Vehicle Gadgets

Vrooom vroom. The accessories you add to your car express elements of your personality. And cars aren’t the only vehicles out there. Boats, bikes and motorcycles help too. CG readers out there won’t want to miss out on hearing about these vehicle-related gizmos – whether realistic or not – that help show off your gadget-y side.

 

Autowit 12V Batteryless Car Jump Starter Review

by Edwin - on December 16th, 2018

Having a dead car battery is an inconvenience that often happens unannounced and without any prior warning signs. As with Murphy’s Law, this tends to happen during the most inopportune of moments: perhaps right before that big meeting, an important dinner date, or simply when you are in a rush for an appointment. The whole hassle of calling a tow truck not to mention the high cost attached in doing so can be painful to your bank account, while flagging a Good Samaritan down to help you out with a pair of jumper cables is not always guaranteed to happen. Since prevention is always better than cure, why not make sure you are always prepared with Autowit’s 12V Batteryless Car Jump Starter?

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Autowit Dashboard Camera makes life easy

by Al


While not everyone loves to drive around, it is all too important these days if you were to install a dashboard camera of some sort for added safety in the event of an accident or minor fender bender. After all, without evidence from a dashboard camera, a lot of it might boil down to a case of “You say, I say” in front of the police and authorities. Why not let recorded visual evidence have the final word in the matter? Autowit knows that the upcoming holiday season will see plenty of people travel to various destinations: to visit family, for a quick holiday, or simply during one’s daily commute, which is why they have released the $69.99 Autowit dashboard camera.

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Autowit 12V Batteryless Car Jump Starter

by Edwin

autowit-jump starterIf there is one particular component of a vehicle that is often overlooked and yet most crucial to its running, it would be the battery. You might have the most ferocious engine underneath the hood, but if the battery is dead, no amount of horsepower potential is going to make it move an inch. A dead battery is as simple as having no battery at all. While replacing an old battery is an option, what happens when a relatively new battery goes flat because you forgot to turn off the headlamps the night before? Jump starting the battery is the next best option, and this is where Autowit’s Jump Starter comes into the picture.

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Rear View Safety vehicle flood lights has integrated camera

by Edwin

rear-view-safetyIt was only a matter of time before vehicles incorporated rear view cameras, and this has undoubtedly helped drivers from all walks of life to be able to drive in a safer manner, especially when they are backing up their vehicle into the garage or a parking lot. There has been instances of parents unwittingly knocking their own child over simply because the child was in a blind spot, and the rear view camera has definitely worked wonders in minimizing such unfortunate incidents. Rear View Safety has recently rolled out a range of vehicle flood lights that boast of a built-in backup camera.

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PerceptIn delivers the autonomous DragonFly Pod

by Edwin

DragonFly_PodThe whole world is moving towards a smarter environment, where smartphones are now considered to be an indispensable part of life in the urban jungle. Vehicles too, have gained plenty from artificial intelligence, being able to brake earlier than expected, warning drivers should they end up being drowsy or start to drift into another lane. A fully autonomous vehicle remains in the works as testing continues, and this has fuelled PerceptIn’s work on the DragonFly Pod. The DragonFly Pod is touted to be the people’s autonomous vehicle (AV), where it comes with a starting price tag of $40,000.

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Kenu moves forward with fast wireless charging car mounts

by Edwin

Airframe-WirelessMany of us own more than one smartphone these days, and ride-sharing drivers tend to have a minimum of two in order to keep track of their customers while making sure that they have a backup handset just in case something happens, or they need to call someone during an emergency. Whatever the case is, or if you are simply a smartphone owner, you should still pick up a smartphone car mount. For starters, a smartphone car mount lets you carry out hands-free conversations, and it also provides an avenue for your handset to remain in place while providing directions via a navigation app of your choice rather than sliding all over the dashboard. Kenu has just made life better with the announcement of wireless charger car mounts: the Airframe Wireless and Airbase Wireless. Both of these mounts are Qi-certified, delivering up to 10W of power to compatible smartphones.

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Dash Cam 500 keeps an eye on everything

by Edwin

dashcam500If there is one particular peripheral that would definitely come in handy while driving, it would be the dashboard camera. After all, getting involved in an accident can be a messy affair, no matter how minor it might be. Having an eyewitness to the incident would be important when it comes to settling insurance claims, which is why a dashboard camera that simply works is of utmost importance (I would say the USB charger comes in a close second). Rand McNally has launched their latest dash cam and companion app, offering high-quality video as well as still photos in a single device: the DashCam 500.

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Owl adds new features to car camera system

by Edwin

owl-camWhile self-driving cars have taken a knock in terms of readiness of being rolled out due to the recent events where these vehicles were involved in fatal accidents, what about regular folks like you and me who do not have the luxury of sitting inside one of these automated vehicles? We still need to be alert at all times, controlling the vehicle using our experience, reflexes and senses, in order to ensure the safety of everyone inside. Having a car cam installed does help somewhat, especially in minor fender benders where an eyewitness account is extremely important when settling insurance matters. The Owl Car Cam is such, delivering instant video for cars while helping folks deal with crashes, dents, traffic stops and break-ins.

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