Lyndon Johnson-- yes, that's his real name-- is a journalist, editor and avid fan of cars and motorcycles. In his spare time between writing/editing for a small-town weekly newspaper and nailing perfect rev-matched downshifts while managing Facebook's Manual Transmission Preservation Society, he freelances at Technology Tell's In-Car Tech Tell.
It’s a whole ‘nother kind of fuel economy: Honda says its MC Fill fueling protocol “significantly” reduces refueling time for hydrogen vehicles. In preparation for the next generation of Honda fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), the automaker is testing the new fueling protocol at its Torrance, CA, R&D headquarters.
Mazda and a Tampa, FL, high school are experimenting with a curriculum called R.A.C.E., which stands for “Racing Accelerates Creative Education.” The idea: Exposing kids to racing is a good way to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and math — the so-called “STEM” subjects.
General Motors is teaming with Telogis, makers of a “location intelligence platform,” to provide fleets with a new telematics solution that the automaker says will help control costs, increase safety, and enhance fleet operations.
Much has been made about the Jeep Renegade shown at Geneva this week. Some — especially hardcore Jeep off-roaders here in the States — have trashed the baby Jeep as not befitting of the Jeep name. That’s a criticism I remember hearing about the Jeep Patriot and Compass when they were introduced, as well. To those critics, I say get over yourselves. The Jeep Renegade has lots of tech — off-road and otherwise — that makes it something to which we here at In-Car Tech are looking forward.
The Hyundai Equus may have been doing its best Lexus LS460 impersonation in other ways, but its infotainment controller was no Lexus Remote Touch. That’s both good and bad.
Having tested three Hyundais in the last year, it has become clear to me that in its upper price brackets, Hyundai does its best impression of Lexus. So far, they’re batting .500 with me. The Hyundai Equus, aiming squarely at the Lexus LS460, tilts the scales convincingly in Korea’s favor.
Perhaps furthering the stereotype about Volvo drivers being Mac users, Volvo and Apple have formally announced their collaboration on an iOS-based car infotainment interface known as CarPlay.
I’ve spent the week driving around in a 2014 Hyundai Equus, and without a doubt, my favorite piece of technology on the car has to be its extensive system of parking cameras.
There will be a preponderance of VW Polo hatchbacks premiering at the Geneva Auto Show — and stuffed in the engine bay of some will be new TSI gasoline and TDI diesel engines.
Billing the technology as “the world’s first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under a variety of conditions, but also allows the driver the ability to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror,” Nissan is bringing its smart rearview mirror to the Geneva Auto Show.
When you’re attempting to get people to buy a car in America, safety rates highly on many shoppers’ checklists. Maybe that’s why three-wheeled car maker Elio Motors sent out a second safety-related newsletter this week.