Eye-tracking technology helps SEAT to design safer cabins

SEAT is using the latest eye-tracking technology to enable its engineers to design cabins which allow drivers to operate in-car technology safely.  The Barcelona-based manufacturer can track a driver’s gaze using eye-tracking glasses which use infrared light sensors, high-resolution images and a sophisticated algorithm to pinpoint exactly where the driver is looking when behind the…

Tech Digest daily round up: Nissan ‘quits talks’ with Apple over driverless car

Nissan has quit talks with Apple over its secretive Project Titan electric autonomous vehicle project. Discussions didn't reach an advanced stage, the Financial Times reports, with the two companies apparently disagreeing about branding. Nissan said today (Monday 15th February) it wasn't in talks with Apple about developing self-driving cars, after Hyundai also denied reports it was…

Ford S-MAX Hybrid with 10 device WiFi now available

Now on sale is the Ford S-MAX Hybrid sports activity vehicle. Offering seven-seats and priced within £625 of the equivalent diesel version, it reduces CO2 emissions by more than 10 per cent compared to the equivalent EcoBlue diesel powertrain. Combining 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine and 1.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, electric power is deployed to support…