Tagged: cars

BMW-i8

First Look with Seth Leitman on the BMW i8

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThe BMW i8 is a remarkable sports car. The car is a plug-in hybrid that debuted in 2013 at the NAIAS in Detroit. I was there with Green Living Guy Seth Leithman looking over the car. We geeked out over the design and charge-ability. The prototype only had a fuel efficiency of less than 2.5 L/100 km. But it’s real feature was the aluminum frame with carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). Since then, the BMW i8 has gone through some great upgrades. The 2015 i8 holds a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery for 76 mpg and up to 330 miles total. Of course, you can get there pretty fast, as the i8 goes from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. The striking exterior is an added feature to it’s EfficientDynamic ventilation technology. The BMW i8 will reduce coefficient of drag to improve overall aerodynamics. At the end of the day,...

DJI-ZAxis

DJI Osmo with Z-Axis Gimbal at NAB

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSDJI added to their new Osmo 4k stabilization gimbal with the Z-axis attachment. For an additional $129, you can get this for your Osmo. It adds the ability to reduce vertical shaking for a more stable video. I took the Osmo with Z-Axis for a run and the iPhone video was very solid. Using the joystick to move the camera around, the new Z-axis can keep you moving. It also allows for re-positioning so you can run the camera across the ground or way up high. Get the Osmo here. Z-Axis is $129.  

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iOnRoad: Smartphone Car Augmentation – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSF5 member Scott Ertz was at the iOnRoad booth to see some of their new driving technology. He talked with Ohad Akiva about this great product. You mount your mobile device to a windshield, and iOnRoad will use augmented reality to figure out how far you are away from other cars, or potential hazzards. iOnRoad is a CES 2012 Innovation Award. They have also seen over 200,000 downloads of this app. Check out more from our other video – iOnRoad Co-Pilot. Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012 1

Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSRemember when Radar detectors were important in driving, and how police banned them, and we started fitting cars with bras? Yeah. Those days have changed. Cobra has been in the radar detector business from the start. Their line of detectors were always the ones to have in your car. Now, Cobra has the iRadar – an app for iPhone, and iRadar – an app for Andorid. This is a CES Innovation award winner. iRadar connects to your smartphone, and alerts on your phone. It will also alert others via their cloud service. When someone gets pulled over, you will get an alert on your phone to slow down. The app is free, so you can download it if you don’t have a radar in your car. Get iRadar on Amazon The detectors are available now for around $130 at most retailers or at cobra.com...

Cadillac User Experience (CUE) at #CES 2012 Showstoppers 0

Cadillac User Experience (CUE) at #CES 2012 Showstoppers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSCadillac is working on a great new interface for their cars. It adds functionality and luxury, while giving users a great experience. We got to spend a lot of time with Cadillac at CES and learn all about the Cadillac User Experience (CUE). Then, at CES Showstoppers, we stopped by Cadillac to play with and talk to Cadillac about the CUE. Here, they explained the navigation and computer system. The Cadillac CUE is a full infotainment and interface. It will start in the XTS and ATS, along with the SRX in 2013. This is Cadillac’s “centerpiece” of future interiors. Along with the side dash, they remodeled the drivers dash. Capacity multi-touch display, haptic feedback (tactile feel to pushing a button) and other great advancements through the touch system. Another interesting change is where the glovebox is – under the button panel. All in a...

Show Us What Democracy Sounds Like: Wisconsin State Budget Protests 1

Show Us What Democracy Sounds Like: Wisconsin State Budget Protests

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI know – this is not a political website. However, I cannot ignore the protests that are happening around me here in Madison, WI. Last night, The Wisconsin house tried to put a vote to fine the missing Democrats and push the State budget. However, their attempt was met with more protesting. March 10th is going to be a powerful day up around the capitol. People are already getting prepared for the overnight stay. Cars honking around the square to the chant “Show us what Democracy Sounds like”. Snowmen with signs of protest melting in the 35 degree weather. Keep in mind, the last time Madison WI saw a protest to this magnitude, the Vietnam War was taking place. And what is more relevant – Other states are – or will be – struggling with the same issues. Once again, this is not about...

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies 0

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSMost people want to have a tactile feel while reaching for a button. Touch-screens are nice, but you get distracted for a second trying to find that virtual button. But can’t both technologies work in harmony? Visteon thinks it can. They work in figuring out how car dashes can be changed so you reach over and touch a button without taking your eyes off the road. Tactile, touchscreen and swipe technology that can work together. They have also created buttons that are not buttons. If you were to press them, they would feel like buttons. Move a slider and feel the slider move with you. Touch a button and get a response. This technology is not just for cars. Remote controls, Tablets, control displays and more. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor...

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies 0

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Most people want to have a tactile feel while reaching for a button. Touch-screens are nice, but you get distracted for a second trying to find that virtual button. But can’t both technologies work in harmony? Visteon thinks it can. They work in figuring out how car dashes can be changed so you reach over and touch a button without taking your eyes off the road. Tactile, touchscreen and swipe technology that can work together. They have also created buttons that are not buttons. If you were to press them, they would feel like buttons. Move a slider and feel the slider move with you. Touch a button and get a response. This technology is not just for cars. Remote controls, Tablets, control displays and more. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

In-Car Innovation with Toyota In Tune Multimedia 2

In-Car Innovation with Toyota In Tune Multimedia

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToyota will be bringing applications like I Heart Radio, Pandora, Bing search, movie tickets and more. Toyota In-Tune is the name of the program. They are still in prototype, so check with your Toyota dealer for more information. The launch will show what Toyota USA will bring to market. Of course, Toyota has been around for a number of years, working in everything from cars, to robotics. Toyota also owns Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors. These Sponsors made CES 2011 coverage possible your support of them is appreciated! Get your 14 day Free Trial of AudibleGold! GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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