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What is night vision, how does it work, and do I really need it in my next car?

What is night vision, how does it work, and do I really need it in my next car? The majority are passive night vision systems.I’ve driven night vision cars off and on since the early 2000s, including the first in the US, the Cadillac DeVille and then the Hummer.

Relax: self-driving cars won’t kill you (and they’re not really self-driving, yet)

Relax: self-driving cars won’t kill you (and they’re not really self-driving, yet) The principal driver assist technologies today are adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane departure warning, and blind spot detection.) Each automaker sets a threshold beyond which lane keep assist won’t track; the car and sensors may be capable of more.

Crashed the Benz? Rescue Assist App helps get you out, safely

Crashed the Benz? Rescue Assist App helps get you out, safely Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist App provides immediate access to information about a vehicle in the event of an accident.The rescue cards show an overview of safety-critical components such as airbags, batteries, and fuel lines.

New eHorizon system warns of road hazards just around the corner

New eHorizon system warns of road hazards just around the corner It will build on information gleaned from cars ahead that is sent via smartphone to the cloud, then passed on to nearby vehicles.But today, just about everyone has a smartphone, something eHorizon could leverage quickly.

Google may be adding speed limits to Google Maps

Google may be adding speed limits to Google Maps It’s long overdue: a speed limit indicator on Google Maps.So far it appears to be just the posted speed limit, not the car’s actual speed, without an indication if you’re driving over the limit.

How does lane departure warning work?

How does lane departure warning work? There are now three major forms of lane departure warning: Lane departure warning.It’s also called lane keeping system, lane assist, side assist (Audi),  lane departure alert with steering assist (Toyota), or lane departure prevention (LDP is sometimes applied also to lane centering assist).

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead?

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead? AUSTIN – In 2017, automakers and suppliers continuously tout advances in autonomous vehicle technology.While automakers have promised fully autonomous (SAE level 5) cars by 2020 to 2022, there are still many questions to be answered.