Tagged: cars

Reviver Brings Digital License Plates to Cars with RPlate

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs we move to the next generation of automobile, you have to ask – what about the license plate? It hasn’t really changed over the years. When does it go digital? Well, now. Reviver is a company working to get the digital license plate to your car soon. Ready to distribute in California, Arizona, Florida, and Texas, the RPlate attaches on where your license plate sits. Working with state government, the RPlate will automatically update your car’s license with the DMV. No more cards in the mail or standing in line to get new stickers. rplate can do much more than just display your car’s license. With telematics and vehicle tracking, along with a display that can send advertising or messaging in a parked state, you can turn your license into more than just a number on the road. It will even broadcast events...


NAIAS 2017 Expo Hall Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrom time to time my friends at Ford Motor Company bring me out to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to check out their new vehicles and of course what else is debuting at the show. It’s a great time to look at new models, concept cars, and new technologies. I got to walk through the expo hall to see what the auto industry is coming out with. In this video you are going to see: – Ford F-150 – Chevy Camero – Smart FourTwo – Cadilac Escala – Alpha Romeo Stelvio – BMW X2 – VW ID Buzz – Lincoln Navigator – VLF Force 1 V10 – Audio R8 V10 – Lexus LC 500 – Aisin Personal Mobility Device – Dodge Challenger – Kia Stinger

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 Wrap Up

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS My friends at Ford Automotive brought me to Detroit to check out the Auto show and report on the announcements Ford and other car companies made. The day started pretty quick as we were part of the Ford press conference. We learned they were bringing the Bronco back, along with seeing the new F-150, and what they were doing with Chariot – a ride-sharing system they bought in 2016. I got to walk the expo floor, seeing new cars from many auto companies. VW announced the ID Buzz, which brought back the micro-bus as an electric car. Kia announced the Stinger – their new sports sedan which will be released at the end of 2017.

First Look with Seth Leitman on the BMW i8

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

DJI Osmo with Z-Axis Gimbal at NAB

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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.  

iOnRoad: Smartphone Car Augmentation – CES 2012 0

iOnRoad: Smartphone Car Augmentation – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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 | Android | 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...

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

Cadillac User Experience (CUE) at #CES 2012 Showstoppers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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

Show Us What Democracy Sounds Like: Wisconsin State Budget Protests

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies 0

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...