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Apple Name-Checks BMW During Reveal Of The New Apple Watch (But Where Was CarPlay?)
Apple Name-Checks BMW During Reveal Of The New Apple Watch (But Where Was CarPlay?)

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its highly anticipated iWatch -- which, for better or worse, is actually called "Apple Watch". What'll it do for drivers? We're not entirely sure, but Apple dropped some intriguing hints. READ: Six Reasons Why The Fiat 500e Electric Car Beats The Abarth Apple Watch won't...Read More»

Monkey Parking app
MonkeyParking Told To Stop "Auctioning City Parking Spots" In San Francisco

Back in May, we told you about MonkeyParking, a new app that lets desperate drivers in San Francisco pay for parking -- or, more to the point, it lets them pay the owners of parked cars to leave prime spots. When MonkeyParking debuted, many feared that it would make parking in the Bay Area even...Read More»

Pioneer's aftermarket options for Apple's CarPlay
Hungry For Apple CarPlay But Don't Want To Buy A New Car? Pioneer Has Aftermarket Options

Apple fans have a reputation for doing crazy things to get their hands on the latest products from Cupertino. So far, this year's most anticipated offering is Apple's in-dash CarPlay system, which gives drivers easy access to music, messages, and more without having to fumble with their iPhone...Read More»

Screencap from demo of Windows in the Car
Hold The (Windows) Phone: Microsoft Wants To Take Over Your Dashboard, Too!

For years, automakers have attempted to refine our dashboards, making them as slick, simple, intuitive, and interactive as our smartphones. For the most part, they have failed. Miserably. Thankfully, smartphone manufacturers -- or rather, the companies that build the operating systems powering...Read More»

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CarPlay Comes To The iPhone In iOS Update (But When Will It Come To Volkswagen?)

CarPlay hasn't appeared in actual cars yet, but Apple has already begun laying the groundwork for its arrival via the latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1. DON'T MISS: Tiny Florida Town's Pursuit Of Speeders May Get It Wiped Off The Map The update began rolling out yesterday, and...Read More»

Apple CarPlay.
Apple's iOS In The Car Is Now CarPlay, Will Debut On Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo Cars This Week

Since last summer, we've been waiting for the debut of Apple's in-dash operating system, iOS in the Car. Images of the service in action finally leaked to the web in January, and now Apple tells us that we'll get our first official glimpse of iOS in the Car -- renamed "CarPlay" -- this week at the...Read More»

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What Would Apple Have Gained From Buying Tesla (And Vice Versa)?

The San Francisco Chronicle has suggested that tech giant Apple seriously considered purchasing start-up automaker Tesla. How seriously? Reporters Thomas Lee and David R. Baker say that Apple's mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring, presumably to...Read More»

Early image of iOS in the Car (via Steven Troughton-Smith)
Leaked: Images Of Apple's 'iOS In The Car' Hit The Web

When it comes to infotainment and mobile operating systems, Android may have become the auto industry's Chosen One, but Apple still has plans to conquer the world's dashboards. Details about those plans remain fuzzy, but according to Mashable, some images of its auto-centric OS have now leaked to...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»

'Car mode' concept by Joey Cofone, Michael Vanderbyl, and Malin Reedijk
Does The iPhone Need A "Car Mode"? Would You Use It? (Video)

We spend a lot of time writing about the problem of distracted driving and various solutions offered by app-makers and automakers. With few exceptions, though, handset manufacturers like Apple and Samsung haven't been working overtime to address the public's concerns about texting and talking...Read More»

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Tesla Recruits Another Apple Superstar: Here's What To Expect In 2014

Yesterday, Tesla took another bite out of Apple. Until then, the automaker's highest profile recruit from Cupertino had undoubtedly been George Blankenship, the man who turned Apple's wheelbarrows full of money into truckloads by creating ludicrously high-grossing stores in malls across America. On...Read More»

Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink
2014 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, Volt Get Siri Eyes Free

A lifetime ago, in June of 2012, Apple announced something of real interest for tech fans: "Eyes Free", which brought the Siri digital assistant to automobiles via a special button on steering wheels. Eyes Free has been slowly rolling out to vehicles from a wide range of automakers. In February, it...Read More»

iOS in the Car
What's Coming From Apple, And What It Means For Motorists

Once upon a time, the world could keep a secret. It took us ages to learn that Lindsay Lohan is loony, that Liberace was gay, that the calls were coming from inside the house. Now, not so much. Case in point: this morning's Apple press event. A few years ago, the world would've been buzzing with...Read More»

iPhone 5
Apple Patents User Profiles That Follow You From Car To Car

Years ago, many of us reached a tipping point -- a point at which we spent so much time in front of electronic gizmos that we became frustrated with objects that weren't computerized. (Has anyone else instinctively hit an imaginary CRTL-Z after spilling a cup of coffee? Thought so.) Then, we hit...Read More»

Apple Vice President Eddy Cue announces iOS7 vehicle integration at WWDC 2013
In 2014, iOS7 Brings Calls, Texts, Maps, & Music To Your Dashboard

Early last month, 9to5Mac suggested that Apple is developing a modified version of iOS (its mobile operating system) that can work on touchscreens in cars. Yesterday, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, we learned that the rumor is true. Well, probably. During his portion of the computing...Read More»

Survey: men, women, and car safety
Who Can Do More For Auto Safety: Apple Or Volvo?

Every auto brand has an image to uphold, a claim to fame. Jeeps are rugged, Mercedes-Benz cars are long-lasting, Hondas are reliable -- or so marketers would have us believe. For years, Volvo's buzzword has been "safety". Mention to co-workers, neighbors, or family members that auto safety is your...Read More»

Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet
Rumor: Next-Gen Apple Software Will Marry Your Car & Your iPhone

June is a big month for Apple fans. That's when the company typically makes major announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference (which sold out this year in two minutes flat). We're not entirely sure what to expect from WWDC 2013, but rumor has it that one of Tim Cook's onstage revelations...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»

Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink
Siri, Amazon Cloud Player, Slacker Come To Dashboards

If you're a fan of cars and technology, this is a very big week. Three important services have arrived on infotainment systems, which could make your daily commute more comfortable -- provided you've got a good data plan with your mobile carrier. Siri Last June, we mentioned that Apple's Siri...Read More»

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