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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»

Google autonomous car prototype
Rumor: Google & Ford Create New Company To Build Autonomous Cars

Someday, people will look back on 2015 and say, "That's when autonomous cars were born" -- not because self-driving vehicles began appearing on roads (though at least one did), but because we began to understand the changes those cars would bring to the century-old auto industry. One of the biggest...Read More»

Cadillac CUE With Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay Is Apparently A Big Selling Point For GM Shoppers

Apple fans have waited more than two years for the CarPlay infotainment system to arrive. Now that the roll-out has finally begun, we can ask: has it been worth the wait? According to some dealers, the answer is a resounding "yes". In fact, reports from the field suggest that CarPlay may be a big...Read More»

Behind the wheel of an autonomous car
Autonomous Car Update: California's New Rules, Google Spinning Off Car Company, Elon Musk Tweets

Over the past 24 hours, there's been an abundance of news about autonomous cars. Here's a recap of the three most notable items, involving California's long-awaited announcement of self-driving car rules, Google's business plans, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's defense of Tesla's autonomous tech...Read More»

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 with all the important information you've come to expect, and rely on. Shopping for a car? The Car Connection channel on...Read More»

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 smartphone is a recipe for disaster. But what about using hands-free, voice-to-text systems? If you ask Siri to send a text to...Read More»

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. At the end of that article, we made some predictions about Apple's automotive plans, and we guessed that, based on Apple's...Read More»

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 couldn't answer that one, which is why, according to The Guardian, the company recently met with California's Department of...Read More»

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 released this past week by J.D. Power, mentioning Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as among the 14 technology features that 20...Read More»

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 features in their new cars. The results should be a wake-up call to automakers around the globe. Heck, even Apple and Google should...Read More»

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. Pundits and observers debated the truth of those rumors and whether Apple was really building a car or just some souped-up version...Read More»

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, Toyota has done something similar, but in many ways, dumber. Far dumber. The automaker has decided not to offer Apple's...Read More»

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 but not much of a stretch for Apple. After all, plenty of drivers already used their iPhones for music and navigation, so why...Read More»

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 connected in your car? Of course we already do drive around with GPS-tagging, server-connecting smartphones in our vehicles...Read More»

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 terrible in-dash software. That's why many shoppers are excited about the long-overdue arrival of Google's Android Auto and...Read More»

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 year -- nearly 14 months ago -- Apple renamed the product CarPlay and said that it would become available on Ferrari...Read More»

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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 it hasn't denied them, either, and that -- along with a lawsuit that strongly suggests Apple is, indeed, building an electric...Read More»

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. If anyone asks, the dress is blue. Apple is almost certainly building an autonomous, electric car. ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf Vs...Read More»

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 those who still refuse to believe that Tim Cook & Co. could do such a thing, consider this new bombshell: according to...Read More»

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