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Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

No one likes taking in a car for repairs. We have to carve out time to drive it in or have it towed, we have to arrange for transportation back home or to a car rental shop, and of course, we have to shell out our hard-earned cash -- cash that could be better spent on vacations or groceries or bolo... read more

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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... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
Waze

Waze Adds Celebrity-Voiced Navigation, Featuring Kevin Hart (Video)

Connoisseurs of commuting could argue that Waze has single-handedly upended navigation technology. Think about it. Once upon a time, gadgets and apps had to rely on data from... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
Bluetooth Keyless Entry from Mobile Enhancement Specialist

Unlocking Your Car With A Smartphone & The Increasing Irrelevance Of Automakers (Video)

If you've ever driven a car like the Toyota Prius, you know the joy that comes with a know-it-all key fob. There's no fumbling in your pocket in the rain to unlock the door;... read more November 23, 2013 by 


 
Hudway HUD app for iPhone

Hudway: The Poor Man's Head-Up Display

We spend lots of time writing about adaptive cruise control, lane-assist, and other safety systems that herald the eventual arrival of fully autonomous cars. But there are... read more November 5, 2013 by 


 
TireCheck app

Can You Check Your Car's Tire Pressure With An App? Should You?

The smartphone is an amazing invention. It lets us place video calls to friends around the globe. It can sniff out cancer and chemical weapons. It even entertains us while... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Handicapped parking sign (photo by Ane Cecilie Blicfheldt/norden.org)

Finally: An App To Report Drivers Illegally Parked In Handicapped Spots

We are not what you'd call a bunch of goodie-goodies. We have prank-ordered pizzas for people we don't like. We have toilet-papered the yards of our friends and neighbors. We... read more September 5, 2013 by  5


 
Audi A3 eKurzinfo augmented reality owner's manual app

Audi A3 Comes With An Augmented-Reality Owner's Manual: Video

Do you know where your owner's manual is? Did you read it from cover to cover when you bought your car? Do you read it these days? Chances are, the answer to at least one of... read more August 12, 2013 by  2


 
Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook fashion app

Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook App Diagnoses Your Personality, Suggests Color Options

To some automakers, calling one of their creations a "chick car" is a slap in the face. They fight back, arguing that their cars have a broad customer base, not the narrow... read more July 22, 2013 by  1


 
Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink

Apps To Arrive In GM Vehicles By Late 2013

We've known for some time that apps are coming to cars. The writing's been on the wall since the debut of Apple's App Store in 2008, which is about the time that apps began... read more May 31, 2013 by  1


 
Mark Zuckerberg at SXSW 2008 (photo by Flickr user deneyterrio)

Rumor: Facebook's Next Target Is Navigation, Looks To Buy Waze For $1 Billion

We're not mutual fund managers, but if we were, we'd be taking a good, long look at Facebook right now. Though its stock prices faltered after the IPO, recent developments... read more May 9, 2013 by 


 
Mi Alerts app

Finally, An App That Tells You When Your Car Has Been Hit Or Stolen

These days, there's an app to suit nearly everyone -- apps for the fuel-conscious, apps for coffee-lovers, apps for actual lovers. But what about an app for people who are... read more April 29, 2013 by  4


 
Drive with Lynk

Kickstarter Project Of The Day: Drive With Dash

Once upon a time, apps were pretty simple. Most were little more than websites that had been optimized for pint-sized smartphone screens. (Remember GasBook?) Then came social... read more April 24, 2013 by 


 
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... read more April 23, 2013 by 


 
Ford SYNC

Ford Launches Contest For Apps That Boost Fuel Economy

Ford marketing honcho Jim Farley recently gave the keynote address at the 2013 New York Auto Show. While speaking about changes in the auto industry caused by shifts in... read more April 10, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA's SaferCar app

NHTSA's SaferCar App Offers Details About Safety, Recalls, And More

Government agencies can do many things well, but their websites often come up short. Consider the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's site, which even we have... read more March 28, 2013 by 


 
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