Gizmos & Gadgets: Augmented Reality Frees Up the Glove Compartment for Owners of New Genesis Automobiles

August 9, 2017 – When my wife and I took delivery of our new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it came with two large manuals stowed away in the glove compartment. My dealer had given us a ... Continue Reading →

Toyota’s 2022 Electric Car Will Use Solid-State Batteries Rechargeable in a Few Minutes

July 25, 2017 – If the electric car is to become ubiquitous, then what Toyota is planning to introduce in a little more than four years may prove to be a game changer. Instead ... Continue Reading →

Electric Vehicles are No Longer on the Margin of the Automobile Industry

July 7, 2017 – Yesterday a report published by Bloomberg reflected what is becoming more apparent each day. The electric vehicle (EV) is the future of the automobile industry. ... Continue Reading →

State of Washington to Allow Driverless Self-Driving Car Tests

June 16, 2017 – The Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, signed an order this week to allow self-driving cars to operate on state roads without a person sitting in the driver seat ... Continue Reading →

UK Study Looks at the Year 2022 as the Inflection Point for Electric Vehicles

June 12, 2017 – An inflection point in differential calculus refers to a data point on a plotted curve where change occurs altering the direction of the curve irrevocably. For ... Continue Reading →

The EV30@30 Campaign

June 11, 2017 – The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is a policy forum focused on the worldwide adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Formed in 2010 its membership includes Energy ... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Saving the Planet One Mile at a Time

June 9, 2017 – The infographic seen below was produced in the United Kingdom and provided by 21st Century Tech blog reader, Jenny Mayer. It is a guide for those who have yet ... Continue Reading →

On the Eve of the 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Fire We Look at the Current State of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel

May 5, 2017 – The most compelling event around hydrogen remains to this day the catastrophe of the Hindenburg, a German-built dirigible that went up in flame and smoke over Lakehurst, ... Continue Reading →

Cool Infographic Illustrates Autonomous Vehicles and Their Deployment in the Near Future

February 22, 2017 – One of my readers, Karen Smith, alerted me to a research project done by Get Off Road, which has produced a graphic tracing the history, growth and future ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →