SafeCap prevents drowsy driving

Using Tech to Stay Awake and Stay Alive

Falling asleep at the wheel, aka drowsy driving, caused 83,000 crashes between 2005 and 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2014 alone, drowsy driving resulted in 846 deaths. And nearly half of all the drivers on the road between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. nod off while they’re driving. While we…

MyScript handwriting car tech

Is Handwriting Coming to Your Car?

There lots of ways to tell your car what you’re thinking and what you want the car to do. There’s the very basic stuff, like turning the steering wheel or setting the temperature. But car tech can get very complex, like using a voice command to send a text message via Android Auto or entering…

2019 Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Range Rover Plugs In, Goes Electric

In September 2017, Jaguar Land Rover announced that all of its vehicles would be electrified by 2020. It’s taken a big, luxurious step in that direction this week with the announcement of the 2019 Range Rover P400e, a plug-in hybrid SUV. Like all plug-in hybrids, the P400e has a gasoline-powered (or petrol-powered, for you Anglophiles)…

ADAS in a Volvo

Are Cars Too Autonomous, or Not Autonomous Enough?

Way back in 2016, as manufacturers were rolling out the first automatic driver assistance systems (ADAS), everyone was eager to call them autonomous features. Look, everybody! THE FUTURE. Then Tesla‘s system, which was actually and misleadingly called Autopilot, was implicated in a fatal crash when the driver repeatedly ignored the car’s requests for him to put…

smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…