Category: Automotive Technology and Gadgets

Watch Where you Park

The First Amendment reason your license plate could end up in an ICE database Maranie Staab qz.com A quick trip to the mall is landing some California shoppers in a law-enforcement database. A chain of malls in California is using license-plate reading technology to collect the numbers on cars in their parking lots, according to…

New dash cam portal will help police catch bad drivers

Robert Drane bmf.co.uk The increasing popularity of dash cams has enabled motorists to catch the actions of dangerous drivers, helping the police investigate countless incidents and making the roads safer. However, the popularity of these cameras has driven a surge in submitted reports to the police, making it difficult for them to keep up. On…

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…