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Roximity App Debuts, Lets Drivers Know About Deals Nearby
Roximity App Debuts, Lets Drivers Know About Deals Nearby

Last year, we told you about Roximity, a new location-based app that alerts smartphone owners to nearby deals. The app won the Ford SYNC App Developer Challenge, and now, after nearly a year of refinement, it's launched for Apple devices, with an Android version in the pipeline. The way it works is...Read More»

AAA Mobile app for iPhone
AAA Mobile Bundles Three Apps In One

Bundling is big news these days. We bundle insurance, phone, internet, and more, all in the hopes of saving time, energy, and money. AAA seems to have taken the bundling mantra to heart with the latest update to its AAA mobile app for the iPhone and Android devices. The company has wrapped three of...Read More»

Trapster v4.5 compared to 5.0
Trapster App Updated, Just In Time For Summer Road Trips

As smartphone apps go, we admit that Trapster isn't in our top-ten list. However, recent updates should make it a lot more user-friendly to Trapster's millions of fans. Our beef with Trapster is that it's been uniquely targeted to lead-footed drivers and the law enforcement-averse. Unlike general...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz app store for European customers
Did Mercedes-Benz Just Debut The Future Of In-Car Apps?

As everyone with a smartphone or tablet knows, apps are big business. But searching online shops for the app you need can be frustrating -- and Mercedes-Benz isn't simplifying matters. Today's app environment Today's consumers purchase most of their apps for one of two platforms: Android or iOS...Read More»

Waze app update 3.2 for Android and iPhone
Waze Adds Real-Time Gas Prices For Summer Travelers: Video

Of the many traffic apps available for Android and iOS devices, Waze is one of our favorite. The app's latest update -- which rolls out today -- offers a range of new features that should come in handy for summer travelers, including real-time gas prices. Using the gas-price feature is pretty...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»

2011 Volkswagen Golf R
Win A Trip To Germany From Volkswagen And Drive The 2012 Golf R

Volkswagen is in the process of launching the new 2012 Golf R hot hatch, and what better way to drum up excitement from enthusiasts and get fans engaged than to run a contest. It's called the Golf R Ultimate Fan Experience, and it's going on now. The premise of the contest is simple: In 265 words...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX, 2013 Chevy Traverse, 2013 Subaru Legacy: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we updated The Car Connection iPhone app and Green Car Reports is in the running to win the TreeHugger Best Of Green award. Nissan released another teaser of the 2013 Altima and Chevrolet revealed the 2013 Traverse. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The...Read More»

The Car Connection iPhone App
The Car Connection iPhone App Gets An Update

We know our loyal readers are always following The Car Connection all over the web, from Google+ and Facebook, to Twitter. But when you are on the go, referring to The Car Connection iPhone app can be a time saver. To make things easier, we've just updated our iPhone app in the Apple App Store...Read More»

CoPilot Live app
New CoPilot App Helps With Your Spring & Summer Road Trips

When planning a road trip these days, you've got plenty of tools at your disposal. Countless sites allow you to book hotels and event tickets, and even more offer reviews of restaurants and attractions. But of course, you still need a tool to arrive at your destination. If you don't already have...Read More»

'Camping' ad from Subaru's 'Dog Tested, Dog Approved' campaign
Subaru Says: Skip The Super Bowl & Take Rover For A Romp

This Sunday, millions of folks around the world will huddle around the warm glow of their TVs to watch the biggest game of the year (or at least the commercials). But Subaru is encouraging dog owners to take a break from the Super Bowl shenanigans and walk their pooches to the park. It's all part...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry 'Camry Effect' sweepstakes on Shazam
How To Win Two 2012 Toyota Camrys During The Super Bowl: Video

Toyota is giving you the chance to win not one, but two 2012 Toyota Camrys this week. It's part of a promotion called "The Camry Effect", which involves a new ad campaign, the Shazam smartphone app, and Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. Sound confusing? That's because is. Let us break it down for you...Read More»

Chevy Game Time app
Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

GM's Windows of Opportunity project.
Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The “windows” in question are those in the rear of family vehicles. The idea is an...Read More»

Textalyzer app for iPhone
4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...Read More»

Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile
3 More Things We Need Before Cars Are Fully Connected To The Web

Yesterday, Robert Acker wrote an article for Mashable about the five things that automakers must do in order to make web-connected cars attractive to mainstream consumers. Acker's comments are insightful -- we wouldn't expect anything less from the GM of from Aha Radio -- but we have a few more...Read More»

Dr. Who keychains
12 Cyber Monday Gift Ideas From The Car Connection's Holiday Gift Guide

We know what you're thinking: "Another holiday gift guide?" But hear us out, because this one's a little different. For starters the following 12 goodies are geared toward commuters, tinkerers, and other car fans. Whether they're shade-tree mechanics or shuttle-service soccer moms, there's...Read More»

MINI Connected
MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud

If you're the sort of adrenaline junkie who can't stand the thought of being left out of anything, we've got good news -- if you drive a MINI and own an iPhone, that is. The latest update to the MINI Connected app has text-to-speech capability, meaning that it can read tweets and status updates as...Read More»

The BUGswarm fuel economy challenge module. Image: Ford Motor Company
Ford Partners With Bug Labs On Modular, Connected Car Accessories

How about a module that compares your fuel economy to drivers around you, then displays the information on an interactive map? Whether you need that at all, or whether it will be another distraction, is the subject of some debate; but Ford is betting that some drivers will want this (or other cloud...Read More»

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