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Mercedez system warns sleepy drivers

12/12/2007, Since sleeping is a biological need and not willpower, getting enough rest before a long road trip is imperative. Mercedes-Benz however aims to reduce driver error in as many ways possible with its new warning system that is capable of recognizing...

Traffic camera issue tickets to anything that moves

12/12/2007, That is happening in Capitola, California. It seems that the motion-sensing mechanism was a little too sensitive in a particular camera, located at a street corner. It has been taking pictures (and sending tickets) of cars that were moving just a little,...

Jeep GPS RT300 device

12/09/2007, Isn’t Jeep suppose to, you know, stick to making jeeps? I am sorely mistaken however with the company planning to roll out the Jeep GPS RT300 navigation system that shares the same qualities as a Jeep vehicle, including durability, reliability,...

Portable Car Media Player

12/09/2007, If you aren’t rocking to MP3 tunes in your car, now is the time to do so. The Portable Car Media Player from Chinavasion is powered by your vehicle’s lighter jack, with its bottom part made of anti-shake adhesive surface, letting it stick to...

Solar-powered wheelchair a first

12/09/2007, A research team from Southern Taiwan University of Technology has successfully rolled out (no pun intended) the first solar powered wheelchair in the world. It will retail for less than current manual and electrical models, while another added advantage...

Navi2Go: 3D image navigation on Windows Mobile phones

12/07/2007, [Always On Venture Summit] I met with Isaac Levanon, CEO of 3DVU, and he showed me the Navi2Go technology. It is a 3D navigation software available now in the UK for Windows Mobile devices. It will launch in the U.S in Q2 2008, and Navi2Go will be...

Hands Free Talking Mirror

12/07/2007, If you’re one of those extremely busy folks who can’t seem to stop entertaining calls on the cellphone, chances are you’d best get some sort of hands free solution for your car. Enter the Hands Free Talking Mirror – this device...

Solar Taxi attempts to circle globe

12/07/2007, Louis Palmer from Switzerland will be attempting to go around the globe in his solar-powered car. His long journey began last year when he set out from Lucerne, Switzerland last July, and over a year he has traversed Europe, the Middle East as well as...

Eagle G-car from the Philippines

12/06/2007, There is a new electric car in the market, and this time the Eagle G-car hails from the Philippines. While it looks rather weird in design, this compact electric vehicle was inspired after the eagle, and has an operational range of 80km and a maximum...

Using the Ground Effect for transportation?

12/05/2007, The Russian Navy tested the concept during the cold war: the Ground Effect or more precisely the Wing in Ground effect in this case is a reduction in drag and lift requirements from a vehicle (an plane/speedboat hybrid here) when it’s flying at only...

Cigarette Lighter Flashlight

12/04/2007, There are times that I wished I had a flashlight in my car: to scope house numbers in a dark street or to look at something underneath a seat, among other things. The idea of having a flashlight that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter is cool...

BMW networked iDrive car

12/03/2007, BMW is currently putting some of its cars through a test that involves an IP solution that uses standard Ethernet to connect car components to the central computer. This test could see costs lowered in the future thanks to the physical component cost as...

Supercar runs on biofuel

11/29/2007, Mention supercar and you probably have the image of an exotic beast that guzzles up fuel like there’s no tomorrow. Not so with the Swedish Koenigsegg CCXR, as this beast is capable of running on just E85 ethanol fuel alone. Unfortunately, the car...

Lasers help guide cars

11/29/2007, Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on a laser-based system to improve the performance of car collision warning systems. Sounds like a pretty advanced way to help save lives by preventing car accidents...