Category: Automotive Technology and Gadgets

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…

5 Best Dash Cams – 2017

5 Best Dash Cams – 2017 Dashboard Cameras Tested and Approved Editor’s Note: It’s absolutely worth it to have a dash cam these days. They are cheap and provide evidence. popularmechanics.com 1 Novatek NT96650 G1W It’s no coincidence that the world’s best-selling dash cam also happens to be one of the cheapest, but for the…

Self-Driving Cars And Deciding Who Lives And Dies: Your Family Could Be Sacrificed For The “Greater Good”

Alex Thomas shtfplan.com As the establishment continues to declare that the era of “self-driving” cars is upon us, many Americans have been left wondering what the privacy implications for such a tremendous change in society will end up being. Now, with the very real possibility that, in the event of an accident, these cars would literally…

Puny Humans Still See the World Better Than Self-Driving Cars

Aarian Marshall Wired.com A confidence booster for you, puny human: The machines don’t have you beat. Yet. Yes, the autonomous car is coming, and fast. Tesla delivered the first of its much-anticipated Model 3s last week, complete with the Autopilot feature that allows the cars to drive themselves on well-marked highways. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class can…

Autonomous Car Tech Is the Next Battleground in Silicon Valley

Katie Fehrenbacher greentechmedia.com Forget about the iCar. Or, at least, don’t expect to hear much about it from Apple. During an interview with Bloomberg at Apple’s developer conference earlier this month, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the consumer electronics giant is working on autonomous car technology, but declined to confirm the existence of an Apple-designed…