05/26/2011, As we approach the finals of this year’s Indy 500 race, another subset of racers are gearing up to step into the track as well – albeit virtually. iRacing.com has announced that its annual online Indy 500 racing competition will be broadcasted on the big screen this year. Keyboard racers back at home have a shot of being a superstar beyond the confines of their own bedrooms or circle of […]
05/25/2011, Earlier today Pioneer has showed us the Pioneer AppRadio, an in-dash device that integrates the iPhone 4 to your car in a way that no other solution does. AppRadio is basically a multi-touch display that is designed to be mounted and completely integrated to your car. You can view it as a peripheral for the iPhone 4, where the apps are displayed. In order to run on the AppRadio, iPhone […]
05/25/2011, Do you have a highly desirable car that people are always asking to borrow off you? Wish you could somehow turn that into a business? Well, the folks over at Getaround seem to think you can. They’ve just announced the launch of the Getaround CarKit – an all-in-one device for enabling car owners to safely and easily share their cars (and potentially make money while doing so).
05/24/2011, According to a report from Wired, federal officials will be announcing next month that black boxes will be mandatory in all cars. Yes, the very same black boxes used by investigators to recreate the last few moments of a plane before it crashes will be a feature of our cars in the near future. The reason for the usage of black boxes? To eliminate the uncertainty of human witnesses in the […]
05/23/2011, Reuters has reported that Toyota and Salesforce.com Inc will be teaming up to build a special social network called “Toyota Friend”. You might be wondering – why doesn’t the company just make use of Facebook instead? It’s definitely not going to be able to compete against the social network mammoth and it doesn’t intend to. Toyota Friend will let people do one thing Facebook users can’t: befriend their own cars.
05/10/2011, When it comes to cars, technology has certainly improved by leaps and bounds, letting you change the engine oil at intervals that are far longer than what it used to be. For older vehicles, generally 3 months or 5,000km (whichever comes first) is a rule of thumb, but with synthetic engine oil and better engines, those figures have been skewed. Sometimes, we might feel that it is better to change […]
05/06/2011, RealVNC, creators of smartphone-integrated infotainment systems for cars, has announced that they will be supplying Jaguar and Land Rover with their Connect and View infotainment systems. The Connect and View system can be connected to a BlackBerry smartphone to replace the infotainment system’s in-dash screen.
04/20/2011, While car manufacturers have been looking for ways to make their cars less harmful to the environment, they’ve either gone with the either the hybrid/full-electric route or they’ve made their cars more fuel efficient. WIKISPEED is one such company going for the latter. Their Alibre-designed SGT01 has been touted to be able to deliver more than 100 miles per gallon – talk about fuel efficient!
04/18/2011, Volkswagen has just revealed to the world the next generation Beetle. And despite being around for over 60 years, the Beetle is only entering its 3rd generation next year. The Beetle was first introduced back in 1949, and sold for 30 years before being discontinued. In 1998, the Beetle was brought back to life with the 2nd generation model you usually see on the road. Come later this year, we’ll […]
04/11/2011, Everyone’s going green, and car makers are no exception. Audi has just shown off their latest green vehicle called the Audio A3 e-Tron. Powered completely by electricity (like the Nissan LEAF), the Audi A3 e-Tron is based on the Sportback version of the A3 and is touted to provide an acceleration of 0-60mph in 11.2 seconds, with a top speed of 90mph. It is powered by a 300kg lithium-ion battery […]
04/07/2011, If you haven’t purchased a new car for quite some time already, then we don’t blame you if you aren’t aware that many car makes already offer Bluetooth handsfree capability as part of their standard package. Of course, since that is possible with most phones these days considering how Bluetooth connectivity has become a staple feature, it makes perfect sense to not only make handsfree phone calls while you’re behind […]
04/05/2011, Bugatti’s 16C Galibier concept car that was shown off at the 2010 Geneva auto show will become a reality in 2-3 years. According to reports, Volkswagen, Bugatti’s parent company has given them the green light to put the super car into production. The 16 valve, 8.0 liter engine with 2 stage super charging vehicle pumps out 1000 horsepower like the Veyron 16.4 is expected to go on sale in 2013 […]
04/01/2011, If you thought car subwoofers were harmless, think again. Remember the 26,000 watt speaker system we wrote about previously? Well, Steve Meade recently uploaded a video, showing off the car’s audio system. He goes into more detail in the video, describing the 4 subwoofers in the car and how he keeps them powered. His trick? Extra batteries and 3 alternators to make sure they stay charged and running. But that’s not […]
03/31/2011, One of the major annoyances that we face while driving green vehicles that run on electricity is the long time it takes to get those batteries recharged. Especially when you’re in a rush and you can’t afford to wait around for an hour to get your car charged, you’re basically in trouble if your car doesn’t run on a secondary fuel (like the Nissan LEAF). Well, thanks to an Israeli […]