Google’s self-driving car made headlines this month when it made its way to Nevada for a test drive on public roadways. While the vehicle passed with flying colors, and even gained the support of Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval, the car technology is now under heat for a reported minor car accident that occurred Friday near…

Year after year, it seems that car technology gets better and better: “hot” technology used to consist of side air-bags, anti-lock brakes, and even shatterproof windshields – all of which are indispensable to keeping us safe on our roads today. And now, auto technology has reached an even greater feat: self-driving cars, thanks to Google…

Just when you thought auto technology couldn’t get any better, the luxury car brands (think Audi, Lexus, and BMW) have since introduced automatic braking – an innovative and programmed safety feature designed to prevent car accidents. Automatic braking has been around for several years, but evidence of its success in accident-avoidance hasn’t been proved or…

Not sure just how fast you were going the last time you gunned it through a yellow light and landed a speeding ticket? What if your car could tell you – and the officer who pulled you over – everything about the incident that mere witness observation couldn’t? With the promised increase in standard-issue Event…

Excitement is in the air at the International Geneva Motor Show this week, and without surprise, there are many vehicles with unusual design, spotless interiors, and, of course, new technology. Creating a buzz is the Rinspeed BamBoo electric car—first ever of its kind, it is called the world’s first social networking vehicle. The Rinspeed BamBoo,…

Many of us feel fairly confident behind the wheel. But what if the decision to speed up on that empty stretch of highway wasn’t ours to make? According to Fox News, a British motoring magazine recently reported that Ferrari is developing a number of technological advances that will allow their vehicles to monitor and respond…

It’s a sign of the times when an individual can status update on Facebook inside their vehicle. And now, Ford leads the way with new social innovations deemed as “in-car connectivity,” but will new car technology increase distracted driving on the road? Ford’s new 2011 Edge will be equipped with MyFord technology, enabling the consumer…

Red lights cameras were originally designed as an easier and more effective way for police to find stoplight offenders and in turn keep the public safe. But now, in a new national report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, data suggests that red light cameras may actually reduce the chance of a fatal car…

Cell phones garner a great deal of criticism for causing distractions at the wheel, but now automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are focusing on other possible car accident culprits such as advanced in-cabin car technologies. Creature comforts like navigation, touch screens, steering-wheel controlled radios, and climate control are prompting associations in the…

Last Monday, the Chinese government sentenced a 46-year old human rights  activist to one year in labor camp for “disturbing social order” when the woman re-tweeted her fiancée’s message, according to MSNBC The Last Word Blog. The woman’s fiancee published his original tweet using Twitter account @wxhch. His tweet, while not excessively offensive to the…

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