cars

Flying Cars: Finally Here… Kind Of

Whenever I imagine a flying car, which is quite often for some reason, it usually looks like something out of The Jetsons or Back to the Future. Sadly, today’s flying cars look more like lackluster Transformers.

Not that the …

Diabetic? Cloud-Connected Ford Could Someday Save Your Life

Ford’s Microsoft-powered Sync system offers voice-activated control of music and navigation services, but the technology will be expanding to include health and wellness services in the not-too-distant future. On a rainy October day outside MIT’s Media Lab, I hopped in a cloud-connected Ford Explorer  for a demonstration by Ford’s …

So Would You Friend Your Car on a Social Network?

A lot of people love their cars. But would you friend yours?

Most of today’s cars are as much computer-on-wheels as they are transportation. Toyota and Salesforce.com have decided that if cars are going to be smart, they should be smart enough to talk to us.

Wait, though: not like KITT in Knight Rider. Not that sort of …

Planning Sounds for Future Cars

What sound do cars make?

BRRRRRRM. Right?

Wrong. Not all of them do, not anymore. The latest electric cars are near-as-dammit silent when they’re doing under 20 miles per hour. Above that, and you might – might – hear a soft vvvvmmmmmmm.

This is more of a problem than you might think. As pedestrians, millions of us have ears …

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