Ford’s geofencing tech could automatically slow your car down

Ford is trialling connected vehicle technology using geofencing – a virtual geographical boundary – that could one day do away with the need for speed limit signs completely. As well as potentially making streets safer for other road users and pedestrians, Ford’s Geofencing Speed Limit Control system could help drivers avoid inadvertently incurring speeding fines. …

ShinyShiny tech roundup: Amazon launches Billie Eilish Echo Studio

If you were in a tizzy about what to get the devoted Billie Eilish fan in your family for the holidays, Amazon might have just solved your problem — assuming you’re prepared to drop $230 on them. Announced today, the Billie Eilish Limited Edition Echo Studio is available for pre-order and features the melancholy-voiced singer pasted on…

Future Transport: e-bikes, scooters and Hyperloop latest

So what do you think will be the future of transport? E-bikes, scooters, the Hyperloop? Well, this week has seen a slew of new launches and innovations across the globe from companies which are aiming to deliver, greener, safer and more reliable ways of transporting us around. Ashley Norris of Transition Earth gives his selection…

Top Tech stories: Ford’s buzzing wristband, Google Meet pimped

Chris Price looks at the biggest tech stories of the week, including the launch of new, cut-price iPhone SE and Ford trialling social distancing wristbands in factories... Ford is trialling a wristband that buzzes when workers come too close to one another. The experiment, which aims to encourage social distancing in the workplace, took place…

Ford and Volkswagen Collaborate on New Vans

  These two giants of the automotive industry used a joint press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to announce their global alliance.  The two companies will not be merging in any way and will not own shares in each other.  Ford will design and produce medium-sized pick-ups and larger commercial…

CES 2019: 7 technologies to watch out for at this year’s Las Vegas show

  Analysts at CCS Insight share some of the highlights we expect to see at this year's CES Show in Las Vegas, starting tomorrow (January 8th, 2019). Included are artificial intelligence, 5G and flexible screens.... 1. Artificial Intelligence One trend that will certainly be a common theme with many exhibitors will be the use of…

Ford develops prototype smart jacket to keep cyclists safe on the road

A group of cycle-enthusiasts at Ford have created a brand new ‘smart jacket’ designed to keep cyclists safer on the road. The jacket has sleeves that light up to show when wearers are turning right or left - or even if they are braking - and can be wirelessly connected to a smartphone for helping…