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

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

Apple CarPlay Stirs Opinion On Entertainment and Safety

In a previous post, we talked about technology being perceived as the solution to curb distracted driving. Is this really the way to prevent the use of cell phones while driving? Apple believes it is. Related: The More Technology, the Better? Apple CarPlay For the past few months, we’ve been hearing a lot about tech … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 03/12/14

Top Vehicles Most Likely To Last For 200,000 Miles

Vehicles are considered one of the biggest investments a person can make in their lifetime. For one, it can be really costly. When things cost a lot, you want them to last. So, longevity is a crucial determinant whether a buyer would pick a car or not. Related: Americans Aren’t Driving Anymore? Car longevity study … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 02/28/14

Ford Expects To Keep Title as Top-Selling Vehicle in U.S.

Ford is expecting to keep its title as the best-selling vehicle brand in North America, surpassing Toyota and Grand Motors. In 2013, Ford sold over 2.4 million vehicles and is expecting to solidify its lead with record sales of the Escape, Fusion and Fiesta adding to the huge demand for Focus. Ford also holds the … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 01/03/14

Self-Driving Cars Looking To Change The Game

It was reported that California, Nevada, Florida and the District of Columbia took the wheel on driverless cars. These four states have set ground rules for self-driving cars and allowed automakers to test these vehicles on roads. Indeed, self-driving cars are here and among those are: Infiniti, Mercedes- Benz, Lexus and Acura. Related: States Take … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 10/18/13

Cars That Can Talk To Help Prevent Accidents

Talking vehicles are no longer an elusive dream for both car manufacturers and owners. Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute developed a pilot project called Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication (V2V). This project was viewed by many as the start of us seeing self-driving cars. Related: McKinsey Study: Self-Driving Cars Big Help To Commuters Detection … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 07/09/13

Ford and General Motors Work to Make Cars More Tech Savvy

General Motors and Ford are trying to make using your phones behind the wheel easier and safer. General Motors is linking Apple’s Siri to their new infotainment systems in its two smallest cars, the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic. Ford, on the other hand, is developing a better voice recognition in its command center along with … Continued

Category: Car Technology
Published: 11/29/12