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Ford Drops Microsoft, Will Build Next Infotainment Systems Using Blackberry. Wait, What?

Ford Drops Microsoft, Will Build Next Infotainment Systems Using Blackberry. Wait, What?

If you love your Ford but hate Ford Sync, listen up: according to Detroit News, Ford may soon ditch the Microsoft platform that underlies Sync and migrate to a new, more stable system. SYNC: THEN AND NOW When Microsoft first partnered with Ford to build infotainment systems for cars, Bill Gates was... read more

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Cellcontrol

Cellcontrol: A Smarter Solution For Distracted Drivers

We've seen a lot of tools meant to curb distracted driving, but they've all had their share of flaws. A new system called Cellcontrol looks better than most -- in part... read more January 26, 2012 by  5


 
Field sobriety test

Four Senators Push Takedown Of Apps That Show DUI Checkpoints, One Provider Complies

Four U.S. Senators have come out swinging against smartphone apps that reveal DUI checkpoints, allowing potentially intoxicated motorists to find alternate ways to the next... read more March 24, 2011 by  5


 
Waze updated to include road hazard voice alerts

Wary Of Winter Weather? Waze Adds Voice Alerts For Driving Hazards

We've spilled a good bit of ink on Waze, the smartphone app that makes commuting more comfortable (and occasionally, entertaining). Using elements like crowdsourced mapping... read more February 9, 2011 by  0


 
Detroit's Cobo Hall

Just Launched: Snazzy Mobile Site For 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is just around the corner, and this time around, event organizers have made it even easier for attendees to keep up on the action. Gone are the... read more December 16, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly Is A Top Five App, But Could Sharia Law Kill It?

One of the web's biggest tech and social media blogs has just announced its five finalists for Best Mobile App of the Year, and we're happy to report that one of the five is... read more December 6, 2010 by  0


 
Waze.com website

Waze Whizzes To 2,000,000 Users: Is This The Future Of Social?

Regular readers of SocialCarNews are probably familiar with Waze -- a free app that, among other things, works like a crowdsourced satnav, offering traffic info via updates... read more December 2, 2010 by  0


 
PhoneGuard app

Video: PhoneGuard App Is Expensive, Intrusive, And Possibly, A Very Hot Commodity

A couple of weeks ago, SocialCarNews told you about a new app called SafeCell. Using the accelerometer features available on most smartphones, SafeCell automatically disables... read more November 18, 2010 by  2


 
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... read more October 20, 2010 by  0


 
Lexus Enform iPhone App

Lexus Launches Enform iPhone App -- Blackberry And Android Not Left In The Cold

Lexus was no where near the first to the telematics game. But just as with its cars, it is in the pursuit of perfection for its Enform telematics service. Today Lexus... read more October 8, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more September 16, 2010 by  2


 
Leah Watkins-Hall

Getting Social With Jaguar Land Rover's Leah Watkins-Hall

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off a new feature called "Getting Social", where big guns in the auto industry share their thoughts about what's next in marketing... read more August 3, 2010 by  0


 
Trapster screencap

Barely Legal: Trapster's New Features Make Vacations A Breeze & Help You Skirt The Fuzz

We've given a fair amount of coverage to the Trapster app -- and for good reason. At heart, it's a crowdsourced radar detector, which has enraged law enforcement officials... read more July 14, 2010 by  0


 
Waze.com website

Video: Waze App For Mobile Phones Crowdsources Your Commute

How should you get to work today? Let us count the ways -- via the Waze app for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and (now in beta) Blackberry. Waze is one in an increasingly... read more July 9, 2010 by  0


 
Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0 phones

Yes, You Can Still Sue To Make Money Off Your Sheer Stupidity

Ah, America: land of the free, home of the brave, and one of the few places you can sue someone over the results of an act that might be viewed anywhere else as sheer, utter... read more June 2, 2010 by  2


 
SIRIUS XM on Android

Sirius XM: Now Available On Android Handsets

Owners of Blackberries, iPhones, and iPods have been enjoying Sirius XM through their handheld devices since last year, and now, the popular music/talk/news radio service is... read more June 2, 2010 by  9


 
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