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Delphi Lets Nearly Anyone Control Their Car Via Smartphone

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

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Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack

What Next-Gen Technology Do You Want In Your Next Car? #YouTellUs

It's no secret that in-car technology is taking over the driving experience. While the poster child for new car technology is currently Ford's MyFord Touch, it will soon be... read more June 22, 2011 by 


 
Texting while driving

States Toughen Hands-Free Laws, Close Enforcement Loopholes

Don't take talking and texting rules too lightly. As data continues to stream in about the dangers of hand-held cellphone distraction, state legislators—and highway... read more June 17, 2011 by  2


 
Cell Phone Safety

Yet Another Reason To Go Hands-Free In The Car: The Big C?

You've probably heard that using a handheld cellphone while driving increases your chances of being in (or causing) an accident—by some calculations four-fold. And you... read more May 31, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

Researchers: Hackers Could Break Into Vehicles From A Distance

If you drive a new or nearly new car, you could be packing just as much computing power in your vehicle as you have on your desk or in your briefcase. Plus, vehicles are more... read more March 15, 2011 by 


 
Mercedes and Pandora

Mercedes Benz Jumps Into The Streaming Age With Pandora and Bluetooth Streaming Audio

I have witnessed the migration of AM/FM radio to XM satellite radio, and XM satellite radio to iPods and iPhones. Now I sit and watch, as Pandora streaming radio moves in to... read more October 18, 2010 by 


 
bmw voice command 2009 011

Why Don't In-Car Voice Controls Work Better?

If you have one of the newer smartphones, like an iPhone or anything running Android, chances are you have an app (or several) that takes advantage of voice-recognition... read more September 28, 2010 by 


 
2011 Kia Optima EX

2011 Kia Optima: UVO Allows Hands-Free Calling, Audio Features

In the 2011 Kia Optima, Bluetooth connectivity and USB device connectivity come standard—even on the base LX model. But if you step up to Kia's new UVO (short for... read more September 27, 2010 by 


 
Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth adapter

Could Connectivity And Smartphones Open Your Car Up To Hackers?

Is it time for firewalls and malware protection for your car? Almost, but not quite yet, say experts, in a top-notch report from CNET. Earlier this year we reported on... read more August 31, 2010 by  3


 
Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth adapter

Need To Talk Hands-Free? Here’s One Budget Bluetooth Solution

It’s a bit of a Catch-22: You’re not allowed to talk on a hand-held cellphone in at least nine states—and likely more by the time you part with your current... read more July 14, 2010 by 


 
Ford Syncs Google Maps Destinations For Free Through The Cloud

Cloud Commuting: Google Maps Will Be A Key Feature On Ford, GM, Audi Rides

We've talked a lot about Google Maps and how it can make drivers' lives easier. We're happy to report that several major automakers have fully embraced Google's free service... read more June 9, 2010 by  2


 
Ford SYNC AppLink system

Ford Sync Gets Voice-Activated Horoscopes, Stock Quotes

Stuck at a standstill in traffic and wondering if you have options? Or wondering if tomorrow's the right time for a blind date? Through the new voice-activated Traffic... read more May 27, 2010 by  2


 
Apple iPhone

Better In-Car Integration Coming To The iPhone With OS 4.0?

It's been a glaring omission with the iPhone from the start: Users of the much-loved Apple device have no way of tapping into its full potential while in the car and behind... read more April 13, 2010 by  2


 
Ford Sync - in Navigator

Ford Recognizes Two Million Installations Of Sync

Just ten months after Ford had reached one million installations of its Sync connectivity interface, it’s already at the two-million mark, which puts it way ahead of any... read more March 24, 2010 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Bluetooth Blues: Why Won't Your Phone And Car Play Nice?

If you upgrade to one of today's most popular high-end smartphones—like the iPhone or a Blackberry—from a standard flip-phone, you might be surprised to find that you can... read more February 8, 2010 by 


 
Kia UVO - 2011 Kia Sorento

Kia UVO: In-Car Twitter, Facebook…And 180-MPH TV Viewing

If the first full week of 2010 is any indication, this is looking to be the year when the competition really heats up over in-car connectivity features. With Ford's recent... read more January 8, 2010 by  3


 
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