Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

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 …

5 min September 19, 2016 in

Will Beverly Hills Have Self Driving Cars As Public Transportation?

Beverly Hills is home to a great number of people working in the entertainment industry who tend to be open-minded and receptive to new ideas. Also, Beverly Hills is an exciting city that embraces innovation. So self-driving cars as public transportation doesn’t seem like such a far-fetched idea. The story made news back in April when …

5 min September 15, 2016 in

Hyundai Teams Up With Cisco to Develop Connected Car Tech

The next generation of connected car services is being developed. Hyundai Motor partnered with Cisco – one of the biggest IT and networking equipment company. Both companies understand that many of us never leave the house without our smartphones. So their goal is to bring their cars to the same level of importance. Increasingly more …

5 min September 12, 2016 in

This Google Patent Aims to Help Driverless Cars ‘See’ Other Car’s Movement

There is a chance the future will look like it was depicted in Sci-Fi films. Driverless cars were generally seen as the primary element of this future. For now, humanity – Google and other companies – is trying to improve things. There is still a long road ahead, but recent patents are paving the way. …

4 min August 22, 2016 in

Could Self-Driving Cars Change the Design of Our Cities?

It’s a question I’ve heard many people ask regarding self-driving cars. With all the changes they promise to bring, it’s hard not to think that it will impact the way our cities look as well. After all, roads and driving signs will have to change to accommodate self-driving vehicles, so entire cities will probably soon …