Regenerative braking systems are already used in electric cars to help recapture energy while the vehicle is stopping, but researchers have also found a way to generate power while a vehicle is actually driving.
Smart cars are already at the point where they can detect danger and react faster than a driver can. And to help ensure that a vehicle can actually stop in time to avoid an accident, a Swedish company has designed an emergency brake that grabs onto the road using extreme suction. Read more >>
Ever since cars first hit the road drivers have been terrible at parking, so it makes sense that we’re finally leveraging all the advancements we’ve made in robotics to do that for us – like this set of automatic car-ferrying decks. Read more >
A company called SPTek has developed a system that’s able to show a driver what’s around their vehicle while on the road, completely eliminating the blindspot that’s responsible for so many accidents. Read more >
Cars already have intelligent headlights that sweep left or right to improve visibility as you steer into a turn. But Vauxhall/Opel is developing next-generation lamp systems that scan your facial features 50 times a second to keep track of where you're looking – and automatically re-direct the lights in that direction. Read more >
This simple bumper-mounted laser promises to help remedy that by shining a bright red line on the road, 15 to 20 feet behind your vehicle, giving other drivers advance warning that you're ahead of them.