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Smarter Driver: Will automatic emergency braking go mainstream?

Brian Cooley explores why automatic braking could be the next standard feature in cars.​

By November 3, 2015


Watch Brembo punish Formula 1 brakes until they glow red hot

No, you probably don't want these on your street car.

By October 16, 2015


Smarter Driver: Which self-braking and forward-collision tech is rated highest?

Brian Cooley shares research on forward-collision-avoidance tech, self-braking systems and which cars have the highest ratings.

By September 21, 2015


​Researchers hack a Corvette's brakes via insurance black box

Researchers exploit a Web-connected insurance monitor to hijack a car using text messages.

By August 11, 2015


What happens if you replace a Porsche's brake pads with iPhones? Nothing good.

YouTubers at EverythingApplePro replace a Porsche 911's brakes with a set of iPhone 5S and 4S handsets. What could go wrong?

By August 11, 2015


Lumos bike helmet glows with turn signals, brake lights

A bike helmet that telegraphs when you're turning and stopping could be just the thing to light up your life.

By July 16, 2015


BMW's 360-degree anticollision technology brakes for you

BMW shows off anticollision technology that applies the brakes for a driver, even if they're flooring the gas pedal. Though it will likely be several years before the tech is widely available, CNET's Kara Tsuboi gets behind the wheel to test it out.

By January 5, 2015


Australian Roads Minister's stern reminder: Hoverboards are banned

Marty McFly made them cool and Justin Bieber has even ridden one, but a politician in Australia has played the "Christmas Grinch" warning against buying hoverboards, which are banned on local roads.

By November 24, 2015


Tablet sales growth to tap the brakes this year, says Gartner

Potential tablet buyers are opting instead for alternative devices, and existing owners are hanging onto their tablets longer, according to research firm Gartner.

By October 15, 2014


Bill Nye says Nascar is the 'anti-NASA'

Technically Incorrect: In a new book, the Science Guy says he's depressed at how such old technology is celebrated by so many. He wants Nascar to turn an exciting green.

By November 17, 2015