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The Worst Things to Happen to Our Parked Cars – By Scott Huntington

  Is there anything worse than coming out to your car to find it has been damaged? You could have innocently parked it at a mall while shopping. You could have been out with friends and left your car with a valet. You could have even simply parked your car on the street where you live thinking it would be safe. I asked reddit for their “parked car horror stories” and got some real gems: Hold the Relish “Once early in college, I had left my Infiniti I30 in a Walmart parking lot while riding around with a few friends. …

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Shell Oil and Gordon Murray Partnering on Project M for Reborn T.25 City Car

A car funded and developed by an oil company feels more than a little dishonest right from the start. After all, there is no bigger conflict of interest: oil companies would naturally want all cars to use as much fuel as possible. It is in their core interests to increase gasoline consumption on a grand scale. Even so, deep-pocketed oil companies are also interested in two things: branding and green-washing. By branding the Shell lubricants business as an innovator and supporter of advanced technology, Shell and Gordon Murray’s Project M can be a grand public-relations coup among some. Oil companies …

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BMW i3 Brings Driverless Valet Parking to CES 2015

BMW i3 Brings Driverless Valet Parking to CES 2015

These new ActiveAssist technologies demonstrated by the BMW i3 work together: 360-degree collision avoidance and self-parking via smartwatch. In predetermined environments, the i3 can now park itself and be called back to retrieve you curbside — all controlled via a smartwatch. The 360-degree smart tech is employed to protect against a crash from another car in the parking garage, or an unexpected ball rolling out in front of the car, for example. BMW i3 Brings Driverless Valet Parking to CES 2015 BMW Innovations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 360-degree collision avoidance and fully-automated parking in …

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