As Ford announced the FordPass, news also of their thinking on a more connected driving experience through physical retailing: “To bring together all FordPass services are FordHubs which transcend what we currently know as car dealerships. These establishments will feature the auto-maker’s latest innovations, mobility services and become a venue for exclusive events. The first […]

*Ok, so it’s not a real headline, I made it up. But before you level accusations of click-bait tactics, looking at the way the conversations around connected cars are building, all that data they’ll generate is being hungrily eyed-up. It’s only a matter of time before someone sees beyond the hack-threat stories abounding and to […]

Google Auto was formed as a limited liability company in late 2011. Who knew? Not me at least, as the information came to light through an FOI request by the Guardian. Working in partnership with Roush, it might be that the smarts for bringing the tech-sector’s take on the (perhaps very specific type of) car […]

From the Nautilus article, “Internal combustion is surviving by adapting”. Invented before the lightbulb (so what appeared above our heads when we had ideas, before bulbs?), the ‘heat engine’, while amazing inefficient, looks like hanging on until at least the middle of this Century – “It endures—and dominates—because it is so adaptable”. Here’s the article […]

Does any city really need more signage? Judging from Walk Your City, the answer appears to be ‘yes’ and for economic, environmental and health reasons. Not a bad ideal, but I’m not convinced that the application’s idea really stands up to scrutiny. Take a look at the system here Walk [Your City] The originators claim […]

Because there is one and we need to start facing the challenges it presents, especially  us drivers. Some of the alternatives are explored by David Biello in this article “Biofuel: Natural gas is shaking up the search for green gasoline” in the always excellent Nautilus. Helping to keep us mobile, new energy businesses comprising an […]

Stuck in a phantom traffic jam? The next time you are caught in a warrantless, pointless, and spontaneous traffic jam, now you’ll know why. It’s the ‘jamitrons’ apparently. “…phantom jams are not the fault of individual drivers, but result instead from the collective behavior of all drivers on the road.” Drive carefully out there. Here’s […]