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Parrot Asteroid Android-powered car stereo

01/06/2011, [CES 2011] How many radios out there do you see that are Powered by Google’s Android OS? The Asteroid by Parrot does just that, though, cramming in the Android OS and offering you three USB ports that allow you to hook up other devices, including a 3G...

Griffin CarTrip OBD-II Hardware Interface

01/06/2011, You might not always know what is going on under the hood of your car, but thanks to the wonders of electronics, you should be able to find out fairly easily, if you have the Griffin CarTrip OBD-II Hardware Interface.  This device hooks up to your...

TomTom Go Live 2505 M, Connected GPS with HD Traffic

01/05/2011, TomTom has updated its line of product last November with the TomTom Go 2405 integrating a new user interface, and today, the GPS manufacturer is launching the GPRS connected version in the US: the TomTom Go Live 2505 M. Featuring the same design and the...

OnStar coming to everybody via Best Buy

01/05/2011, Most folks know of the OnStar systems in many GM vehicles and now the company is looking to branch out to fend of the challenge of Ford’s SYNC. Of course, the obvious benefit of the OnStar services is that it uses a cell unit so that the services are...

BMW, Tesla Select NVIDIA GPUs

01/04/2011, Both BMW and Tesla have announced that they will be using NVIDIA graphics processors (GPUs) to power the infotainment in upcoming cars. BMW will use NVIDIA GPUs in the following models: 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series. While...

The Dobbertin HydroCar is amphibious

01/03/2011, If you’ve ever wanted to drive a car into sea or a boat onto land, you must be a terribly confused person, or just someone who owns a Dobbertin HydroCar. The $777,000 car that is on sale now on eBay took nine years to create, and is the only one of...

iRing wheels for lunar rover prototype

01/03/2011, Some smart folks over at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, have actually decided to go ahead and reinvent the wheel as part of the Lunar Exploration Light Rover (LELR) project. The aim of the project is to build a lunar rover that’s light and...

BMW Connected and Mini Connected iOS apps launched

12/31/2010, BMW owners should be happy to hear that the car maker has released two apps for the iOS platform this week. The first is targeted at the Mini brand, dubbed Mini Connected. The app allows users to track information about your car and also access web radio...

Ford MyKey system update limits vehicle’s top speed further

12/31/2010, Most modern cars these days come with an electronic speed limiter – no doubt to prevent you from maximizing the full potential of your car’s engine. Of course, there is also another good reason for that, which is to prevent you from flooring...

Carbon Comfort Saddle is one comfortable unisex bicycle seat

12/30/2010, You know the saying, if you want something done, you’ve gotta do it yourself. That is exactly the kind of advice that Jeri Rutherford, a long-distance cyclist, took, developing the Carbon Comfort Saddle since she was pursuing a comfortable bicycle...

CHAdeMO-equipped quick-chargers to be the standard in America

12/30/2010, With the whole world taking steps to ensure a greener and cleaner world for our future generation, one of the forerunners of this movement is using cars that run on electricity. Such cars emit no harmful gasses into the air, and don’t waste any...

XSCAPE concept vehicle for the future

12/29/2010, We’ve seen many concept vehicles over the years, but we have to admit, the recent concept designs that we’ve seen tend to have a TRON influence on them, though it’s entirely understandable, since it does look cool. The XSCAPE concept here is...

Apple iPad used to control superyacht

12/28/2010, Who would have thought that something like the Apple iPad would be versatile enough to move a multiple ton vehicle around? Well, this $600,000 per week charter superyacht known as Solemates will also be controlled by Apple’s iPad – as amazing...

FAA-conforming HondaJet completes maiden flight

12/28/2010, Could we be flying to distant locations in a Honda jet in the future? We certainly seem to be moving in that direction as the first FAA-conforming HA-420 HondaJet has successfully completed its maiden flight, signaling the start of flight-testing to...