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Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who's In Your Car

For years, government agencies have chased technologies that would make it easier to ensure that vehicles in carpool lanes are actually carrying multiple passengers. Perhaps the only reason these systems haven’t garnered much attention is that they haven’t been particularly effective or accurate, as UC Berkeley researchers noted in a 2011 report. Now, a US agency believes it may have found the answer: the Automated Vehicle Passenger Detection system developed by Xerox.


Why Petrol Is Priced In Tenths Of Cents In The US

The practice of pricing fuel with a fraction of a penny is thought to have started around the 1930s. While we can’t be sure who was the first to price fuel this way, it seems to have become relatively commonplace across the United States all the sudden around the same time. So what happened? In short- taxes and the Great Depression.


7 Machines That Are Meta As HellĀ 

What’s better then a monster machine? A meta machine. Here are a bunch of machines that really took the advice “Just do you!” to heart.


Report: Google Car Insurance Is Imminent

The New York Times reports that several recent moves by Google suggest that it’s set to launch a new car insurance shopping site in the near future.


Driving A BMW Remotely With A Smartwatch Feels Preposterously Dangerous

The BMW I3 is a lovely hunk of automobile, the kind of vehicle you would save up for years to buy, and then polish with a diaper. Hold on there, sir. Do you really want to drive this masterpiece of engineering with a Samsung Gear S smartwatch?


Pioneer NEX Systems Put CarPlay And Android Auto In Your Old Hatchback

Pioneer’s NEX in-dash systems are some of the most advanced out there, putting interactive multimedia and navigation powers in even the crappiest vehicles. And they’re getting even better in 2015 with support for both Android Auto and CarPlay. No matter which side of the smartphone wars you’re on, Pioneer has you covered.


BMW's New Key Fob Is A Touchscreen Device In Its Own Right

With automotive gadgety getting ever more advanced, the humble key fob has been left behind — until now. Because BMW’s i8 plug-in-hybrid sports car now comes with touchscreen fob that lets you do far more than just lock and unlock your car.


What's Your Worst Holiday Travel Horror Story?

We all have one of those holiday travel stories. That time you got to the airport and realised you forgot to click the buy button. That time you stepped onto the train platform and the zipper on your suitcase broke sending all of your sweaters onto the tracks. That time you got on a bus and your carsick neighbour barfed on his shoes. Life is just a John Candy movie waiting to happen.


Ford Puts Voice-Activated IFTTT In Your Dashboard

IFTTT is a simple yet powerful way to put your digital stuff to work making your life easier, automatically. Now, thanks to a collaboration with Automatic, drivers of some 2011 or newer Ford vehicles can summon IFTTT with the push of a steering-wheel button.


Your GM Car Could Be Autonomous By 2016

GM is already taking technology in cars seriously, but it has plans to take it to the next level, and soon. Yesterday, the company announced that in less than two years its cars will communicate with each other — and hopefully even drive themselves.


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