Category: Automotive Technology and Gadgets

Google Driver Hospitalized After Self-Driving Car Crash

A distracted human driver ran a red light and T-boned a Google autonomous car. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries.   Collin Woodard roadandtrack.com So far, Google’s self-driving cars have learned that it’s safer to drive slightly above the posted speed limit and how to honk at bad drivers, but there’s still no cure for…

Stop Wasting Money on Device Specific Car Chargers

Universal USB car charger

Stop Wasting Money on Device Specific Car Chargers and Start Using a Universal USB Charger howtogeek.com It’s a tale as old as mobile technology time: buy a new phone or gadget, buy a new 12v car charger for it, repeat again next year. We’re here to give you some simple advice. Stop it. The days…

Professional OBD-II Scan Tool for Android & Windows

ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth: Professional OBD-II Scan Tool for Android & Windows The ergonomically designed, small form factor device comes in frustration-free packaging, and takes an average of 3 minutes to install. The button on the back of the unit makes the connection process both easy and secure: unlike most other adapters on the…

France Rolls Out ‘World’s First’ Driverless Buses

World's first driverless bus

Driverless minibuses will begin taking passengers in the eastern French city of Lyon at the weekend in a year-long experiment that officials are calling a “world first”. The two electric vehicles, fitted with high-tech equipment including laser sensors, stereo vision and GPS, can ferry around 15 passengers at a top speed of 20 kilometres an…

First Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management

drones traffic monitoring

NASA recently successfully demonstrated rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) concept, integrating operator platforms, vehicle performance and ground infrastructure. The next steps involve further validation through Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites. “UTM is designed to enable safe low-altitude civilian UAS operations by providing pilots information needed to maintain separation…

Escort Passport Max vs. Valentine One

Valentine One Radar Detector

Eric Tingwall caranddriver.com Valentine One Radar Detector Escort Passport Max We live in a world increasingly polluted by radar. Automatic doors, traffic-measuring devices, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot-monitoring ­systems can all emit the same frequencies used by law-enforcement agencies. To avoid the roadside tax collector while traveling at a brisk pace, radar-detector users need to…

Smart Radars Installed in Sharjah to Collar Bad Drivers

Smart Radar in Sharjah

Ramona Ruiz August 22, 2016 thenational.ae ABU DHABI // Police forces across the country are increasingly turning to technology to enforce the rules of the road and hand out penalties for poor and dangerous driving. Ten new radar systems that detect, photograph and fine drivers who overtake on or use the hard shoulder were switched…

Five Best Car Smartphone Mounts

iOttie Easy One Touch 2

lifehacker.com Alan Henry Finding the perfect mount for your smartphone in your car can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are tons of options. Some flat out cheap, others pricey and heavy with widgets and features you may not need. Then there are others that are just right. This week we’re…