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Rumor: Facebook's Next Target Is Navigation, Looks To Buy Waze For $1 Billion

Rumor: Facebook's Next Target Is Navigation, Looks To Buy Waze For $1 Billion

We're not mutual fund managers, but if we were, we'd be taking a good, long look at Facebook right now. Though its stock prices faltered after the IPO, recent developments suggest that Facebook will retain its 800-pound gorilla status for years to come, thanks to a renewed focus on mobile devices... read more

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Ford SYNC

Ford Launches Contest For Apps That Boost Fuel Economy

Ford marketing honcho Jim Farley recently gave the keynote address at the 2013 New York Auto Show. While speaking about changes in the auto industry caused by shifts in... read more April 10, 2013 by  0


 
NHTSA's SaferCar app

NHTSA's SaferCar App Offers Details About Safety, Recalls, And More

Government agencies can do many things well, but their websites often come up short. Consider the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's site, which even we have... read more March 28, 2013 by  0


 
Automatic app for iPhone

Automatic App Is A Coach, Mechanic, And First-Responder All In One

They say there's an app for everything, but it's more accurate to say that there are many apps for nearly everything. By which we mean that there are plenty of apps on the... read more March 26, 2013 by  0


 
Honda's app-based congestion minimization technology

Honda's New Smartphone App Could Ease Your Commute

Commuters: Honda feels your pain. Even better: Honda hopes to alleviate that pain with new software designed to reduce traffic congestion. What's interesting about this... read more March 22, 2013 by  0


 
Breathometer

Would You Carry A Breathalyzer In Your Car? Will You Be Required To?

Drunk driving is a big problem in many parts of the world. In France, for example, it's the leading cause of traffic fatalities, accounting for about one-third of all roadway... read more March 14, 2013 by  1


 
GEICO mascot Maxwell the Pig

GEICO Accused Of Promoting Interspecies Love In Ad For Roadside Assistance App

Many people confuse fiction with reality. Soap opera stars, for example, complain about being harassed at grocery stores for things their characters have done, as if viewers... read more February 28, 2013 by  4


 
Canary app for Android and iOS

Canary App Pecks Away At Distracted Driving

Texting and driving is a terrible habit. In fact, drivers distracted by texts and phone calls account for an increasingly large proportion of deaths on America's roads... read more January 17, 2013 by  0


 
Inrix Park may soon make life for urban-dwellers easier

Traffic Service INRIX Can Help You Find A Parking Spot, Too

The way drivers travel from Point A to Point B has changed a lot in the past decade. That's largely thanks to satellite navigation systems, found our cars' dashboards and on... read more January 10, 2013 by  0


 
Parkmobile

Parkmobile & Allstate Join Forces To Simplify Car Ownership

If you spend time navigating city traffic, you may have already experienced the Parkmobile app, which lets you pay for parking via your smartphone. This week, the company... read more November 21, 2012 by  0


 
Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3

5 Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone & Android Fans

Yesterday, our colleagues at Total Car Score offered their take on the best iPhone 5 apps for drivers. We agree with many of their picks, but we also know that a growing... read more September 19, 2012 by  2


 
Tina Fey and Steve Carell for the movie Date Night

Dates.fm App For Ford SYNC Helps Plan Epic Date Nights

Today, most of the tech world's attention is focused on Apple and the likely debut of the iPhone 5 (and maybe the iPad Mini). But there's another tech story on the West Coast... read more September 12, 2012 by  0


 
OneProtect distracted driving app

OneProtect Improves On The Distracted-Driving App

Nearly every week, we see the debut of a new app that half-heartedly promises to end distracted driving once and for all. This time around, however, the app du jour does... read more September 10, 2012 by  2


 
DriveScribe, a digital driving coach

DriveScribe App Coaches Teen Drivers & Offers Big Rewards

If you're a parent, you know that having a teenage driver in the house can keep you up at night. You wish you could be with your kids all the time to make sure their... read more August 22, 2012 by  1


 
Anti-distracted-driving tech from Rutgers University & Stevens Institute of Technology

New App Takes Clever Approach To Curb Distracted Driving

We all know that using a cell phone behind the wheel is a bad idea. Texting is the worst offense, but even gabbing on a hands-free headset isn't perfect. We've seen an array... read more August 15, 2012 by  0


 
Roximity

Roximity App Debuts, Lets Drivers Know About Deals Nearby

Last year, we told you about Roximity, a new location-based app that alerts smartphone owners to nearby deals. The app won the Ford SYNC App Developer Challenge, and now... read more August 10, 2012 by  0


 

 
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