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In 2014, iOS7 Brings Calls, Texts, Maps, & Music To Your Dashboard
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»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Stock Price Falls: Is It The Apple Of Cars?

If you're the sort of person who enjoys similes, you could spend a lot of time comparing today's car companies to Apple. Like Apple, for example, General Motors came back from the brink of ruin to become a leader in the industry once more. Toyota followed the same path in the wake of 2010's...Read More»

Canary app for Android and iOS
Canary App Pecks Away At Distracted Driving

Texting and driving is a terrible habit. In fact, drivers distracted by texts and phone calls account for an increasingly large proportion of deaths on America's roads. Countless studies have shown that the problem of distracted driving is worst among teens and young adults. Many parents have had...Read More»

Inrix Park may soon make life for urban-dwellers easier
Traffic Service INRIX Can Help You Find A Parking Spot, Too

The way drivers travel from Point A to Point B has changed a lot in the past decade. That's largely thanks to satellite navigation systems, found our cars' dashboards and on our smartphones. But despite many, many details those gadgets provide about construction, accidents, checkpoints, and other...Read More»

Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi
Delphi Lets Nearly Anyone Control Their Car Via Smartphone

Smartphones have become our cameras, our radios, and our wallets, and they'll continue to become more central in our lives -- at least until they're integrated into eyeglasses or contacts or some kind of high-tech implant. If you've been paying attention to auto news, you also know that phones are...Read More»

Parkmobile
Parkmobile & Allstate Join Forces To Simplify Car Ownership

If you spend time navigating city traffic, you may have already experienced the Parkmobile app, which lets you pay for parking via your smartphone. This week, the company announced a new partnership with Allstate, offering roadside assistance -- and soon, the ability to pay for it -- right from...Read More»

iPhone 5
Buying An iPhone 5? Prepare For Some Changes On The Road

Yesterday, Apple unveiled one of the worst-kept secrets in the tech world: the all-new iPhone 5. Rumors about the device and leaked photos of its casing have been flooding the internet for months, and now most, if not all of them, have been confirmed. But apart from the iPhone 5's longer -- and...Read More»

Tina Fey and Steve Carell for the movie Date Night
Dates.fm App For Ford SYNC Helps Plan Epic Date Nights

Today, most of the tech world's attention is focused on Apple and the likely debut of the iPhone 5 (and maybe the iPad Mini). But there's another tech story on the West Coast that could have a direct effect on your love life -- especially if you drive a Ford. In San Francisco, the gadget blog...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Nine New Car Features You Don't Really Need

Pricing, financing, warranties, insurance--it's one hurdle after another to make it through the car shopping experience without paying a dime more than you must. Sometimes, it's not the dealer or the bank that costs you extra money. It's you. By ordering optional features that don't add much to the...Read More»

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo
Apple's iOS6, Saab Lives, Cadillac LTS: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Saab's not dead yet and Nissan revealed the 2013 Juke Nismo. Consumer Reports isn't too fond of the Mitsubishi i's range and BMW prepares the i3 for production next year. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We posted our video road test...Read More»

Apple Maps in iOS6
Apple's iOS 6 Could Kill Some Of Our Favorite Apps (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below If you're an Apple fan, own an iPhone, or just happened to wake up yesterday, you already know that Apple has unveiled the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. It's not as if that was a surprise. iOS 6 was one of the worst-kept secrets in Apple's history, with...Read More»

2013 Buick Verano T
Apple's Eyes Free, 2013 Buick Verano Turbo, GMC Terrain Denali: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, GMC priced the 2013 Terrain Denali and we spied the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG. Apple aims to change the way hands-free calling systems work in cars and A123 Systems announced new electric car battery technology. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study
Apple's Siri Coming To Nine Automakers—Hands And Eyes Free

Distracted driving and hands-free calling are both very hot topics these days. And Apple is looking to help solve the problem with its new automotive integration of Siri called Eyes Free. Apple announced the Eyes Free system at its World Wide Developers Conference today during its keynote. The...Read More»

Google Maps in 3D
Google Adds New Tools For Travelers

Once upon a time, Google Maps was king of the world. After all, Google is one of a handful of companies that has the resources necessary to map the globe -- both from the air and from the street. But things are changing, and there are a growing number of mapmakers ready to show consumers the...Read More»

Apple's patent drawing for a steering-wheel mounted remote control
Apple Nabs A Patent For A Steering Wheel-Mounted Remote

How often has this happened to you: you're driving along, listening to some tunes, when suddenly your phone or mp3 player serves up something terrible -- a song that reminds you of an ex or some Katy Perry pop thing that you bought in a moment of weakness and thought you'd deleted from your...Read More»

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