Tagged: Automotive Technology

Volvo is about to introduce Skype in high-end 90 Series cars

 Volvo 90 Series cars with Skype

The automotive industry has witnessed significant technological growth over the past years or so. Most of us depend on Skype to stay connected to our families, colleagues and clients in our routine personal and professional life. Well, there is good news for fans of Volvo Cars.  The premium car maker has announced that it will introduce Skype into its high-end 90 Series cars. The objective is to make lives easier for their customers by allowing them to stay connected while commuting.
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BMW to debut HoloActive Touch, holographic-style interiors at CES 2017

BMW is the top line automaker that is focusing intensely on in-car technologies and user interface we are most likely to see in future automobiles. After having bewildered the world with the AirTouch technology at the CES 2016, BMW is slated to introduce a new HoloActive Touch system at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, which promises to be a nifty sci-fiish integration to its vehicles. Read More…

VTouch gesture-based interactive displays for cars to arrive in 2017    

VTouch gesture based display

Introduction of user-friendly digital displays and interfaces in automotive industry begun a decade ago. Currently, exotic-looking heads-up displays are available in high-end vehicles like BMW or Tesla. However, Seoul-based startup VTouch now claims to make gesture-based interactive displays commercially available for low-end automakers by the end of 2017. Read More…

BMW i8 Spyder Concept with AirTouch technology will debut at CES 2016

BMW i8 Concept Spyder_5

CES 2016 is going to be stuffed with new age tech and cars are going to be on the top list to showcase technological breakthroughs. One futuristic car to look out for will be the BMW i8 Spyder Concept which will be revealed at the mega event. This BMW concept car focuses on interior technology and the user interface we are most likely to see in future automobiles.
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Google and Ford partner to make invincible self-driving cars

Google self driving car

Google has invested a lot of time and money in their self-driving car project, and like many other automotive giants they also believe that the next decade will see a lot of autonomous vehicles on the road. Living by this belief, Google has partnered with Ford to make self-driving cars to bring automotive technology and their own self-driving software prowess together to create a vehicle which is invincible. The two will create an independent company to take forward this dream and it is most likely that they will announce more details on this at CES 2016.
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Second-gen Ford GT to have Corning Gorilla Glass windshield

2017 Ford GT supercar

Lightweight body made from carbon fiber material

Second-generation Ford GT is the epitome of Ford’s automotive innovation and they want the supercar to have performance that is unmatchable. To achieve this the engineers are going to shed 12 pounds from the total weight by having the industry’s first ever Corning Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield. Yes, the same Corning Gorilla Glass that protects your smartphone display. This hybrid windshield will have three layers comprising of Gorilla Glass specially made of automotive, thermoplastic and annealed glass applications.
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Baidu successfully tests self-driving car in Beijing

Baidu self-driving car

Lately there has been a rage for self-driving cars and automotive manufacturers have put a lot of time and effort into developing prototypes which are almost ready for commercial testing. Joining the race to develop fully autonomous and safe self-driving cars is Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc. which has plans to put such vehicles on road within 3 years. The search engine giant has already tested their self-driving car on an 18.6-mile route in Beijing city which includes side streets and highways. They have been working on this project since 2013 and this successful testing phase means positive way ahead for the company.
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Wearable K is Kia Motors’ take on future of personal mobility

Kia Motors Wearable K

Kia Motors did manage to create waves at the Busan International Motor Show not only with its automotive technology but also with its vision for the future wearable technology. They showed off the Wearable K personal mobility device made under its Future Mobility Lab. This wearable gadget hooks onto your shoes and thereafter you can traverse any road at the top speed of 15 km/h for a distance of 10 km on one charge. The wearable gadget with roller blades hooks onto the feet (with or without shoes) and has two tires each for maximum stability.
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Hyundai 2015 Genesis: “Yes you can have blind faith on self-driving cars”

Hyundai Motors "The Empty car Convoy"

Hyundai Motors “The Empty car Convoy”

Self-driving cars have always captured our imagination and automotive manufacturers around the globe are in a close battle to make one of the most reliable self-driving car. Hyundai seem to be inching closer to that goal and with their 2015 Genesis sedan showcased at the CES 2014 show for some cool technological advancements, the picture looks promising. But, even if an automotive manufacturer manages to make the most reliable self-driving car on this planet, how will the end-user be sure of that fact?
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Urine powered automobiles could shape the near future

Urine powered car

If you though urine powered robot or the urine powered smartphone is the next pinnacle of technology, then let me tell you that urine powered automobiles could beat them all in terms of use of technology for exponential benefits. Using urine as an automobile fuel has a lot of advantages as it would saves millions of dollars and also keep the planet safe from any harmful emissions. That is why scientists from Korea University are looking to use the carbon atoms from urine to produce electricity which would then run the EV’s and other hybrid vehicles. Not only this but the electricity produced could power up you home and other electronic gadgets in commercial places too.
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