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Yes, Drivers Do Want Apple CarPlay, Android Auto...When They Know What It Is

Yes, Drivers Do Want Apple CarPlay, Android Auto...When They Know What It Is

Why wouldn’t new-car buyers want to take their familiar smartphone interface and apps into their vehicle? It’s an open question asked in the wake of results released this past week by J.D. Power, mentioning Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as among the 14 technology features that 20... read more

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The open-source version of Ford AppLink called SmartDeviceLink or SDL

Toyota Teams With Ford To Stop Apple, Google From Dominating Dashboards

Car companies aren't known for creating awesome infotainment systems. In fact, though today's vehicles are mechanically very good, quality scores have plummeted because of... read more June 3, 2015 by 

Apple CarPlay.

Waiting For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto? We Hope You Brought A Book

In 2013, Apple introduced something called "iOS in the Car", an infotainment system that could run on dashboards, mimicking the screens of our beloved iPhones. Early last... read more April 29, 2015 by 

From the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study

J.D. Power: Younger Drivers Will Pay Nearly Twice As Much For In-Car Tech Than Older Shoppers

J.D. Power has released its 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study, which surveys consumers to gauge their opinions on in-car technology. As interesting as the study is, though, we... read more April 23, 2015 by 

Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Of Course Apple Is Building An Autonomous Electric Car. The Question Is: Should It?

Over the weekend, news broke that Apple is seriously investigating the possibility of creating an all-electric, autonomous car. People the world over seemed shocked and awed... read more February 16, 2015 by 

2014 Cadillac ATS

GM Takes Cue From Amazon, Builds Its Own Infotainment System On Android

Here's what we know: 1. Consumers generally hate infotainment systems designed by automakers. (Sometimes, they hate them so much, they file lawsuits.) 2. All that hatred has... read more November 6, 2014 by 

HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

Your Car's Voice Recognition System Is Terrible, Isn't It?

Be honest: you hate your car's voice recognition software, right? We're not talking about Siri or Google or Cortana or some other system that works via your smartphone, we're... read more August 7, 2014 by 

Google Android Auto

Android Auto, Google's Answer To Apple's CarPlay

Back in January, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Google announced its plans for world dashboard domination. We didn't get much in the way of details, but were told that the... read more June 26, 2014 by 

Pioneer's aftermarket options for Apple's CarPlay

Hungry For Apple CarPlay But Don't Want To Buy A New Car? Pioneer Has Aftermarket Options

Apple fans have a reputation for doing crazy things to get their hands on the latest products from Cupertino. So far, this year's most anticipated offering is Apple's in-dash... read more April 16, 2014 by 

Screencap from demo of Windows in the Car

Hold The (Windows) Phone: Microsoft Wants To Take Over Your Dashboard, Too!

For years, automakers have attempted to refine our dashboards, making them as slick, simple, intuitive, and interactive as our smartphones. For the most part, they have... read more April 7, 2014 by 

Apple CarPlay.

CarPlay Comes To The iPhone In iOS Update (But When Will It Come To Volkswagen?)

CarPlay hasn't appeared in actual cars yet, but Apple has already begun laying the groundwork for its arrival via the latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1... read more March 11, 2014 by 

Apple CarPlay.

Apple's iOS In The Car Is Now CarPlay, Will Debut On Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo Cars This Week

Since last summer, we've been waiting for the debut of Apple's in-dash operating system, iOS in the Car. Images of the service in action finally leaked to the web in January... read more March 3, 2014 by 


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