Volkswagen transformation to ditch gas tank, steering wheel by 2025

How close are we to sitting in the cockpit of a self-driving car? It might not be here today, but at Volkswagen’s floor space at the Canadian International Auto Show you can find

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Competing flying cars set to hit commercial market

Flying cars depicted in futuristic fiction like The Jetsons have long been just a daydream of land-bound, gridlocked motorists – until this week, there suddenly appears to be not one flying car but

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BMX X6 reads your e-mail for you

BMW's ConnectedDrive vision sees future cars taking advantage of the fast wireless networks we now use for our cell phones. Drivers could be streaming various services and entertainment to their cars while speeding

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Honda debuts i-MID, joins in-car technology field

Honda's jumping on board the in-car technology trend with its latest car models and the intelligment multi-information display system, or i-MID for short.The i-MID system allows drivers to interact with their car using

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Jaguar C-X16 borrows ‘turbo boost’ feature from Batmobile

In the campy 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West, when the caped crusader needed to get somewhere fast in the Batmobile, he'd press a turbo boost button that resulted in a flame

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford Escape an SUV that parallel parks itself

When parking a bigger vehicle like an SUV, it can be hard to see everything around you as you back up into a tight space. Ford Motors Co.'s Escape helps out the driver

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mercedes’ safety tech ready for the autobahn

IT systems in cars aren't just for staying productive and entertained while on the road. Technology can also help make a car safer, as Mecedes demonstrates with its driving simulator showing off the

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Express IT: How in-car tech leads to innovations like ‘Siri’

Who was talking conversationally with a friendly computer before Apple fans had Siri? Who was using QNX software well before it appeared on the BlackBerry Playbook? Who was the first to wear a

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson


Technology on wheels at the Canadian International Auto Show

Picture this commute to work - You leave your front door, travel mug in hand, and open your car door and start the engine with the press of a button. You never had

Published on: February 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff