April 21, 2014

8:15 PM | LTE Will Let Your Car's Computer Update Like Your Smartphone
Chevrolet 4G LTE-Enabled Console Corinne Iozzio Carmakers seem to want to shout one simple phrase when they talk about adding high-speed 4G LTE radios into their cars: "Apps! We have apps now, too!" Yes, guys, you can have apps now, too. But that's not the half of it. Streaming Pandora and getting live weather reports is great and all, but let's be honest, we could already do that by connecting our smartphones to the console over Bluetooth (or plugging them in, a la Apple's new […]

April 18, 2014

7:45 PM | Smart Rear-View Mirror Sees Through The Stuff Piled In Your Back Seat
Nissan Smart Rear-View Mirror Corinne Iozzio A rear-view mirror is only useful if you can see out of the back of your car -- something, it happens, that's gotten increasingly difficult to do. We pack the trunks of our SUVs and hatch-backs to the ceiling with boxes and bags, or pile kids and pets into the backseat. Sometimes even the car itself is the culprit: As rooflines in coupes and sedans slope more aggressively downward, rear windshields are being overtaken by massive blindspots. […]
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