Category: Car Technology

The Safety of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

The Safety of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Electric and hybrid vehicles have been around since 2000 and the number of consumers has grown since then. But while these cars are known to be fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly, many are still apprehensive about giving them a try. Common Concerns with Electric and Hybrid Cars One common concern … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 05/16/16

Car Safety Features Baffle Drivers

Car manufacturers strive to improve vehicle safety features. In the New York International Auto Show held in April 2015, Consumer Reports specialist Mike Quincy said they think that safety is an absolute priority among buyers. While there is an interest for safety features among buyers, a survey conducted by the University of Iowa revealed that … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 11/17/15

Are U.S. Drivers Really Ready For Self-Driving Cars?

A recent study revealed that U.S. drivers are not that interested in self-driving cars, yet. Researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute conducted a survey among drivers to determine their preferences about riding in self-driving vehicles. The survey received 505 responses. Related: Self-Driving Car Accidents And Vehicle Safety … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 07/29/15

New Technology Set To Remove Drunk Drivers From Roads

One day vehicles will no longer allow drunk drivers to get on the road and drive. This is the possibility that researchers are looking into for the system they’re currently developing. This system is being compared to seat belts in terms of its potential in saving lives. Related: Drunk Driving In Kentucky Takes Lives How … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 07/15/15

Self-Driving Car Accidents And Vehicle Safety Features

Google has always been open about the developments in their self-driving cars. The latest from the tech giant is that some of their self-driving cars were involved in 11 minor accidents over a six year period. The director of Google’s self-driving car program described all 11 accidents as minor. No one was injured and damage … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 05/18/15

Toyota Unveils Affordable Crash Avoidance System

Toyota recently unveiled new and affordable safety features at the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). These systems have the ability to automatically brake the vehicle to help avoid collisions. Known as the “Toyota Safety Sense and Lexus Safety System,” these technologies are set to roll out across most passenger models and grades in … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 04/08/15

Tesla Updates Model S Electric Car

Electric vehicle manufacturer Telsa has recently announced updates to its Model S electric car. This update could result to an earlier release of a self-driving system. If you’re wondering what this software update is about, CEO Elon Musk explains that this will allow Tesla cars to keep track of the closest charging stations. This is … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 03/20/15

Ready Or Not: The Future of Self-Driving Cars and Inevitable Roadblocks

It’s clear to see; it’s only a matter of time before self-driving cars invade the market. Leading car manufacturing companies are gearing toward a generation where cars require minimal supervision from human drivers to run. From Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, to Nissan, each has a version of how futuristic cars should be. Packed with sensors, … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 01/20/15

Google’s Self-Driving Car Does Not Have A Steering Wheel

The latest self-driving prototype car that Google unveiled eliminates human drivers from the picture. With Google’s self-driving car, starting the car is as easy as pushing a button. The next thing passengers will know is they’re off to their destination. Here’s a link from the Google Self-Driving Car Project Team, from their YouTube page. It … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 06/04/14

Driving A Car With Night Vision

These days, automakers are incorporating infrared technology on their car models for night vision. For instants, the German vehicle manufacturer BMW’s X5 is equipped with an infrared sensor on the center stack. It’s neat how far car technology has advanced. However, we all could use some tips on how to drive safely at night. Driving … Continued


Category: Car Technology
Published: 04/09/14