Car Tech Demo Days: Good time to buy 12V products at specialty retailers

Everyone wants the latest technology, but not all of us can drop big coin on a new car. During Car Tech Demo Days, it’s the aftermarket to the rescue!

My low-tech tailgate lock gets Piston Slap’d

Tailgate thievery is a real thing. How do you combat it using just a couple of dollars, five minutes of your time, and a low-tech tailgate lock? Here’s how:

Record valet shenanigans in your new Corvette? Yes, you can.

Heads up, valet drivers: Get saucy with the clientele’s new Corvette, and you might get caught red-handed. Prod the skinny pedal at your own peril.


Hack a Tesla, win 10 grand! And we have a winner!

The problem with a “hack a Tesla, win 10 grand” prize is if you are lucky enough to own a Tesla, futzing with the control modules to hack them would probably not bode too well for the warranty claims. But, at a hacking conference called Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) to be held in Beijing, China more »


OEMs, suppliers work to stop hackers from taking over your car

A group gathered at Delphi Automotive headquarters in Troy, MI aim to stop would-be automotive hackers in their tracks.


Ford, Intel explore new applications for interior cameras

Ford and Intel are exploring ways interior cameras might be used in future vehicles. Here’s what they say the car interior of the future might look like:

Car Tech Demo Days 2014 underway now

You may have seen your local news station talking about aftermarket car technology or Car Tech Demo Days. The local affiliates get involved with the national program.

CoverCar sews shipping suit for your next Chevy

CoverCar has Italian roots and creates what might be thought of as the equivalent of fine Italian suits designed to protect General Motors vehicles in transit, replacing more common plastic wrap.

PHOTOS: A little hanging out at the New York International Auto Show

There is no rhyme or reason to this post. Just what stuck out in my head — and a few photos — after I spent a day at the New York International Auto Show.

Smart car tipping? An urban version of car tipping?

As everything old becomes new again, the Smart has replaced the Beetle as the diminutive joke of those who are not cognoscenti in the automotive world. And vandals in San Francisco are having a field day.

Harman’s new scalable infotainment platform. Or, how to have your Raspberry Pi and eat it too!

Yesterday we took a look at the integration of the Raspberry Pi into a Honda Civic and wondered the possibilities. Well, if you take a look at Harman’s new scalable infotainment system, you can see where we are headed when we look at the hardware and software from a major supplier.

IC Realtime takin’ racin’ cameras and surveillance cameras to the next level- onboard a Ferrari Scuderia

There are a lot of grassroots motorsports racers who like to take their GoPro shotgun so they can analyze the data of their run. But, if you are an advanced video surveillance company, how about showing off your wares on the racetrack to show what you can do?

IC Realtime has developed a remote-viewing platform that captures 720-degree video with no blind spots or moving parts.