Forget those fancy paper invites printed in expensive stock paper, classy calligraphy, gold dust and all. If you’re one of those who want to test drive the Audi A8, check out the video below to know how the A8 will get to your driveway, and not the other way around.

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SKULLY P-1 Provides 'Google Glass-like' HUD on your Motorcycle Helmet #Video

This uber-high tech helmet features a 180 degree rear-view camera that feeds images into the HUD (heads up display) serving as the main control panel for all its sweet features – visual GPS navigation, bluetooth connectivity. accelerometer, a gyroscope, compass and to minimize distraction, smartphone link via voice control.

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Geeky Rides | This Bicycle Will Filter Dirty Air While You Ride #Video

January 14, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: AUTO GADGETS, VIDEO

Geeky Rides | This Bicycle Will Filter Dirty Air While You Ride #Video

Normally when traversing the polluted streets of megacities like Beijing on a bike, people would use air masks. Artist Matt Hope, however, opts to clean the air rather than filter it. Watch the video to see how this artist’s brilliant DIY invention could change how we breathe the air of our cities in the future. Unless we all switch to zero-emission vehicles, that is.

via Co.EXIST | MotorBlog.de

Stuttgart-based automaker Mercedes-Benz presents at CES 2014 a new version of its Digital DriveStyle App with iPhone integration for cars equipped with the Drive Kit Plus which now allows users to access controls of their Nest Labs thermostats at home right from their cars. The new version of the app also features an intergration with Google’s Google+ network, aside from the already existing Facebook integration, which altogether offers a text-to-speech feature so the latest posts on your social feed will be read by the app. These new features shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will be made available in the US in the coming months. Read more

While some people may think of only limited uses for the smartwatch – social media feed reader, SMS notifier or some would even claim it as nothing but an overpriced timepiece. But with the latest integration of a smartwatch and a Mercedes car announced at CES 2014, the watch just got a lot smarter. Read more

Bosch CEO Werner Struth announced on Monday at the CES in Las Vegas a 2.5 by 2.5 millimeters wide model sensor designed for smartphones and other consumer devices and also for the automotive industry.

Increasingly being built into devices both in the home and in automobiles – Bosch plans to develop these components as a new strategic goal, according to the CEO. Struth also adds that the auto industry remains as the largest sector of Bosch and that these new sensors will pave way to a “full automated driving system.” Read more

Navigation tech specialist Garmin unveils three new products at this year’s CES: a new entry-level 6-inch Navi, the HUD + and a Dash Cam – the first car camera from Garmin.

The Nuvi 66LMT comes with a bigger 6-inch display, Garmin Real Voice add-on and the POI Along the route feature which indicates interesting destinations like the nearest ATM or a nearby gas station. Read more

This May Be What's Needed to Stop Distracted Driving

As we all know there is a tragic problem of drivers being distracted by cell phones and other electronic devices, resulting in fatal accidents. Distracted driving accounts for 10 % of traffic fatalities, and a much effort is being put into trying to alleviate this problem. Good news is someone seems to have what appears to be an effective plan to try and solve this issue. Read more

New Zealand Programmer Building Aston Martin DB4 with 3D Printer

While there are a thousand little things one can freely download from Thingiverse, the website for sharing of user-created digital design files to print on a 3D printer, a man from New Zealand decided to take a more ambitious route – build an Aston Martin car replica using a Solidoodle 3D printer. Read more

Navigo: Compass at hand

July 23, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: AUTO GADGETS, MotorNews

Navigo: Compass at hand

Smartphones may have led practically to the extinction of the traditional city plan. This does not mean that the modern version is always the better, more practical choice than its predecessor.

For people that find constantly having to find their smartphone an irritant, Navigo, a GPS for your wrist, may be the answer. Read more