Virtual Reality Technology? Try Volvo Reality

If this isn’t your first time at the RightTurn.com blog, you may already know about my obsession with car apps and car technology. And I gotta say, I love Volvo’s virtual reality technology app — Volvo Reality — designed for Google Cardboard. I was lucky enough to nab a free Volvo-branded Google Cardboard while they were available, and once it came in the mail I assembled it, downloaded the Volvo … Continue reading

My Car Is Plenty Fast, But It’s So Slow

Upsettingly slow. And I’m not talking about how fast it can travel. I’m referring to its technological progression. I was asked an interesting question the other day that pertains to my gripe. That question: Why does my car have such bad data and communication technology even though it’s 1,000 times the size of my phone? When you think about it like that, it is a bit strange that our vehicles, … Continue reading

I See Right Through You, Navdy

It isn’t a flying car. It isn’t even a self-driving car. But still, the makers of Navdy claim that it feels like driving in the future. It’s Navdy, the aftermarket head-up display (HUD) device that is designed to let you use your phone while you drive without taking your eyes off the road. I could explain how it works, but it’s easiest if you just see for yourself: Similar to other … Continue reading

RightTurn Takes Dash “Fitbit for Cars” Driving App for a Spin

As I’ve admitted here on the RightTurn blog before, I’m a nerd: a techie nerd, science nerd, tire nerd… so let’s just add one more to the list while we’re at it: data nerd. Yes, I admit it. I make spreadsheets and charts just for fun. Numbers, statistics, research, I soak it all up. So it’s no surprise that I’m pretty interested in the whole “quantified self” thing. Smartphones and … Continue reading

“iOS in the Car” Grows Up, Becomes “CarPlay”

The battle for mobile platform dominance in cars wages on. A recent post by Lara, Apple or Android?, discussed Google’s alliance with automakers to establish an Android-based standard. This came after Apple’s announcement of “iOS in the Car” back in June of 2013. But now Apple’s iOS-based standard is back in the news and with a much more Apple-esque name: CarPlay. Apple says that CarPlay will give drivers distraction-free access … Continue reading