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Video: Waze App For Mobile Phones Crowdsources Your Commute
Video: Waze App For Mobile Phones Crowdsources Your Commute

How should you get to work today? Let us count the ways -- via the Waze app for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and (now in beta) Blackberry. Waze is one in an increasingly crowded field of traffic applications for mobile devices. The service gives drivers advice on which routes are congested...Read More»

DriveGain app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Who Needs EcoGuide When You've Got DriveGain On Your iPhone?

If you're serious about fuel efficiency, there are plenty of tools to help you wring more mileage out of the gas tank -- or the battery, if you swing that way. Some come standard, like the power display found on the Toyota Prius. Others are a little fancier, like the SmartGauge-EcoGuide combo on...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle information iPhone app
Video: New iPhone App Has Chrysler Feeling Social

Yesterday saw the launch of two auto-related iPhone apps -- one from Daimler, the other from Chrysler. And if you think you know which was more impressive, you might be in for a surprise. Daimler's app was designed specifically for owners of the new Smart EV, though anyone can download it if they...Read More»

Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality
Audi And Google Take Top Tech Honors (It's More Exciting Than It Sounds)

We love a good telematics system, and Audi's MMI is a really good one -- so good, in fact, that it took home the award for "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product" at the 2010 Telematics Awards. And before you ask: • Yes, there is an annual Telematics Awards ceremony. • Yes, there is a...Read More»

Barrett-Jackson app for Apple
Barrett-Jackson Phones It In With A New Auction App

Given the popularity of eBay's auction app  (and the many spinoffs it has spawned), it was only a matter of time before car auction houses joined the fray. And now, one of the big daddies has stepped up to the plate: just in time for the Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car...Read More»

SIRIUS XM on Android
Sirius XM: Now Available On Android Handsets

Owners of Blackberries, iPhones, and iPods have been enjoying Sirius XM through their handheld devices since last year, and now, the popular music/talk/news radio service is expanding its reach with a new app for Android. The app is free, and if you're already a Sirius XM subscriber, there's no...Read More»

Screencap from a video promoting VW's new magazine, DAS.
Video: Volkswagen Launches iPad Magazine For Customers And Fans

No matter how you feel about Steve Jobs or Apple or all things "i", there's no denying that the iPad has -- like the iPhone and the iPod before it -- created a sensation. Apple clearly understands the purpose of netbooks (which is more than other gadget-makers can say), and its engineers have...Read More»

Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG
Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

Screencap showing the Chevrolet Volt app for Android
Video: GM Brings Apps To The Volt, With Help From Google's Android

Yesterday, Viknesh Vijayenthiran mentioned General Motors' plan to release a mobile app in conjunction with its upcoming hybrid EV, the Chevrolet Volt. Today, there's a video to show off that app, and it's so completely gee-whiz, we just had to share it. The video demonstrates what GM's press...Read More»

Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Downside To High-Tech Cars: Hacking

The line between cars and computers has begun to blur, leaving tech geeks like us giddy. In-car internet, real-time eco-driving feedback, social media apps: they're all great things, and they point to a day when gearheads and propellerheads will be wearing the same hat. But there is, in fact, a...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
Cars Are People, Too: Road Trippin' Ford Fiesta Tweets As It Travels

Last week, we told you about a group of University of Michigan students who'd been developing apps for cars. Now, some of those students are about to give their work a test drive -- a long, cross-country test drive in a new Ford Fiesta. But they won't be going it alone: in Fiesta #2, some road trip...Read More»

Turn-by-turn navigation for the Bing iPhone app
One Bing To Guide Them: Microsoft Brings Turn-By-Turn To (Some) Handhelds

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that Google's turn-by-turn navigation service -- currently available on Android headsets only -- is heading to the iPhone. That spells bad news for Garmin, TomTom, and other third-party GPS manufacturers, and unfortunately, there's more where that came from...Read More»

The Chevy Baseball App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Chevrolet Gets Into The Game With Baseball App For iPhone, iPad

Last summer, Chevrolet scored big with product placements in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Though the movie was fairly forgettable, folks remembered the cars featured in it, especially the Chevy Camaro. This year, Audi will probably walk away with the best film deal of the summer (seriously...Read More»

TheCarConnection app for iPhone and iPad
Gearheads, Get It To Go: TheCarConnection App Now Available For iPhone & iPad

Car junkies, news hounds, and eager-beaver shoppers: we've just made your lives a little easier. As of today, you can download the snazzy new app for High Gear Media's premiere news and research website, TheCarConnection.com. It's formatted for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and -- yes -- the iPad. Even...Read More»

App preview from Ford & U Mich's 'Cloud Computing in the Commute' project
Driving In The Cloud: Ford, UM Show Off New Apps For Your Car

Some people believe that electric vehicles will reshape the auto industry. Others think fuel cells are the game-changer. The funny thing is: they're both completely wrong. The biggest shake-up in the auto industry won't come from under the hood. It'll come from the dashboard, and it'll leverage the...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's 'App My Ride' contest
Starting Today: Volkswagen Needs Your Input (To Beat the Ford Sync)

The mobile web is big business, but that technology has been a little late catching on in cars. Now, with the imminent release of new entertainment devices  from Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and others, automakers of all stripes are fast-tracking in-car internet systems. Volkswagen may be a bit behind the...Read More»

Google Maps for the iPhone
Google Maps Turn-By-Turn Navigation Coming (Finally) To The iPhone

At long last, Google is set to roll out turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone. Given that the service has been available on Android handsets for some time, we have to wonder: why the wait? It's probably because of Google's push to ensure that Android becomes the dominant smartphone OS -- though...Read More»

Coolhunting app for the iPad, featuring the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Finds Its Calling -- As A Muse For iPad Developers

Some people think of Cadillac as a brand for grandparents -- or perhaps moms and dads who don't care about leaving an inheritance. But Cadillac and its upcoming 2011 CTS Coupe are aiming for a much younger set: users of the Cool Hunting app for the new Apple iPad. As its name implies, Cool Hunting...Read More»

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