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  • Pioneer Announces Car Navigation System Specifically Designed For Electric Vehicles

    Pioneer Announces Car Navigation System Specifically Designed For Electric Vehicles

    First an Augmented Reality-based car navigation system, now a model that's specifically designed for electric vehicles: Pioneer has today announced [JP] the AVIC-ZH09-MEV, which doubles as a multimedia entertainment system and comes with a number of functions that are supposed to make the lives of EV drivers easier. According to Pioneer, it's the first car navigation system of its kind. Read More

  • Pioneer Shows Augmented Reality-Powered Car Navigation System

    Pioneer Shows Augmented Reality-Powered Car Navigation System

    Pioneer in Japan announced [JP] a number of new car navigation systems today, but the AVIC-VH09CS took the cake: it's what the company calls the first in-dash car navigation system ever to make use of Augmented Reality. And by the looks of it, the device produces some pretty cool results. Read More

  • CHOBICAM1: Super-Tiny Camcorder Weighs 12g

    CHOBICAM1: Super-Tiny Camcorder Weighs 12g

    Tokyo-based accessory maker Japan Trust Technology (JTT) is known for its CHOBI CAM series of ultra-small cameras. Today JTT announced [JP] a new model, the so-called CHOBICAM1. It's being marketed as a toy movie camera, and as you can see on the pictures, it looks like a DSLR in micro format. Read More

  • GM To Continue Electrification With A New Cadillac?

    GM To Continue Electrification With A New Cadillac?

    Last year at the NAIAS in Detroit, Cadillac introduced the Converj concept, a vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt. Most of it’s electronics were shared from the Volt, including GM’s new Voltec power system.  While it was definitely a cool looking car and was much talked about at the auto show, nothing came of it—most concept cars rarely make it further then the tenure of a GM CEO. GM’s… Read More

  • EV-neo: Honda's Electric Scooter Goes On Sale (In Japan)

    EV-neo: Honda's Electric Scooter Goes On Sale (In Japan)

    Honda Japan today said [press release in English] that it will start lease sales of its new electric motorcycle, the so-called EV-neo on December 24. The 50cc scooters are primarily aimed at delivery services or individual businesses, 100 of which will have the chance to test the vehicle until March 2011. General sales will then start in April next year. Read More

  • Video Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The BMW M3 Contender.

    Video Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The BMW M3 Contender.

    It’s not easy to get over the fact that the Germans have dominated the high-performance luxury car segment year after year. So, when I got hold of the Cadillac CTS-V coupe, I knew that it would be hard to be a fair judge. This car would really have to blow my socks off if it had any shot of taking out the M3; my experiences with GM vehicles haven’t always been positive. But, I got it… Read More

  • Tommykaira ZZ-EV: Japanese University Venture Shows New Electric Car

    Tommykaira ZZ-EV: Japanese University Venture Shows New Electric Car

    In April this year, a group of graduate school students at Kyoto University announced the launch of a venture called Green Lord Motors [JP]. As the name suggests, it's a car company, and yesterday, it took the wraps off its first offering [JP, PDF]: a replica of the popular Tommykaira ZZ as an electric vehicle. Read More

  • Review: 2011 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

    Review: 2011 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

    One of the greatest things about the tech industry is that it’s dynamic, mainly because it follows Moore’s law.  The auto industry on the other hand is relatively static and in more recent years have taken a back seat to in-car electronics. Why? Well first, it’s quite an investment—more than you might think. The electronics must pass certain regulations and try to keep the… Read More

  • Video Test Drive: Audi R8 E-tron

    Video Test Drive: Audi R8 E-tron

    The first ever electric vehicle with Quattro is still a few years away, but we were invited to Ingolstadt, Germany to try one out. E-tron is the name of Audi’s new line of electric vehicles including an R8 and an A1. We didn’t get to drive the red concept E-tron that’s all over the internet, instead we drove one that looked and drove more like a real production car. The supercar… Read More

  • 2011 Infiniti M37S: The Limit As Car Electronics Approach Infinity

    2011 Infiniti M37S: The Limit As Car Electronics Approach Infinity

    We all knew that one kid that grew up getting everything he wanted. You know, the one that was always first to get all the cool electronics. Jealousy sets in, especially during the holiday season when all the other children begin asking their parents why they aren’t as loved. A response something like “spoiling never gets anyone anywhere” usually follows, or that being the first… Read More