Category: Automotive Technology and Gadgets

Race is on to set up Europe’s electric car charging network

David McHugh postandcourier.com MUNICH (AP) — Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it’s working. In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving…

You can now have Amazon parcels delivered to your car

bt.com The owners of selected connected cars – which use mobile internet technology – can request that parcels are left in their parked vehicle. A new service enabling Amazon customers to have packages delivered to their car has been launched in the US. The owners of certain connected cars – which use mobile internet technology…

Dash cams capture it all, from bad driving to road trip photos

Rick Barrett jsonline.com Dashboard cameras, known for dramatic police videos and shots of meteors streaking across the sky, have gone mainstream as more people document their experiences on the road. Now there are three times as many online searches for terms like dash cam as there are for autonomous driving, according to new data from…

So, your car has the newest gadgets?

Maybe not so new, after all. A look back at innovative features. Larry Printz startribune.com You’ve bought a brand new car or truck and it’s filled with the latest in high-tech equipment, including an infotainment system, seat heaters, a starter button and a navigation system. It will even cut power to some of its cylinders…

Superchargers Might Be Better Than Turbochargers

Bradley Brownell jalopnik.com It’s a question that comes with a heavy connotation in the car world. If you can choose one way or another, it feels like picking sides in an age old debate. Do you want your increased engine horsepower to be linear and immediate, or efficient and a bit laggy? In an effort…

Owl is a smarter spin on a dashboard camera

It’s like an LTE-connected Dropcam for your car. Devindra Hardawar engadget.com Owl hopes to do for the dashboard-camera market what the iPod did for portable audio players. That might seem like a tall order for a fledgling startup, but the ambition makes sense for a company led by Andy Hodge, who served as the iPod…

2 Federal Agencies Send Teams to Probe Tesla Freeway Crash

Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers ap.org DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla…