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The BGR Show: Episode 5 – 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 with Magic Sky

July 5th, 2012

Technology in cars doesn’t change as frequently as it does in some other industries, but lately there has been a huge emphasis on what connected technologies can add to a car. On this week’s episode of The BGR Show, we visit Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. headquarters in Montvale, NJ to take a look at the company’s brand …

Waze social GPS technology coming to cars later this year

June 27th, 2012

Waze, the popular mobile application that offers turn-by-turn navigation, will soon make the jump from smartphones to cars later this year, according to the company’s CEO Noam Bardin. The executive revealed that his firm is working with most major automakers, although he failed to disclose which ones. “The same innovation that’s happening in the smartphone …

Microsoft Connected Car team plans to integrate Windows 8 and Kinect into vehicles

June 26th, 2012

Microsoft’s Connected Car team, which is responsible for the technology used in systems such as Ford Sync, may be looking to further integrate the company’s solutions into future vehicles. According to a recent job listing on Microsoft’s website, the software giant is looking to integrate Windows 8, Windows Phone devices, Kinect, Windows Live, Bing, the …

Verizon forms new industry group dedicated to hooking up cars with 4G LTE

June 8th, 2012

Everyone agrees that it’s bad to surf the web while driving, but what if a car happens to double as a giant smartphone? Verizon is taking some steps toward making this happen as it has formed an industry group called the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars that includes several major auto manufacturers interested in …

Mandatory ‘big brother’ black boxes leave drivers with privacy concerns

May 17th, 2012

The United States Senate has already passed a bill that would require data-recording “black boxes” to be equipped on every vehicle for the 2015 model year, and the House is also expected to approve the bill. The primary function of the black boxes, which are known as Electronic Data Recorders (EDRs), would be to “capture …

Google issued first license to test driverless cars

May 8th, 2012

Nevada is the first state to grant Google a U.S. license to test driverless cars. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed on Monday that it had approved the company’s application to test autonomous vehicles on public streets. Google will be required to have at least two people in the vehicle while testing it, however, …

One in five want self-driving cars

April 28th, 2012

A new study from J.D. Power and Associates has revealed U.S. drivers are interested in adding one of the newest and most expensive technologies to their next vehicle — autonomous driving. The feature allows the vehicle to take control of acceleration, braking, and steering without any human interaction. While the technology is still being developed …

Chrysler announces industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging system

April 9th, 2012

Chrysler’s Mopar division plans to become the first car manufacturer to eliminate power cords from cars. The company on Monday announced its new in-vehicle wireless charging technology, which will be available in the 2013 Dodge Dart. “At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers’ lives easier,”said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO …

2012 New York Auto Show preview

April 6th, 2012

New York’s Auto Show is always packed with debuts, and this year wasn’t any different. From the 2013 BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz’s 2013 CL-Class and GL-Class, to the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport, 2013 SRT Viper and many more, I took a spin through the show to check out some of the newest cars that will soon …

Flying car makes successful maiden flight in the Netherlands [video]

April 3rd, 2012

PAL-V’s “flying car” has successfully completed its maiden voyage in the Netherlands. The “Personal Air and Land Vehicle” flies likes a gyrocopter with the help of an auto-rotating rotor and a rear folding push propeller. On the road, the company claims the PAL-V ONE drives like a sports car. “We are very proud to announce this …