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Ford SYNC Adds Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, And Other Features For 2017, 2016 Models

Ford SYNC Adds Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, And Other Features For 2017, 2016 Models

If you love your smartphone as much as we do, and if you drive a new Ford, we've got some very exciting news: Ford has said that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will both roll out to the SYNC 3 infotainment system this year, as will several other useful features. Over the past year, Ford SYNC has... read more

January 4, 2016 by -
 
The Car Connection On Apple News

The Car Connection's On Apple News

iPhone users, are you using the Apple News app in iOS 9? If so, we have good news for you: The Car Connection is now on Apple News. That's right; we have a shiny new channel... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
AAA Foundation study on hands-free technologies (October 2015)

AAA: Hands-Free Phones & Infotainment Systems Are Major Distractions For Drivers

We've spent plenty of time talking about the dangers of texting and driving, and the data on that seems clear: taking your eyes off the road to type out a message on your... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
Bob Lutz 2004

Apple To Debut Car By 2019, But Bob Lutz Says It's A Disaster In The Making

Yesterday morning, we reported that Apple had discussed requirements for testing autonomous cars on California's public roads with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles... read more September 22, 2015 by


 
Apple car conceived by children's book author Richard Scarry

Apple Talking With California DMV About Autonomous Cars: Unveiling Could Come Soon

"Siri, what are the relevant regulations for building self-driving cars for the California auto market?" It appears that even Tim Cook's super-ultra-mega beta version of Siri... read more September 21, 2015 by


 
Cadillac CUE With Apple CarPlay

Yes, Drivers Do Want Apple CarPlay, Android Auto...When They Know What It Is

Why wouldn’t new-car buyers want to take their familiar smartphone interface and apps into their vehicle? It’s an open question asked in the wake of results... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

J.D. Power: Drivers Ignore High-Tech Car Features, Don't Want Apple CarPlay Or Android Auto

This week, J.D. Power released its 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report, which reveals that motorists often don't use or appreciate the high-tech... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Anthony Jannarelly's i-Mo concept

Apple's Car Project Is Picking Up Speed: Top-Secret Tests Allegedly In The Works In California

Back in February, the auto industry was abuzz with rumors about a new, top-secret division at Apple called "Project Titan" that was allegedly building an electric car... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
Apple Vice President Eddy Cue announces iOS7 vehicle integration at WWDC 2013

Toyota Chooses Not To Offer Apple's CarPlay Or Google's Android Auto: Dumbest Move Ever?

Yesterday, we told you about Audi, BMW, and Daimler, who have banded together to keep Google from dominating the mapping industry and, thus, the autonomous car industry. Now... read more August 4, 2015 by


 
Apple CarPlay in 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Apple Is Getting Very Serious About The Whole Car Thing

A couple of years ago, Apple announced its intention to dominate dashboards via the CarPlay infotainment system. To most observers, CarPlay seemed like an interesting move... read more July 27, 2015 by


 
Google Android Auto

Automakers Concerned About Google Data-Mining Us In The Car

Unless you live a very isolated, disconnected existence, you’re probably leaving quite the trail for Google. Are you ready to leave more of a trail about how you stay... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
The open-source version of Ford AppLink called SmartDeviceLink or SDL

Toyota Teams With Ford To Stop Apple, Google From Dominating Dashboards

Car companies aren't known for creating awesome infotainment systems. In fact, though today's vehicles are mechanically very good, quality scores have plummeted because of... read more June 3, 2015 by


 
Apple CarPlay.

Waiting For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto? We Hope You Brought A Book

In 2013, Apple introduced something called "iOS in the Car", an infotainment system that could run on dashboards, mimicking the screens of our beloved iPhones. Early last... read more April 29, 2015 by


 
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Auto Industry Shakeup, Part 1: Automakers Worried About Apple's Alleged Autonomous, Electric Car

Over the past couple of weeks, rumors about Apple's plan to develop an all-electric, autonomous car have taken the internet by storm. Apple hasn't confirmed the rumors, but... read more March 5, 2015 by


 
Apple CarPlay.

Pundits Predict A Silicon Valley Takeover Of The Auto Industry: Are They On To Something?

If you've been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, here are a couple of things you should know: Llamas went on the lam in Arizona and have since been apprehended... read more March 2, 2015 by


 
Anthony Jannarelly's i-Mo concept

It's About To Get Real: Apple Accused Of Poaching Battery Designers

Earlier this week, most of the internet realized that the rumors are true: Apple is preparing to build autonomous electric cars like its high-tech rival, Google. But for... read more February 19, 2015 by


 

 
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