Holograms! You heard that right: Augmented reality is coming to Windows, with a new API for 3D imaging and a HoloLens headset, plus HoloStudio for making your own holograms.
We watch as an experimental car with high-resolution laser scanners cruises a lot, finds a spot, and parks, then returns to its driver, nice as you please.
The system uses a camera and radar to watch ahead and handle heavy traffic so you don't have to. It's both liberating and a little scary.
Just try hitting a wall in this car; it'll stop itself before you do. BMW's 360-degree Collision Avoidance tries to protect the driver from all-too-human mistakes.
Relax! The car will do the driving. And the entertaining. And it won’t pollute. The F015 concept car is barely recognizable compared to the cars of yesteryear--although it does at least still have four wheels.
How does free fuel sound to you? Toyota's Mirai needs every early adopter it can get, so the company's sweetening the pot with perks like that, plus it's giving away a passel of patents.
One word: Fuel. If Toyota wants its hydrogen cars to succeed, it needs more hydrogen filling stations. Giving away patents will encourage more cars and therefore more stations.
Most dash cams just record stuff, but the X500 also watches the road and alerts you if you stray from your lane or get too close to cars ahead of you. Not bad for a $250 product.
Its name is Cambot. It represents approachable technology. What about adorable, even huggable? Well, watch it for yourself and you'll see.
Maintenance alerts. Coupon offers. Even Priceline room reservations. Using connectivity to help drivers find services is a big part of GM's plans for its OnStar program and its growing fleet of 4G-LTE-enabled cars.
“This. I want to see more of this,” Hayden Dingman wrote, after seeing a full-motion video VR demo earlier this year. Well, now it's here, for Gear VR users anyway--one tantalizing step closer to real-life experience.
The battery-swap service will take about three minutes and cost about as much as a full tank of premium fuel, but it'll be much faster than using Tesla's free Supercharging stations.
Ford's pioneering SYNC was more than ready for a change. The new SYNC 3 will bring a brighter, fresher interface and a capacitive touchscreen, all due to debut on 2016 model-year cars.
The latest generation includes carbon-fiber chassis designs, SSDs, versatile displays, and tantalizing hints of future Intel CPUs.
Windows needs to win back the hearts and minds of regular folk. According to The Verge, we'll see how it plans to do that at an early-2015 event.