Face recognition and an augmented-reality HUD, anyone?
To tide us over until we see the actual car in a few months, Mercedes-Benz has given us a sneak peek of its new flagship's interior tech. And unsurprisingly, there's not a button in sight.Yep-the new S-
Pedals and steering wheels are still the best
In 1992, I drove a Saab prototype without a steering wheel. Not an autonomous car, note: I said "I drove." The idea was that in a crash, you wouldn't biff into the steering wheel and column. Instead you had a joystick
Its new Acceleration Suppression System has just been launched in Japan
Toyota is now officially rolling out its new Acceleration Suppression System to its new vehicles, a safety feature we first heard of just a few months back. This new system aims to prevent accidents caused by accelerator pedal misapplication, or the phenomenon
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should
Granted, the idea behind gesture control is pretty clever. Spin your fingers in a circle to adjust the volume level, point to accept a phone call, and swipe to reject, all while keeping your eyes on the road. In reality, it's
Will conventional keys become a thing of the past?
Apple has teamed up with BMW to make unlocking a wide variety of Bimmers possible via iPhone. This feature was previously available for Android devices as well. According to the car brand, BMW Digital Key for the iPhone will be available in
The power of technology
So it looks like Ford vehicles in the US will soon have the capacity for hands-free driving-good news for fans of tech, not-so-good news for conspiracy theorists and skittish drivers with trust issues.Ford has just announced its
Cant’t we all just get along
There will always be some bloke who tells you Betamax was technically better than VHS. But VHS won. Which was better out of HD-DVD versus Blu-ray, or Memory Stick versus SD card? Who can actually summon the energy to give
A labor of love
Last September, Bentley announced it was planning to build 12 recreations of Sir Tim Birkin's 4½ Liter 'Blower.' To do that, it would first need to completely dismantle its own Blower-Birkin's own, the most famous of the four originals-
Is this something you’d like in your car?
Remember back in the day when you would excitedly open your cereal box not to chow down, but to get to the freebie it came with? If yes, chances are you've at one point gotten hold of a cheap pair of
The innovation that’s got F1 fans in a twitter
Last week, it seemed like Ferrari's new chassis was going to be the big Formula 1 story of the year, but Mercedes has ignited a sh*tstorm on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona. Where most drivers were
*That’s RMB370 million in Chinese currency
No matter what you say about Chinese cars, there's still no denying the fact that vehicles from the People's Republic have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Geely, in particular, has produced some pretty decent vehicles of late,
Do you know anyone who needs this feature?
Pedal misapplication is one of the worst things that can happen behind the wheel. One minute you're harmlessly pulling out of a parking slot, the next you're barreling down the garage toward a concrete wall.The surest way to prevent
It can adapt to improve your well-being
Burn your gym membership. Tell the dog to walk itself. Jaguar Land Rover is currently researching a new kind of shape-shifting car seat that simulates the "rhythm of walking" to mitigate the perils of sitting down for a really long time
Music to our ears
In a world of increasing complication, Porsche's boss has promised Top Gear that his firm will keep building straightforward drivers' cars as long as people want them."We will continue with our puristic sports cars-GT3, GT3 RS, GT2 RS, and
Some are complicated, others are damn near impossible
Porsche's seamlessly smooth, seriously swift 'PDK' double-clutch gearbox was first fitted in the 911 back in 2008. The definitive sports car gets the best gearbox in the world-what a moment! Or it would've been, if Porsche hadn't
It pays to have an F1 team
Renault is close to launching a super-novel hybrid system called E-Tech, developed with engineers from its Formula 1 team. It will come as a normal hybrid in the Clio and a plug-in version in the Captur.In the Clio,
It aims to enable full functionality across various devices and car brands
BMW offers a high level of digital connectivity and keyless access with its vehicles, with systems like BMW Connected and BMW Digital Key. The latter allows users to lock and unlock the vehicle, start the engine, and even share vehicle access using
Are you familiar with this technology?
The next big thing in vehicle cabin comfort and NVH reduction has been developed by Hyundai, and it comes courtesy of technology found in those fancy headphones you carry around with you everywhere.If you're familiar with the Sony WH-1000XM3
And reduce the weight of panels by 60%, based on Jaguar Land Rover’s research
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it is developing printable electronics technology that could eventually see dashboards replaced by buttonless curved screens and color-changing panels.JLR says that the Lightweight Electronics in Simplified Architecture (LESA) research "has the potential to radically
Based on the driver’s behavior and habits behind the wheel
Hyundai, like many other carmakers, is investing big in autonomous driving technologies. Now, the Korean manufacturer has announced that it pushed its self-driving tech a notch higher than before with its latest innovation.The brand says it has developed the industry'
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