Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

4 min February 16, 2017 in

Self Driving Cars and the Impact on the Visually Impaired

Most people witness technological advances with eagerness and curiosity. Others depend on themselves to have an easier life. If you’ve ever been in the latter situation, you can imagine what the news about self-driving cars means to the visually impaired community. This only proves that driverless vehicles have not been designed only for the sake of …

4 min February 13, 2017 in

Taking It To The Next Level: Uber And Airbus Are Building Self Flying Cars

We’ve been reading about self-driving cars for a few years now and it’s pretty clear that they will become a reality soon. However, recently, it has come to my attention that Uber and Airbus are kicking it up a notch. As you can tell from the title of this article, they are indeed building self-flying cars. Imagine this: …

5 min December 12, 2016 in

ROAV by Anker Dashtop Computer: Safely Stay Connected while Driving

Do you use your phone while driving? Taking up calls, replying to messages, looking for directions to where you have to meet you friend for lunch? You know this: You shouldn’t look down at your phone while driving. However, today’s busy lifestyle has made people make certain compromises. And compromising safety in the process. What if you …

4 min December 8, 2016 in

The Nauto Dashcam Turns Any Automobile Into a Smart Car

The idea of a smart car is no longer just a wild dream that nobody knows when will come true. We already have connected cars on the roads. Fitted with complex sensors and software, they are able to act like true co-pilots or even take full control. However, such vehicles aren’t 100% ready for the …

5 min December 5, 2016 in

The Waylens Horizon Dashcam – Reliving The Thrill and Quality of Driving

The Waylens Horizon dashcam is a product for drivers powered by drivers. It all started with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2015. What’s impressive is the fact that the campaign’s target was $55.000 and it scored almost $607.000. Now, the concept of a dashcam isn’t something new. Recording the road from your car’s perspective is …

5 min December 1, 2016 in

Nexar App Lets You Turn Your Phone into a Smart Dashcam Recorder

Let’s say a reckless driver cut in front of you, then slammed on their brakes resulting in a collision. Even though it’s not your fault, it’s very likely you’ll be the one held accountable. That’s unless you have proof to show the police and insurance company what really happened. Dash cams were the ones serving this purpose. But if …

5 min November 28, 2016 in

With Voyomotive Tech, Any Vehicle Can Become a Connected Car

One of the most commonsensical claims nowadays is that technology makes life easier and more entertaining. And it strives to make it even more effortless. Take smart homes and devices into account, for instance. The connected car – which is no longer a foreign concept for most drivers out there – is yet another example. But …

5 min October 24, 2016 in

Pittsburgh’s Commuters Will Be the First to Use Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

The self-driving cars industry is starting to speed up. More than 30 automotive companies are investing in this technology, which is a reliable indicator of the current demand. So far, Uber has proved to be a major player. With their Pittsburgh Project launch in August 2016, they are focused on reshaping public transportation. But before jumping to conclusions, …

5 min October 20, 2016 in

Hyundai’s “Roadmap for Connected Car Development”

It’s no longer a secret that the classic vehicle is bound to be a thing of the past. And pretty soon, too. Connected car technology is taking over, and automotive manufacturers are seizing this opportunity. Almost every investment is placed strategically. So, it’s become the norm that R&D (Research and Development) resources are directed towards the …

4 min October 17, 2016 in

Harman Develops Safety Technology Intended to Eliminate Blind Spots

Many companies are investing heavily in the development of connected cars. That is not just because of the convenience they promise to offer. It’s also because regular cars have many drawbacks, some of them are even quite dangerous. An excellent example is the blind spot. That is where Harman International Industries come into play. They aim …