Top Cars for Travel

Range Rover.

If you’ve ever been stuck in the back or front of a very small or really uncomfortable car on a long road trip, you know how important a comfortable car is. Whether you are planning an upcoming trip or just happen to travel a lot by car, here are some of the cars that you might want to consider buying or renting the next time a long trip is in the cards. Volkswagen Jetta Sport: Any VW wagon is a good roadtrip choice really, but the Jetta Sport happens to top this list because it’s both spacious and comfortable.. FordRead More

How to Buy a GPS Navigation System

GPS Navigation system with no reception.

Have you looked at the many GPS tracking systems out there lately? Whether you’re buying one for yourself or for someone on your holiday list, there’s a good chance that you have no idea which decision is the right one. The choices of GPS tracking systems can be dizzying, but there are some fundamental things that any good GPS system should have – take a look. Easy updates. The biggest complaint that people have about any GPS tracking system is that most are outdated quickly. Updating some GPS systems can be a real hassle. One of the things to lookRead More

Audi’s New TLRT Tech

Black Audi R8 car

Audi has developed Traffic Light Reading Technology (TLRT) that does exactly what you might have gathered – it reads traffic lights. Why would you want TLRT and what can it actually do for you? Here’s a closer look at why Audi is going to charge thousands for TLRT, and why you may actually want to pay that price. What TLRT Does Most drivers can see red, yellow, or green lights well in advance, but some drivers are tempted to zoom through yellows and hedge reds all the same. What Audi’s technology does is provide drivers with detailed information about thoseRead More

BMW Reinvents the Streetlight

BMW Light And Charge

While it’s not a wheel, the new streetlights that BMW is working on do reinvent what’s tried, true, and tired. Old streetlights get a new facelift with BMW’s ‘Light and Charge’ technology. This tech uses LED lights that are similar to car headlights, but these lights come with BMW’s ‘ChargeNow’ electrical stations too. So, instead of installing separate car charging stations along roadsides and in parking lots, BMW’s invention will use existing electrical infrastructure to combine LED streetlights with charging stations. How the Light and Charge Tech Will Work The charging stations will let electric car owners plug into theRead More

This Tesla Reads Road Signs

Tesla D car

You may have heard about connected cars, flying cars, and other really innovative car tech lately (right here on this blog, no doubt!), but have you heard of a car that can actually read road signs and adjust driving to fit those signs? The Tesla Model D can do just that – and more. Here’s what Tesla has been working on, and what you’ll find inside the Model D. The Tesla P85D Comparable to the MacLaren F1, the Tesla P85D can go from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds, last for 275 miles on one charge, and, yes, it canRead More

Nebraska Guaranteeing Football Player Performance with GPS

Nebraska college football team

Thanksgiving isn’t just the time to gather around with the ones we love to enjoy a feast sure to loosen the belt buckle. It’s the time of year football lovers gather around to watch the various college bowls play out on television, rooting for their favorite team or alma mater. If this is what makes the holiday truly special, then you might be interested to know that 30 college football teams will be relying on GPS tracking devices to ensure their players remain at the top of their game the whole game through. The NFL is doing it too, usingRead More

Rip Curl Creates a GPS-enabled Surf Watch

RipCurl App

Most of the time, water and high technology don’t mix; especially GPS. But the surfing company Rip Curl has just released a new GPS-enabled watch that can both handle waves and record surfing sessions using GPS technology. If you are a serious surfer, this is the watch for you. The Rip Curl SearchGPS Watch The SearchGPS watch does exactly what you might expect it to do. This watch records your movements as you catch waves, but it does more: tracking your rides each day tracking the distance that you ride each wave number of waves caught records wave speeds YouRead More

FitBit Goes With GPS

FitBit Heartbeat Bracelet

FitBit recently unveiled a three new fitness tracking bracelets. The Charge is an upgrade from the original FitBit, the Charge HR incorporates heart rate monitoring into the mix, and the FitBit Surge adds GPS tracking. The Surge is the FitBit bracelet to watch, since serious runners and fitness enthusiasts tend to be serious about GPS-enabled devices. If you run or want a fitness tracker, here’s what you can expect to find with the FitBit Surge. Feel The Surge FitBit has done some research and discovered that people serious about physical health often track their heart rate. Why? Because tracking yourRead More

Permits for Driverless Cars Are Here

Google Driverless Car

The state of California is allowing Google, Audi, and Mercedes Benz to test self-driving cars on certain roads in the state. At the beginning of September, the state issued 29 permits for self-driving cars, noting that the cars seems safe enough to test on the road. Right now, many other car makers are working on getting permits to test similar cars, though Audi was the first to do so. What does this mean for the future of driving? The Self-Driving Future The automobile industry has come such a long way. With the dawn of things like vehicle tracking devices, carsRead More

Some Silly New Car Technology

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Forbes recently printed an article titled ‘Top 10 New Car Technology Blunders’ that brings to light some really funny car technology that’s mostly just not necessary – but exists anyway. Using a vehicle tracking system to make sure that your car or truck is safe is smart, but you may not need all of that new tech that a car company tries to sell to you. Here are some of the funnier technology mishaps from the aforementioned Forbes article. The Keyless Start Option: a lot of cars these days don’t require an actual key to start the car. Instead, aRead More