Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows?
As driverless car technology develops, companies, design institutes and researchers are asking the question: What does the car of the future look like on the inside?
With companies like Google, Uber and others racing ahead to develop fully autonomous vehicles, the era of the driver hunched over the steering wheel may eventually give way to a living room on wheels.
Your car can lug home your groceries or propel you across the country to enjoy new vistas with old friends.
But it can also leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere or worse, injured and trapped in a tangle of glass and steel. There's no shame in calling for help to get you out of a bind. But, with the right hardware stashed away in your glovebox and trunk, you could save yourself the expense of a roadside assistance call, or even rescue yourself or another motorist.
Not sure of where to start? We've got your back. We spent days testing these 11 pieces of hardware and found them to be not only reliable, but easy to use.
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WEX Inc. and GasBuddy announced the companies have forged a strategic partnership focused on the retail gasoline market for consumers.
The partnership will focus on innovations that bring added convenience and savings to the more than 200 million driving consumers in the United States that fill up at retail gasoline stations, and represents a continued focus by WEX to expand the company’s offering to the business to business to consumer (B2B2C) space.
"WEX is keen to develop new opportunities that leverage our massive advantage in infrastructure and payments expertise to open new markets,” said Nicola Morris, senior vice president of corporate development at WEX. “We are excited to partner with GasBuddy to explore bringing new levels of convenience and value to the marketplace.”
From control to transparency to considerably shorter turn times, YourMechanic has some great value propositions to offer fleets.
Leading the way for cleaner fleets in California, the City of Sacramento will soon be home to the State’s first all-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck.
The fundamental technology powering the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV) is Motiv Power Systems’ scalable and modular All-Electric Powertrain. The Class-8 vehicle will be built on a Crane Carrier chassis, and the body will be built by Loadmaster.
The City of Sacramento aims to run the ERV on residential and recycling routes and expects to save as much as 6,000 gallons of fuel per year. The Sacramento ERV will be one of only two all-electric refuse trucks in operation within North America, both powered by Motiv.
After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: It’s concentrating on self-driving technology.
“We’re focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in a June 5 interview on Bloomberg Television that amounted to his most detailed comments yet on Apple’s automotive plans. “It’s a core technology that we view as very important.” He likened the effort to “the mother of all AI projects,” saying it’s “probably one of the most difficult AI projects to work on.”
New Jersey drivers have been ratting out each other for distracted driving as part of a new enforcement campaign, and their attorney general couldn’t be happier.
Since April when the New Jersey State Police first invited people to call #77 to report distracted drivers, the state has received nearly 1,100 calls. Law enforcement officials have followed up by issuing summonses or mailing 632 warning letters to the vehicles’ owners, officials say.
Enforcing laws against texting and driving has been notoriously difficult, and law enforcement agencies around the country have been trying different approaches.