Monthly Archives: January 2017

Augmented Reality Windshields?

Augmented Reality Windshields?

Photo: Some rights reserved by dvanzuijlekom Imagine your car’s entire windshield working like Google Glass. Instead of peering through dust and grime to see the boring real world of traffic, you would see cars and key road features deeply integrated with data—colorfully highlighted and annotated for greater safety, convenience and enjoyment. Imagine the scenario: you’re driving along an unfamiliar road at night, and suddenly the car flashes up a warning directly in front of you on the road. It’s the same size, shape, and position as the deer lurking on the verge, allowing you to quickly identify the danger ahead … Continue reading

Check Out #Climate App for iPhone

Check Out #Climate App for iPhone

You’re ready to take action against climate change, and you’re not alone. #climate (hashtag climate) was created with your leadership in mind, harnessing social power for the greater good. We have built a platform for radically simple amplification that unites vital, tangible, climate-saving solutions from the leading climate orgs with the most thoughtful, impactful influencers. #Climate is a new non-profit created by the tech community to amplify the most impactful climate change actions from the leading non-profit organizations. Via its iPhone app, #Climate makes it simple and rewarding for leading influencers to share the climate change actions they care about … Continue reading

Most Drivers Don’t Use Car Tech?

Most Drivers Don’t Use Car Tech?

Photo: Some rights reserved by ** RCB ** The Los Angeles Times notes that 43 percent of people surveyed don’t use their cars’ voice recognition to call up things like GPS directions. Thirty-five percent never tried automatic parking, 32 percent avoided apps like Yelp, and 20 percent didn’t even use half of the tech features in their cars. (The survey asked about 33 tech features that seemed to be available in all respondents’ cars.) The report polled 4,200 people between April and June who had bought or leased cars no more than three months before taking the survey. Research … Continue reading

PRI…a pictorial review; VR 12 debuts new product; ARCA marketing partners well represented

PRI…a pictorial review; VR 12 debuts new product; ARCA marketing partners well represented

TOLEDO, Ohio (Dec. 15, 2016) – ARCA Racing Series marketing partners were well represented at last week’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show and convention in Indianapolis. While most have been show regulars for years, VR 12 made its debut at PRI. Officials from Freezetone Products Incorporated utilized the PRI platform to announce the development of a new racing coolant – VR 12 Racing Coolant, which will be available to all racing competitors for the 2017 race season.

Vehicle Wireless Fixes For High Tech Cars

Vehicle Wireless Fixes For High Tech Cars

Photo: Some rights reserved by Robert Scoble As cars increasingly resemble digital devices, a group of technology firms that can send wireless software updates to cars are in hot demand by carmakers scrambling to catch up to Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) in the arena of over-the-air updates, or OTAs. Interest in the technology, through which certain car functions can be upgraded much the same way as an iPhone, comes as Tesla is set to deliver an OTA for hands-free cruise control this month, allowing its electric Model S sedans to drive themselves on freeways. “Tesla has made great strides in … Continue reading

ARCA: “Off-season” over, Moose man back in gear…Daytona testing next.

ARCA: “Off-season” over, Moose man back in gear…Daytona testing next.

Photo: Some rights reserved by The U.S. Army TOLEDO, Ohio (Jan. 2, 2017) – When the clock struck 2017, Thomas “Moose” Praytor set aside his holiday cheer and got back in gear. Actually the Mobile, Alabama ARCA driver never really got out of gear. He can’t…the open test at Daytona is less than two weeks away. “It’s crunch time for Daytona,” said Praytor, coming off a career-best fifth in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship standings. While he wasn’t 100 percent sure, Praytor, and whatever volunteer help he can find in the off-season, are doing everything they can to prepare for … Continue reading