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Need To Fight A Parking Ticket? A New App Can Go To Court For You
Need To Fight A Parking Ticket? A New App Can Go To Court For You

It's a beautiful day, the birds are chirping, the cars with the boom are booming softly in the distance. And then you see it: a bright orange parking ticket jammed beneath your windshield wiper. Trust us: we've all been there. Sometimes, we've known that we were at fault. We'd straddled the yellow...Read More»

UberCab app
Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, Uber Denies Fault: What Will The Courts Say?

On New Year's Eve in San Francisco, a six-year-old girl was killed and her family members were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to TechCrunch, the driver of that vehicle, Syed Muzzafar, worked for Uber. Uber has caused a big stir the past few...Read More»

Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet
Forget MyFord & All The Rest: Apple & Google Are Going To Own Your Dashboard

The sad fact is, cell phones aren't perfect. Sure, they keep us connected to friends around the globe, but they also make it possible for us to spend entire holiday dinners face down in Facebook, ignoring everyone around us. And that's to say nothing of mobile phones' tragic effect on auto fatality...Read More»

Waze
Waze Adds Celebrity-Voiced Navigation, Featuring Kevin Hart (Video)

Connoisseurs of commuting could argue that Waze has single-handedly upended navigation technology. Think about it. Once upon a time, gadgets and apps had to rely on data from big corporations like INRIX to tell travelers about traffic ahead. Waze said, "Forget that. Why not let the drivers...Read More»

Bluetooth Keyless Entry from Mobile Enhancement Specialist
Unlocking Your Car With A Smartphone & The Increasing Irrelevance Of Automakers (Video)

If you've ever driven a car like the Toyota Prius, you know the joy that comes with a know-it-all key fob. There's no fumbling in your pocket in the rain to unlock the door; so long as the fob is in your pocket, the car unlocks itself when you approach. Now, now matter what sort of vehicle you...Read More»

Hudway HUD app for iPhone
Hudway: The Poor Man's Head-Up Display

We spend lots of time writing about adaptive cruise control, lane-assist, and other safety systems that herald the eventual arrival of fully autonomous cars. But there are plenty of other high-tech treats on the market -- treats designed to make driving safer and easier. Consider for example the...Read More»

TireCheck app
Can You Check Your Car's Tire Pressure With An App? Should You?

The smartphone is an amazing invention. It lets us place video calls to friends around the globe. It can sniff out cancer and chemical weapons. It even entertains us while we're waiting in line to buy the latest, greatest smartphone. But smartphones also have a dark side. They preoccupy us when we...Read More»

Handicapped parking sign (photo by Ane Cecilie Blicfheldt/norden.org)
Finally: An App To Report Drivers Illegally Parked In Handicapped Spots

We are not what you'd call a bunch of goodie-goodies. We have prank-ordered pizzas for people we don't like. We have toilet-papered the yards of our friends and neighbors. We may have even consumed beer, then liquor, which as you can imagine, left us sicker. But few things make us quite as angry as...Read More»

Audi A3 eKurzinfo augmented reality owner's manual app
Audi A3 Comes With An Augmented-Reality Owner's Manual: Video

Do you know where your owner's manual is? Did you read it from cover to cover when you bought your car? Do you read it these days? Chances are, the answer to at least one of those questions is "no". Maybe that's because you're a whiz at cars, or maybe you feel like you know everything there is to...Read More»

Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook fashion app
Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook App Diagnoses Your Personality, Suggests Color Options

To some automakers, calling one of their creations a "chick car" is a slap in the face. They fight back, arguing that their cars have a broad customer base, not the narrow appeal that the name "chick car" implies. (It's worth noting that antonyms like "muscle car" don't elicit the same reaction. In...Read More»

The Car Connection Android App
The Car Connection's New Android App: Car Reviews, Used Car Listings, Car News, And More

The Car Connection has been a pioneer in mobile apps, and today we're proud to announce our latest effort: a native Android app for the millions of users who read our news, reviews, tips, and advice on a device that doesn't grow on trees. It's the perfect way for car shoppers and enthusiasts alike...Read More»

Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink
Apps To Arrive In GM Vehicles By Late 2013

We've known for some time that apps are coming to cars. The writing's been on the wall since the debut of Apple's App Store in 2008, which is about the time that apps began taking center stage in our daily lives. The problem automakers face is making those apps work efficiently and safely...Read More»

Mark Zuckerberg at SXSW 2008 (photo by Flickr user deneyterrio)
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»

Mi Alerts app
Finally, An App That Tells You When Your Car Has Been Hit Or Stolen

These days, there's an app to suit nearly everyone -- apps for the fuel-conscious, apps for coffee-lovers, apps for actual lovers. But what about an app for people who are tired of having their cars beat up in parking lots? Mi Alerts may be the just what the doctor (or mechanic) ordered. Mi Alerts...Read More»

Drive with Lynk
Kickstarter Project Of The Day: Drive With Dash

Once upon a time, apps were pretty simple. Most were little more than websites that had been optimized for pint-sized smartphone screens. (Remember GasBook?) Then came social networking integration. Apps like Waze leveraged the power of the crowd to track traffic, roadway construction, and other...Read More»

Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet
Volkswagen Gets Serious About Smartphone Integration With The iBeetle

Many of us have experienced bugs in our iPhones, but the new iBeetle from Volkswagen aims to turn the tables by putting the iPhone in a Bug. At this month's Shanghai Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil the iBeetle, a special edition of the popular VW Beetle. The car's design will echo the...Read More»

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 demographics (e.g. Millennials) and mindsets (e.g. connectivity), he also announced a new app contest. That contest -- dubbed the...Read More»

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 trouble navigating -- and we use it on a near-daily basis. We don't blame NHTSA for the website's awkwardness: the agency has a...Read More»

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 market, but most are very specialized. They're better at solving specific problems rather than a range of related issues. When...Read More»

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