

Nissan rolls out "No Charge to Charge" initiative on battery-powered Leaf.

Car Tech April 18, 2014

Ford unveils 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang at New York Auto Show: Vroom, vroom!

In celebration of the Mustang’s 50th birthday, Ford has unveiled a new limited edition Mustang. The 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition is fast, furious and ready for action.

Car Tech April 17, 2014

Glow-in-the-dark roads may help Netherlands save tons of money

New technology in the Netherlands has glow-in-the-dark road markings that help keep highways illuminated for drivers and pedestrians. Up next is removing smog from the air.

Car Tech April 15, 2014

Land Rover pimps off-road vehicle with 'see through' hood [Video]

Land Rover has a new experimental technology that allows drivers to see through the car's hood and see what's in front and underneath the wheels.

Car Tech April 10, 2014

Tough times for Toyota continue as it recalls 6.4 million vehicles globally

Recalls come on heels of $1.2 billion settlement with U.S. Justice Department for hiding defect issues.

Car Tech April 9, 2014

Spider-infested fuel tanks force Mazda to recall 42,000 vehicles, software update solves problem

Mazda has issued yet another spider related Mazda 6 recall. The car manufacturer plans to fix the “bug” problem with a software update.

Car Tech April 7, 2014

Tesla takes on New Jersey over ban on direct sales

Tesla is preparing to take on New Jersey over a ban on direct sales. Tesla is vowing to fire down the court ruling that forbids the company from selling directly its eco-friendly vehicles in the state.

Car Tech April 7, 2014

Camera happy auto industry? Tesla, auto makers looking to replace side-view mirrors with cameras

On the heels of the recent announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that all new U.S. vehicles will be required to have rear visibility technology by May 2018, comes Tesla Motors claiming they expect to replace all side-view mirrors with cameras as well.

Car Tech April 3, 2014

Car manufacturers behaving badly: GM, Toyota recalls cast cloud over entire auto industry

GM and Toyota allegedly ignore potentially deadly issues and casts a negative spotlight on entire auto industry.

Car Tech April 2, 2014

Mandatory backup cams could save 69 lives a year. Dad who fatally injured son in accident claims ruling took too long

Highway Traffic Safety Administration: All new light vehicles – including cars, SUVs, trucks and vans – to have “rear-view visibility systems.”

Car Tech April 4, 2014

U.S. will require rearview cameras on new vehicles starting May 2018

All vehicles will soon be required to install rearview cameras by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to reduce deaths and injuries from back-over accidents. Will this really bring about road safety?

Car Tech April 1, 2014

Road Rage Reversal. Angry driver loses control and crashes after flipping off other motorist

YouTube video captures instant karma as incensed driver swerves off road and hits tree during rage.

Car Tech March 29, 2014

Toyota buying back $3.5 billion in shares, still dealing with call back issues

The share buy back comes in the the wake of a week where it was uncovered that Toyota knowingly ignored dangerous issues with vehicles prior to recalls. The company laid out about $3.5 billion. Those unhappy with the plan said the money should have instead been reinvested in the company.

Car Tech March 26, 2014

California auto clubs seek car data privacy through proposed legislature

Automobile clubs in California have backed a bill proposed by Senator Monning that puts restrictions to the transmission of vehicle data to manufacturers and dealers.

Car Tech March 19, 2014

Honda Odyssey faulty fuel pump fire risk prompts nearly 900k vehicle recall

Honda is in trouble again, as the automaker is forced to recall a third round of Odyssey minivans in less than one year. The latest recall is because of faulty fuel pumps in these vehicles that could deteriorate over time in a manner that could result in cracks, which then would allow gasoline to leak.

Car Tech March 16, 2014

Road Rage! Calm down. There’s a new car safety system that will help you chill

EPFL scientists are developing a new in-car safety system that will help identify drivers’ emotions using embedded cameras that film their faces. The software’s algorithms can track a variety of common emotions due to the very specific facial muscle movements of these emotions.

Car Tech March 17, 2014

Give your car a big smile: Emotion sensors aim to lessen incidents of road rage

Road rage kills and scientists in Switzerland have made some progress to change that. They have developed a prototype that in the future can help slow down drivers going through road rage.

Car Tech March 17, 2014

Tesla cries foul as NJ says no to direct sales

New Jersey has approved a rule which effectively bans Tesla's direct car sale in the state.

Car Tech March 16, 2014

GM deadly ignition switch problem ignites massive recall and probe

General Motors (GM) has recalled around 1.37 million vehicles over faulty ignition switch and is now facing federal probe.

