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  • Cars as a Service? Mercedes-Benz latest to use cloud to flog vehicles

    Posted September 14, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    As a car manufacturer how do you express that your vehicles have the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology? Use the buzzwords.
  • The latest and best in car tech

    Posted September 1, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Automotive technology is advancing at a startling rate. Consider game-changing features like in-vehicle LTE, a proliferation of telematics (telecommunications and infotainment), and smartphone apps. While entry-level car buyers are enjoying added-value infotainment systems, high-end manufacturers continue to roll out devices like high-speed in-car Web access and digital rearview mirrors.
  • Driverless cars move closer in California

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 9:09 pm

    California's State Assembly advanced a bill on Monday that aims to establish rules and regulations covering the safe operation of driverless cars on the state's highways.
  • Will your next car steal itself?

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    As vehicles offer an ever-growing number of digital features, they could present several security threats--unless automakers manage these technologies effectively.
  • Google's self-driving car licensed to hit Nevada streets

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Google's self-driving car is growing up right in front of our eyes: The fledgling autonomous vehicle program recently passed its driver's license test in Nevada, the first license of its kind in the United States. Obtaining Nevada's self-driving car license clears the way for Google to test its technology on public roads in the state.
  • Researchers turn to vibrating steering wheel to shake bad driving habits

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:57 am

    AT&T Labs and Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a vibrating steering wheel that they say can help drivers keep their eyes on the road and off of distracting GPS screens.
  • Google calls on Detroit for self-driving car project

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Google plans to move ahead with its self-driving car technology and hopes to get a hand from the folks in Detroit.
  • Flying car one step closer to delivery with prototype flight

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:52 am

    A Massachusetts company is one step closer to delivering its flying car after testing a production prototype.
  • Nevada paves way to getting robotic cars on the road

    Posted July 2, 2011 - 6:08 am

    It looks like self-driving cars may be on the road sooner than most people had thought -- at least in Nevada.
  • Car tech: Electric vehicles get an IT assist

    Posted April 13, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    A new IT challenge is emerging: building a vast infrastructure for electric vehicles, or EVs. Information technology is needed to give the electric car a much-needed push -- handling the vast data processing required to optimize power utilization from the generation plant all the way down to an individual owner's garage. These functions are needed to make the new cars successful, analysts say.
  • Can cameras, radar, sensors make cars safer?

    Posted October 29, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    In theory at least, as cars are outfitted with more advanced electronics, safer vehicles should be at least one of the main results.
  • Pioneer preps laser head-up display for 2012

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Pioneer is developing a head-up display for cars that links in with the navigation function available on many modern smartphones. A prototype of the device is on show this week at Japan's Ceatec electronics show, and the company said it hopes to have a commercial model available in 2012.
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