Producing hydrogen fuel from raw biological material may soon be cheaper and easier. A team of Virginia Tech researchers have developed a method of extracting hydrogen molecules from readily available corn stover (leftover stalks, cobs, and husks).
More cars will soon see in the dark, according to auto-parts supplier Autoliv. The company predicts sales of its thermal night vision, which an detect objects up to 150 feet in front of the car, will grow from 80,000 units sold last year to as many as 300,000 by 2020.
General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Volkswagen are racing to sell affordable electric vehicles that can break 200-miles on a single-charge within the next three years. The companies believe that breakthroughs by major battery suppliers such as LG Chem could increase demand.
Garmin's new portable navigation device does more than tell you where to turn. The nüviCam LMTHD comes with a built-in dash cam similar to those found in luxury vehicles. It alerts drivers if they're too close to the car ahead or drifting from their lane. It's on sale for $400.