Steer by wire could eliminate the steering wheel entirely.
By Lawrence Ulrich
Posted 01.10.2013 at 11:48 am 1 Comment
For decades, aircraft engineers have used electronic fly-by-wire systems rather than mechanical connectors and hydraulics to link the pilot’s joystick to the wings. This year, Infiniti becomes the first carmaker to deploy the automotive equivalent—steer-by-wire.
Get the latest traffic info with cellular-equipped GPS
By Sean Portnoy
Posted 04.03.2009 at 12:31 pm 1 Comment
Avoid bottlenecks with TomTom’s GO 740 LIVE. It uses the same kind of chip as a cellphone to retrieve traffic updates every two minutes, instantly recalculating your route to detour around jams. The wireless connection also allows drivers to zap info, such as their current location, to pals who own a GO 740 or future models in the company’s LIVE series.
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