Gentex Develops Dimmable See-Through Sun Visor – CES 2023

January 10th, 2023 at 3:16pm

Have you ever been driving and the sun is blinding you, but if you lower the sun visor it blocks your view? Gentex has a solution for that. Neil Boehm, Gentex’s Chief Technology Officer, takes us on a tour of Gentex’s booth at CES 2023.

Cyber Thieves Find New Ways to Break into Cars – CES 2023

January 9th, 2023 at 3:41pm

Hackers are getting bolder and finding more creative ways to break into cars. They’re turning to apps and phishing attacks. How does that work? Shira Sarid-Hausirer, the VP of Marketing for a company called Upstream talks about their latest report of how cyber attacks are growing and how hackers are finding new ways to wreak havoc on cars.

ETAS Slashes Product Development Time With Software Defined Vehicles – CES 2023

January 7th, 2023 at 12:06pm

The “software defined vehicle” is one of the hottest topics in the auto industry. Automakers and suppliers are heavily involved in trying to define their products in software, but it isn’t easy. That’s where ETAS steps in. It’s an enabling company that can help these companies get there faster. Dr. Thomas Irawan, the president and Chairman of ETAS explains where the industry stands in this effort and where it’s going.

Why Tesla’s FSD Will Never Work – CES 2023

January 7th, 2023 at 11:36am

Tesla’s approach to developing autonomous vehicles relies on collecting data from all the vehicles it has on the road. In this sense, it has an advantage over every other automaker. But it’s not enough. At the pace it’s collecting data it will take centuries to collect enough. Ziv Binyamini, the CEO of Foretellix, explains why automakers, truck makers and suppliers need to generate edge-cases with powerful software that can compress several centuries of testing down to a couple of years.

EV School Buses Earn $10,000 With Bi-Directional Charging – CES 2023

January 7th, 2023 at 10:52am

Who knew you could make so much money selling electricity back to public utilities with bi-directional charging? Manoj Karwa, the VP of sales for BorgWarner EV Charging, which is part of Borg Warner, explains how it works. He also talks about the advantages of their DC fast chargers that are made in Dearborn, Michigan.

Michigan Emerges As An Innovation Hot Spot – CES 2023

January 6th, 2023 at 4:59pm

Over a century ago Detroit was the Silicon Valley of its day. Inventors and innovators had easy access to investment money and the rest was history. Those heady days are long gone, but that spirit didn’t completely disappear. Now, Trevor Pawl, the Chief Mobility Officer for the state of Michigan, is fanning the embers of innovation. He talks about the developments that are taking place, and where it’s going in the future.

Magna’s Active Aero Increases EV Range – CES 2023

January 6th, 2023 at 3:42pm

Magna unveiled a new technology at CES 2023 that uses “morphing surfaces” that increases the aerodynamic efficiency of any vehicle. They call it Mezzo Plus. And it can increase the driving range of an EV without adding battery capacity. Anton Mayer, the CTO of Magna, shows how the technology works, and takes us on a tour of several other technologies at it’s booth.

The Latest Mirror Tech for In-Cabin Features – CES 2023

January 6th, 2023 at 2:27pm

Are you someone who forgets your wallet in the car? Or your key fob? Then Gentex has a monitoring system for you. It will take a picture of what you forgot in the car and text it to you—as soon as you leave the vehicle. Actually the system will do a lot more than that as Neil Boehm, the CTO of Gentex explains.

Ram EV Pickup Gets Range Extender – CES 2023

January 5th, 2023 at 5:30pm

The call it the Paradigm Breaker. The Ram EV pickup will get a range-extending IC engine to provide class leading range for electric pickups. You’ll be able to tow long distances without range anxiety. Ram is not divulging technical details on the truck yet, but it unveiled a concept at CES, the Revolution BEV Concept, and Mike Koval, the CEO of Ram, talks about what it means for the future of the brand.

Bose Gets Back To Its Roots, Re-Emphasizes Music – CES 2023

January 5th, 2023 at 4:28pm

Bose calls it 3DX, a new audio system for cars that mounts speakers in the roof. Combined with Dolby Atmos, the effect is stunning. Even people with tin ears will instantly notice the difference. It takes immersive sound to a new level. Peter Kosak, Senior vp and Head of automotive at Bose talks about the system as well as using sound to enhance the driving experience in EVs and canceling out noise that you don’t want to hear.