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UberCab Simplifies Urban Transit, But Will It Lead To Anarchy?
UberCab Simplifies Urban Transit, But Will It Lead To Anarchy?

If you live in a major U.S. city, you've probably taken your share of cabs. When it's raining, or when the nearest subway stop is a tad too far, cabs are a great resource. But even better than the cab is the car service -- elegant and clean and not much more expensive than a run-of-the-mill taxi...Read More»

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Klutch22 Launches A Kinder, Gentler Social Network For Drivers

A few weeks ago, we told you about Bump, a new social network that allows people to communicate with one another via their license plates. While Bump seemed to have some nifty applications -- like allowing users to tell a complete stranger that his car alarm keeps going off -- it also struck us as...Read More»

Homer Simpson on TomTom
TomTom Posts Major Profit Loss: Is The End Near?

Earlier today, TomTom posted a major drop in profit for the third quarter of 2010. How major? About 37%. That may not be the deathknell for the Dutch telematics company, but TomTom clearly needs to revamp its strategy if it wants to avoid the corporate coffin down the line. Part of TomTom's problem...Read More»

Screencap of Toyota's Shopping Tool App
Toyota's Updated App Simplifies Shopping

As we learned last week, car shopping isn't always fun -- but thanks to a slew of web-enabled devices, it's easier than it once was. If you own a smartphone or a tablet computer, you can cruise the lots and school yourself all at the same time. Now, Toyota's updated Shopping Tool App aims to make...Read More»

Screencap from AutoNOMOS Labs self-driving taxi
Video: Yes, You Can Finally Drive Your Car With An iPad. Well, Almost.

Last week, Google shared its new self-driving cars with the world, and Android acolytes said that it was good. Now Apple fanboys have cause to celebrate -- in their cool, minimalist way, of course -- thanks to some very enterprising folks from AutoNOMOS Labs at Freie University in Berlin. They've...Read More»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with news that's apt to be much less divisive and far more disturbing: according to a recent RAC survey, 21% of drivers in the...Read More»

Ford Sync with SIRIUS Travel
Floodgates Officially Open: Ford Releases SDK For Sync Apps

Whether you're a techie, a social media junkie, a car fan, or all of the above, you should know: the future is officially here. It arrived in the form of a software develoment kit (SDK) for the Sync system, issued by Ford. Along with the SDK came news that Ford is also developing an application...Read More»

Vlingo InCar beta
Vlingo InCar Lets Android Users Text, Talk Completely Hands-Free

We all know how dangerous--and illegal--texting while driving can be. We also know that if we don't respond to that message within the next five minutes, the world will end. OK, so it won't end, but it's important. That's where Vlingo InCar comes in. The Vlingo InCar beta app for Android allows...Read More»

In-car internet
Study: Over Half Of Drivers Interested In Internet Radio

There's a lot of talk these days about the death of print media. Newspapers are shuttering left and right, magazines are folding, catalogs...well, they're still showing up as junk mail, but here's hoping they meet grisly ends soon. There's far less talk about the ways in which broadcast media is...Read More»

Volkswagen's Luca de Meo shows Music-Streaming-Services
Breaking: Volkswagen Study Shows Young People Use Facebook

Volkswagen and MTV Networks have just wrapped up a study about young people, driving, and technology. The study reveals that 14-to-29 year-olds (a demographic dubbed "digital natives") spend a significant chunk of their time on social networks like Facebook and that they would "like to see...Read More»

Splash page for Bump.com
Like That Driver In The Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him With Bump.com

So there you are, puttering along, minding your own business, when some hottie rolls up beside you, gives a long, lingering glance, then zips down the road. Finding that gal or guy used to mean posting a "Missed Connections" ad in your local paper, which seemed sad and desperate and potentially...Read More»

Weeels app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm
Weeels App Arranges Backseat Hookups Between Total Strangers

Over the past couple of years, we've seen a number of apps aimed at commuters and ride-sharers -- apps like Zimride, Car2gether, and the simple, straightforward Taxi. Now, another has joined the fray: the Weeels app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm. What separates Weeels from its...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
5 Reasons Bluetooth Streaming is a Passing Fad

Bluetooth streaming is a passing fad, and we're here to tell you why. The solution to in-car audio seems brilliant, at first. Your Bluetooth-equipped car is already connecting your device for phone calls. Why can't it also connect the music player so you don't have to fiddle with a jumble of wires...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
OnStar Rumors Are True: Upgrades Bring The Service Into The 21st Century

Last week, we reported not once, but twice about rumored upgrades to General Motors' popular OnStar service. Now, they're no longer rumors: the upgrades are coming, and they're coming soon. Well, probably. Most of today's news from GM centers around stuff we've already mentioned -- stuff which is...Read More»

MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX
In-Car 3G Audio Could Cost You--But How Much?

The future of in-car audio will revolve around plug-and-play portables--that's the take of many automakers like Ford and Kia, where voice-controlled audio and mobile-phone links are being knitted into current and future cars while old-school features like CD changes are being pruned from valuable...Read More»

Screencap from digital brochure for Honda CR-Z
Honda Launches Stunning Brochure For The CR-Z On iPhone, iPad: Is This How The Web Ends?

The truth is, half the digital advertising campaigns we see aren't very good. In fact, more than half. Most are terrible or senseless or both. But the new digital brochure for the Honda CR-Z is different: not only is it a thing of beauty, but it could signal the death of websites as we know them...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone
Mercedes-Benz's New Mbrace System Offers Primo Concierge And Roadside Services

Pretend you're on a road trip. You've taken the family shopping, maybe indulged the younger ones (or your spouse) with a few hours of miniature golf, and now, you're ready for some You Time. Sushi and a day spa sound great, but you're on unfamiliar turf: to whom should you turn for advice? If...Read More»

Audi's augmented reality 2010 calendar
Audi's Augmented Reality Calendar, Or, Why Didn't We Know About This Before?

When you were young, you might've had a children's book that came with special reading glasses -- paper frames and cellophane lenses, like the kind you get at 3D movies. Without those specs, the book's illustrations looked like meaningless blobs of color, but put on the shades, and the pages burst...Read More»

Apple iPhone
Chevrolet's Newest App Is Tailor-Made For Sales Staff

We've all been there: cruising the lots or wandering the showroom floor, asking about what's in stock and what promotions are running, when Sam or Sandra Salesperson says, "I'll have to check on that" and disappears for five, maybe ten minutes. For shoppers, it's a frustrating wait, and for dealers...Read More»

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