Showing posts in the category of gadgets

Curiosity Rover Takes “Selfie” On Mars!


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As far as extreme off-roading goes, it currently doesn’t get much further away from our roads than the planet Mars. The planet is currently only populated with robots, one of which is the super-advanced Curiosity rover.

Lexus Explains The Science Behind Its Working Hoverboard


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We know the hoverboard commissioned by Lexus uses repelling magnets to work, but we have so far not been spoon-fed the details in an official video published by the manufacturer – this is that video.

Promo Video Showcases Audi A4's Virtual Cockpit


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Although the B9 Audi A4 doesn’t stylistically look that different from the generation it replaces, its interior sure is a giant leap in the right direction.

Google Is Testing Out Some Really Advanced Walking Robots


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Boston Dynamics is a robotics company that is now part of Google, and by the looks of it, it is at the cutting edge when it comes to walking bots.

Review Of Mercedes S-Class PHEV Asks: “Who’s Going To Get Excited About It?”


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While the Mercedes S500 plug-in hybrid may offer comparable performance to the 550 V8 but with much improved economy, the way it all comes together detracts from the overall S-Class experience.

Researchers Found Vulnerability In Some Keyless Vehicles, Automakers Blocked Their Findings


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The keyless entry feature offered by many automakers puts thousands of cars at risk of electronic car-hacking, expert research has revealed.

Consumer Reports Says SYNC 3 Fixes Most Of MyFord Touch's Issues


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The issues with MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch infotainment systems are well-known by users: they’re slow, complicated and frustrating to use due to reliability bugs.

Hackers Explain How They Broke Into Tesla's Model S


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Meet the hackers who helped Tesla Motors discover and fix security vulnerabilities of its Model S electric sedan. Marc Rogers, Principle Security Researcher for CloudFlare, and Kevin Mahaffey, CTO of Lookout Inc, have hacked into the Model S after two years of attempts.

Hackers Discover Model S Vulnerabilities, Help Tesla Develop Fixes


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As cars get increasingly connected, hacking becomes a major issue for automakers and consumers alike. Not long ago, two hackers demonstrated how easy it is to remotely hijack a Jeep Cherokee and now the Tesla Model S has been targeted by a similar attack.

Lexus' Hoverboard Debuts In Real Life And It Works, But You Can't Have One


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There was a lot of online chatter about Lexus' hoverboard being a marketing trick, but it's real and it works. Lexus showed off the impressively cool hoverboard at a specially constructed “hoverpark” near Barcelona, Spain.

New App For BMWs Will Display Traffic Light Timers


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A free mobile app called EnLigthen will be made available to BMW owners straight on their infotainment screen, thus allowing them to know how much time they have to wait at traffic lights.

New MINI Connected App Focuses On Driving-Related Functions


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With the new and improved MINI Connected app, drivers will now have access to more comprehensive features and functions. The new version will be available to download from mid-August.

Continental Shows Off Its Automated Driving Tech


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Germany’s Continental is hard at work making self driving cars safe and reliable to use. There is a long way to go, but the prototypes shown already have advanced functions in operation.

Audi, BMW And Daimler Buy HERE Maps Jointly From Nokia


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Audi, BMW and Daimler agreed with Nokia the joint acquisition of the HERE mapping service for the price of €2.8 billion ($3.1 million).

Smart Child Seat Alerts Parents Of Child's Presence In Car To Prevent Heat Deaths


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Child seat manufacturer Evenflo is announcing that its best selling line of products will come with a beeping new feature to tackle hot car deaths. Basically, the child seat has a sensor that knows a baby is in it and it will cause a beep to remind its parents of his or her presence.

Insurance Spot Swaps Steering Wheel And Pedals For Your Brain!


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It would seem as if the answer is yes with Epic Mind Drive, a system that basically allows you to steer, accelerate or brake merely using the power of thoughts.

VW To Add Advanced Driver Aid Features To Many More US Models In 2016


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Volkswagen, as it itself announced, is “democratizing high-end driver assistance features for the 2016 model year” for the US market.

Audi 'Speed of Light' Spot Shows Us Past, Present & Future Light Tech


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To think that it all started with Paraffin lamps strapped to the sides of your early 1900s car, it really goes to show how far we've come in the automotive industry.

GM’s OnStar Service Passes The 1 Billion Customer Interactions Mark


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GM announced today that the OnStar service has surpassed 1 billion customer interactions since its first release.

Good News Everyone! Lexus Hoverboard Will Arrive On August 5th


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If you’ve waited 26 years for this to happen, then surely you can wait a few more days, right?