Japan's Mitsubishi Electric has developed a prototype projector that could give car interior designers a lot more freedom in the way they model the dashboards of cars.
The third annual celebration of all cars electric included events in about 100 cities, a few international.
Mercedes-Benz is showing an augmented-reality concept for in-car navigation where street names, house numbers, and points of interest will pop up on a live feed.
Communications chipmaker Broadcom announced an 802.11ac/5G chip that will let cars sync better with mobile devices, and stream audio and video from those devices to multiple in-car displays. But don't get too excited: Cars that will use the chip have yet to be announced, and their longer development cycle means it could take a while to see such well-connected cars in dealerships near you.
The idea of customizing your in-car display seems unthinkable, but the design pendulum is swinging in that direction. Cadillac's CUE in the 2013 CTS is already customizable, and the 2014 Chevrolet Impala will have a display where you can move icons and change their look as well.
What happens in your car no longer stays in your car. The Zubie Key tracks your driving history and can also alert you to car problems. Its reports are very useful, but devices like this also spell the end of driving as a symbol of freedom or escape.
Tesla Motors is developing a car that will almost, but not quite, drive itself, chief executive Elon Musk tells the Financial Times.
The world is waiting for a cheaper, long-range electric car to rival Tesla’s pricey Model S—but GM’s version could be several years out.
Now that a slightly modified S500 luxury sedan has driven itself 62 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim, in Germany, Mercedes joins a very small and exclusive club of companies testing self-driving cars.