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.
Throughout the years there have been many attempts to remotely check tire pressure. Now TPMS is pretty much standard equipment on most vehicles as the EPA wants to save gas. Heck, Nissan’s will even honk at you when you reach the correct pressure at the pump. Right PSI is an analog solution that seems to work well for older cars.
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.
Okay, so it’s a bit late for our “‘Tis the Season” series that ran over the holidays, when every manufacturer seemed to be touting crash test results at the same time, but it’s interesting nonetheless: The Audi A6 and S6 are the only German midsize luxury cars to get a five-star NHTSA crash test rating.
Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are wonderful things. They let us know when our tires are underinflated and, in some cases, when they’re overinflated — both potentially dangerous situations. A Kickstarter campaign by RightPSI may bring those of us with older, non-TPMS-containing vehicles the ability to quickly get a read on tire pressure as well, at minimal cost.
I was able to take the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk up to Ski Country and test out the 9 speed transmission we were so excited to get our hands on. Here are my impressions.
There’s been a lot of talk about the so-called cell phone kill switch that would allow owners to brick their cell phones in the event of loss or theft. That’s all well and good, and is offered now in a few well-known smartphone apps like AirDroid. But could the technology be used to one day automatically shut down your phone when you get in the car?
If you happen to own an older Chevrolet Cobalt, best to keep the ignition key separated from the rest of the works.
Everyone who sees the three-wheeled car wonders what the Elio Motors safety record will look like once the car is in production. The upstart automaker discussed exactly that topic in a recent e-mail.
You may have heard the California woman who was ticketed for driving while wearing her Google Glass successfully got her case dismissed. Huzzah, right? Make no mistake, though: It is but a momentary sigh of relief in Google Glass’ slow slide into illegality.
Subaru announced the debut of its next-generation Eyesight color camera-based driver assistance system along with the safety tech trio of lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot detection.