car tech stories

Ford and daily deal startup Roximity have just launched their latest deal-finding app that integrates into Ford's Microsoft-developed connected car platform, Sync. Depending on who you are, you'll see this as sheer genius or sheer distraction.
When you think of pimping out your car, your mind probably conjures up images of spinning chrome rims and more lights on the thing than a night club. Well, it's time to give your car a little more love of the techy variety. We're talking gadgets that won't break the bank yet will still add many layers of comfort to your drive. Check out seven tech toys for gadget-loving car-nuts after the jump.
Designer Ho-Tzu Cheng has an interesting — if a little high-tech — solution to eliminate the blind spots in cars. A lot of modern vehicles have a rear-facing camera so you can see what's behind you. Cheng wants to expand that to cover the sides, too, and put it right where you can plainly see it: the top of your windshield.
Falling asleep while at the helm of a few tons of metal and plastic going 60 miles-per-hour doesn't end well, but there's little the modern car can do about it. If it, say, stopped itself suddenly it could become a hazard to other drivers. The Eyetracker system knows it's not on the car, though — it's on you to drive safe.
Too many times, I've hit the wrong button when trying to open my Honda, setting off that infernal beeping car-horn alarm that enrages the neighbors. Now, designer Joongho Choi has a new take on the remote key fob, giving up buttons altogether and offering you a simple sliding mechanism to lock or unlock the doors.