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Powermat hacked to offer vehicular iPhone charging

12/26/2011, The iPhone might be one of the more popular devices around right now, and for good reason, too – great design, a mammoth number of apps, and ease-of-use amongst others. Well, having said that, a smartphone like the iPhone certainly does not have...

London takes the wraps off new hybrid double-decker buses

12/23/2011, When you think of iconic aspects of London, you probably think of the black cabs, the London underground, telephone booths and their double-decker buses. Well as it turns out, the double-decker bus will be getting a makeover come 2012 and will become a...

Kia Ray EV announced

12/22/2011, Kia Motors, one of Korea’s popular car manufacturers, has announced the launch of Korea’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) – the Kia Ray EV. If the first thing that popped into your mind was the sleek curves of a manta ray’s body when you...

OnStar offers in-car video chat and 4G streaming

12/21/2011, Traveling on wheels is certainly different today compared to even 30 years ago – the comfort level in a car has increased dramatically, with seats that have memory functions, rear view mirrors that double up as a parking display, or even LCD...

T3 Motion Power Sport is ready to rock and roll

12/21/2011, There are some gizmos that you would have certainly seen before, being used by authorities such as security and military personnel, invoking the green-eyed monster in you as such devices have not been made available to the general public. Well, the...

Toyota develops smartphone-connectible car display

12/21/2011, Toyota intends to maintain a cutting edge in the motor vehicle industry by working on a car display system which is capable of hooking up to a smartphone, mirroring its display whenever said handset is placed on a stand. This particularly interesting...

Car seats that can prevent grand theft auto

12/21/2011, If you think that the current slew of car security systems fail to impress you, this new car security system from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo might just do the trick. Some researchers have come up with a special seat that can...

Mercedes-Benz to debut E300 and E400 hybrids in 2012

12/21/2011, Hybrid vehicles are like the happy middle between a gasoline powered vehicle and an electric vehicle. In a way one could even consider a hybrid a “transition” vehicle one would buy before making the leap into a full electric vehicle. Either way, if...

Ford USB Music Box brings USB functionality to older car models

12/20/2011, One of the drawbacks to owning an older car is that it probably does not come with the latest entertainment system with syncing of smartphones and what not. In fact you’d most likely end up with a car with a CD player by default, unless you decide to...

Most expensive quad bike goes on sale

12/20/2011, Superlatives that describe objects are often interesting items to check out – and most recently, a quad bike that is touted to be the most expensive in the world has just gone up for sale. French firm Lazareth is the brains and muscle behind the...

Hello Kitty console for vehicles

12/20/2011, Who would have thought that a mouthless cat would end up being one of the more popular cartoon characters, especially in Japan and for everyone else who loves super cute stuff? That is what Hello Kitty is all about, with this pasty-faced feline being all...

Cambridge Crude: liquid electricity

12/19/2011, While electric vehicles (EVs) are slated to be the vehicles of the future, a number of factors are holding people back from switching over from regular vehicles right now. EVs have a lower driving range, extremely slow recharge speeds and there...

Google’s driverless car receives patent

12/16/2011, Remember the driverless car from Google? Well, that might sound like a dream for some, and for control freaks, a nightmare, but either way, the driverless car is definitely something worth talking about and introducing a dividing factor even among close...

Denso vehicle seat cushion does hot and cold air

12/15/2011, Denso Corporation has plans to roll out an automotive seat cushion which will certainly be welcome, be it during the cold winter or a sweltering summer. Why do we say so? Well, this automotive seat cushion is capable of circulating air in hot weather,...