Smart Connected Rearview Nissan Mirror, Smarter & a Winner

nissansmartrearviewThe Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror is smarter than your average mirror.  It uses a special camera to make the view of what is behind the Nissan, clearer, better and safer.

In fact, the Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror won the 2014 Traffic Safety Achievement Award.

TeleNav Extends Ford Deal to 2017 Updates Scout iPhone App

searchaheadTelenav reported that it has expanded its supplier agreement with Ford until 2017 and updated its Scout for iPhone app.

Most GPS navigation apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps don’t let you search while you’re already navigating.  Telenav’s update of its Scout for iPhone app helps people find restaurants, coffee shops, or gas stations that are right along their route – and lets them easily add these as pit stops with the fewest taps on the iPhone.

New Connected Car V2I Tech Calls Cells When a Car is Going Wrong Way

emergecncycallboxMany of us have seen the problems that arise when someone drives the wrong direction in the lane. Often it is someone who goes down a one way street, the wrong way. Or it could be on a curved highway. In the case of Germany, there are 1,800 wrong-way drivers reported on the autobahn network, annually.  This kind of mistake leads to serious accident with one in six deaths in these kinds of collisions.

Positive Connected Car/Vehicle Feelings, Optimistic & Desired, Study Says

connectedvehichelThe University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) found that people surveyed feel positive about connected vehicles, have optimistic expectations of the benefits, have some concerns, and generally desire connected-vehicle technology when it becomes available.

This newly published paper titled “A Survey of Public Opinion About Connected Vehicles in the U.S., The U.K., And Australia” is full with interesting facts and figures such as:

NY Auto Show Connected Cars Drive Driverless Testing, Automous, Self-Driving Volvo, Mercedes & Nissan

CBS Channel 10 news in Tampa Bay/Sarasota Florida, shows some very interesting information about driverless cars from the New York International Auto Show.

Volvo’s driverless car is being testing in Sweden, the video shows sensors in the grill work. Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz, General Manager, Volvo Monitoring & Concept Center Los Angeles appears in the video.

Mercedes is testing driverless cars in Germany. Nissan is testing driverless cars in Japan. GPS, cameras and sensors give cars a view of the road. The US Department of Transportation wants V2V technology in the future along with V2I.

Several automakers expect to sell the technology by 2020.

Volvo has safety technology in its cars. More than one million Volvo cars equipped with systems for automatic braking have been sold. To date, more than 155,000 of these Volvos have been sold in the U.S. market.

With its S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE research vehicle, Mercedes-Benz in August 2013 claims to be the world’s first automobile manufacturer to demonstrate that autonomous driving in rural and urban traffic is possible video follows.

Autonomous Driverless Connected Cars = App-rehenisve Worried Public?

sadfaceAccording to a recent study commissioned by Seapine Software, 88% of U.S. adults would be worried about riding in a driverless car.

The survey, showed that 79% of U.S. adults would worry that the equipment in a driverless car will fail, such as a braking software glitch or failed warning sensor that alerts the driver of danger.