Kristen Hall-Geisler

Kristen Hall-Geisler

Automotive Journalist

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From your dorm room to your car: ethernet is back

Wi-Fi, DSRC, Bluetooth, NFC -- there are so many ways to connect without cables that ethernet seems retro, like a flip phone. But ethernet is staging a comeback in our cars. Manufacturers are using th

New study notes that it’s a driverless future, not a people-less future

A new study offers advice for city planners who are contemplating a future that includes autonomous vehicles, or AVs, as the nerds call them. The study released today, "Driverless Future: A Policy Roa

Self-driving coalition gains safety and mobility members

The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets doubled its membership this week. But rather than adding more car manufacturers and tech stars, the coalition added organizations that have a real stake in

2017 Cadillac CTS gets V2V upgrade

The 2017 Cadillac CTS is getting vehicle-to-vehicle technology this year. The sedans will be outfitted with DSRC short-range radio communication devices to transmit and receive simple messages, includ

2017 Land Rover Discovery: hardcore tech for normcore drivers

The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery — Disco to its friends — is packed from skid plates to sunroof with technology. Most of this tech falls into two segments: stuff most people will use

Dubuc Motors gets SEC approval for equity crowdfunding

Dubuc Motors, makers of the Tomahawk all-electric supercar prototype, recently announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had approved its filing for equity crowdfunding under the US

Testing Volvo’s large animal detection

I’ve tested Volvo’s Pilot Assist and Park Assist Pilot in the Volvo XC90 and Pilot Assist II when I briefly drove the Volvo S90 last fall. But I hadn’t yet had a chance to test the L

Car companies are now coming to MWC too

There are four automotive manufacturers at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona this year: Daimler, BMW, Ford, and Peugeot. And if CES is any indicator, expect more to follow in the next few ye

V2X tech makes Tampa commutes safer, faster, less confusing

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has partnered with Savari and Brandmotion to create a vehicle-to-everything infrastructure pilot program to help ease commuting and make it safer for

Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq

By a lucky coincidence, I had a chance to drive both the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the same week. The Prius lineup and the Ioniq lineup are competing for the same buyers, so there

Trucks will talk to each other using Peloton Technology

Many studies have been done on the potential effects of semi trucks being able to travel in platoons. It could be more fuel efficient, it could be safer, it could be easier on the drivers. And now, it

The day the infotainment died

I wanted to review the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red sports coupe, in particular its technology, because Infiniti is usually ahead of the curve when it comes to tech. This was my second test of the Q60; I&#82

Esri helps move masses for marches

Since President Trump took office, there have been protests large and small across the United States and around the globe. Esri, the big-data collection and analysis company, has helped communities us

Kansas City is now a smart city

Nine months ago, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would be investing $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile streetcar corridor smart — like, Internet o

All new cars could have V2V tech by 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published a proposed rule to require all new vehicles to have vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication capabilities. It’s not an

Arkamys creates space-age safety sounds for EVs

In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration established the very cool-sounding “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,” which does exactly what it say

Goodyear tests tires with Tesloop

It’s easy to get caught up in all the technology being built into cars of the future — ADAS, autonomous capabilities, V2X, and on and on. It’s also easy to forget that so far —

In the future, AI could also mean auto insurance

Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual Insurance’s tech incubator, has created an API developer portal to bring together public data and “proprietary insurance information” to help users find

Deliver My Ride delivers another car buying service

Deliver My Ride, a new car buying site from the new firm MadDog Technology, is the latest to offer a car buying service without the buyer having to visit the dreaded dealership. Deliver My Ride made

Volvo creates a car sharing unit

Volvo announced that it’s joining other automakers in creating a business unit devoted to car sharing. The new shared mobility unit will be based on Sunfleet, a car sharing service that Volvo ha
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