For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.
CNET On Cars is all about the biggest piece of tech in your life: Your car. Brian Cooley gets his hands on all the high tech cars, reveals their new technologies and shows you how they perform in the real world.
As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.
Infernal Innovations magnetic smartphone mount clips on to a car's air vent, putting navigation and voice command in easy reach.
With its magnetic "clamp," getting a smartphone in or out of Infernal Innovations' universal car mount comes easy.
It's fairly expensive for a USB car charger, but the Tylt Ribbn is remarkably well made and boasts a premium feel and powerful charging circuitry.
The Tylt Vu wireless car cradle makes charging a phone as easy as drop and go.
With its large lithium ion battery and variety of charging cable adapters, the Bolt Power D28 makes an excellent charging solution for a variety of devices, including laptops, and a must-have for cars with finicky batteries.
The Zubie Connected Car Service keeps good track of the family car and can help people be better drivers, but the lack of fuel economy information is a big miss.
Jet Car Stunts 2 improves on almost every aspect of the original game, and the free-to-play pricing model is just about as good as it gets, but download only if you're up for a serious challenge.
Four months after Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the BBC for punching a producer, Amazon confirms the three "Top Gear" presenters will be back on Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2016.