Car Tech March 16, 2014

Apple CarPlay brings Siri to Ferrari, Merc and Volvo: iWow for iDrivers

Apple has unwrapped CarPlay at the Geneva International Motor Show. iDrivers can expect a better experience while behind the wheels, using their iPhones.

Car Tech March 5, 2014

Apple CarPlay aims to bring the best iPhone experience to the car

Apple has officially announced the launch of CarPlay, which brings the best iPhone experience to automobiles. By plugging in an iPhone the user gains full access to Phone, Messages, Music, and Apple Maps on the car's built-in display.

Car Tech March 4, 2014

Apple iOS in the Car heading to Ferrari, Merc and Volvo: Why we think it's cool

Apple's iOS in the Car feature, which made its debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last year, will finally mark its official launch this week. Apple is expected to announce a partnership with car makers such as Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes Benz, a move that will see the iOS mobile platform become an integral part of the vehicle's infotainment system.

Car Tech March 2, 2014

Nissan Titan to finally get a makeover after 12 years

Nissan's pickup truck Titan gets a makeover after 12 years and will be revealed at the Detroit auto show.

Car Tech March 3, 2014

Prius Tops Consumer Reports Top Hybrid Car For 11th Straight Year

The Toyota Prius wins Consumer Report's Top Green Car for 2014.

Car Tech March 8, 2014

Tesla Model S gets top honors from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has revealed its list of the best vehicles running on U.S. roads today and the top honor goes to Tesla Model S.

Car Tech February 27, 2014

Motorists & Cyclists: New in-car tech aimed at actually uniting the pair

Volvo debuted a Cyclist Detection System last year. Now, the Swedish automaker has announced a partnership with fellow Swedish company POC, which specializes in helmets and other protective sports gear, to develop a car-to-cyclist communication system designed to increase cooperation between the forever feuding two- and four-wheelers.

Car Tech March 8, 2014

In-Car Tech: Focus shifts to safety over entertainment

The U.S. government is setting the wheels in motion on an action that will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward a potential accident. The new technology would theoretically decrease the number of car accidents and related deaths.

Car Tech February 20, 2014

Toyota recalls 295000 RAV4 SUVs, RX350 crossovers, Tacoma trucks AND 1.9 mn Prius hybrid

Toyota has recalled over 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars due to a software glitch and at least 295,000 RAV4 SUVs, RX350 crossovers and Tacoma pickup trucks, to fix electrical faults that could cause stability controls and anti-lock brakes to become inoperative and increase the risk of crash. Market analysts have dubbed the move, announced within the past one week, a preemptive recall.

Car Tech February 15, 2014

Hack a car? Easy as 1-2-3 and very cheap: Researchers

Researchers have developed a gadget, which can be used to hack a car easily.

Car Tech February 7, 2014

Aston Martin hit by counterfeit pedal arms, recalls 17,590 cars

Aston Martin has recalled over 17,000 sports car due to counterfeit plastic material used in accelerator pedal arms.

Car Tech February 6, 2014

NHTSA wants cars fitted with V2V technology to bring down road accident rate

The U.S. government is pushing for car manufacturers to equip light vehicles with vehicle-to-vehicle technology. Using V2V technology, road mishaps, collisions, and death due to car accidents can be minimized.

Car Tech February 4, 2014

European cars may soon come with kill switch controlled by the police

EU is planning to equip cars with kill switch - devices that can enable police to stop them remotely.

Car Tech February 4, 2014

Google patents free ride taxi service powered by advertisements

In the future to come, if you want a free ride, just watch Google ads. And, you might have to buy the advertised product or service.

Car Tech January 25, 2014

Apple's 'iOS in the Car' developer screenshots pops up on Twitter: What you should know

A developer has leaked screenshots of 'iOS in the Car' suggesting that Apple may soon release the feature.

Car Tech January 22, 2014

Ford CEO Mulally bats for privacy rules as connected cars emerge

As more vehicles add Internet connectivity and location-based services, a need for law emerges to protect drivers' privacy, according to Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

Car Tech January 19, 2014

Corvette Stingray bags Car of the Year award at NAIAS

The Corvette Stingray has been named North American Car of the Year and the Chevrolet Silverado was adjudged North American Truck/Utility of the Year at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

Car Tech January 14, 2014

Tesla douses overheating charger concerns with upgraded adapter

Tesla is giving away an upgraded wall adapter to its Model S owners after receiving complaints of overheating.

Car Tech January 13, 2014

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