Driverless Car

Who Will Make Self-Driving Cars a Reality?

In May of 2014, Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick said that he plans to replace human drivers with self-driving cars. Kalanick said, “The reason Uber could be expensive is because you’re not just paying for the car — you’re paying for the other dude in the car.” This philosophy suggests taking the driver away to put into play the many potential benefits of driverless car technology, ultimately making car ownership … Continue reading

5 Car Technologies That Will Amaze You

This time of year is an exciting time for auto enthusiasts to experience the next generation of vehicles. Auto shows across the country display the most innovative designs showcasing today’s cars and what tomorrow’s cars might look like. Who knows if or when we’ll be flying our cars, but here are five car technologies that we won’t have to speculate about for much longer and are likely to make it … Continue reading

Can Apple Really Change the World (Again)?

Is Apple® trying to build a car? Considering they create, spread, and discredit rumors about their own projects, who really knows? But after a few mysterious sightings of Apple minivans with cameras roaming streets throughout the nation, many speculate an iCar is closer than we think. Car experts advise against Apple even considering a venture that would produce an autonomous electric car in all of its Apple-y goodness. Dan Akerson, … Continue reading

We Live in a Car-Eat-Car World

The popular “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra is still being littered throughout our daily lives, but old car tires are still piling up. That may soon be changing, thanks to the auto industry’s cannibalistic new approach. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found that the carbon black filler in old tires can be gobbled up and used to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The laboratory has its wheels in motion, so … 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

How Do You Feel About Driverless Cars?

Mot of us have seen The Jetsons and are still dreaming about steering flying cars on our way to cool intergalactic hangouts. But would you really be okay with that? A survey recently conducted by Insurance.com suggests that Americans might be hesitant with that. In fact, the survey says that driverless cars, which are a lot closer to reality than flying cars, are a hard concept for drivers in the … Continue reading

Folding a Car

Those of us who grew up watching The Jetsons are all still waiting for flying cars that make super cool sounds as you drive them. I don’t know about you, but I’m not expecting that anytime soon. However, thanks to MIT, the Jetsonian future of the automotive industry is one step closer. What am I talking about? The Hiriko Fold, an electric vehicle designed by engineers at MIT in conjunction … Continue reading

TPM… What?

What do the following acronyms have in common? TPMS, UTQG, RMA, and EWOK. First of all, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t know what they mean. In fact, I included a word from the Star Wars universe that isn’t even an acronym (Ewok). Did you catch it? I wouldn’t be surprised if it went unnoticed. It was thrown in there with a bunch of tire jargon that’s completely foreign … Continue reading