Car technology

  • Mercedes Updates Its Media Interface

    We at CrunchGear love to hear about new tech that car companies are adding to dashboards. Mercedes, not wanting to be outdone by BMW’s ConnectedDrive, announced what they’re calling the Media Interface Plus (MIP). It’s a new add-on accessory for new and existing Benzs with Media Interface and what it does is exactly what luxury customer have demanded for a while. Read More

  • The Technology Behind The Hyundai Equus Is Impressive

    As we move into the next decade, there will be a push for more electronics in our cars. We humans can’t get enough of this thing called constant contact. It doesn’t even have to be with another human; just playing on smartphone apps is enough to lull that endless depression that comes from living in the overstimulation zoo that is modern society. Consumers want technology that… Read More

  • Fujitsu announces world's first wraparound view video system for vehicles

    Fujitsu today unveiled the world’s first video technology for vehicles that provides a 360° view of a driver’s surroundings. The system, which consists of four video cameras mounted around a vehicle, is supposedly able to enhance driving safety while parking, merging in lanes, seeing around corners etc. It achieves real-time operation with 30ms video processing time. Read More

  • Iqua Snake 2: Hands-Free Bluetooth Weirdness

    While I’m on the subject of companies at the Sands during CES, check out this device from mobile-communications manufacturer Iqua (the company’ll be at the Sands if you’re Vegas bound). With an MSRP of $179, the Snake 2 hands-free Bluetooth headset attaches to the headrest of a car seat (almost all car makes and models according to Iqua) and lets you talk for up to eight… Read More