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Study: Connected Cars Eagerly Anticipated, Slightly Feared

Study: Connected Cars Eagerly Anticipated, Slightly Feared

Connected cars, like autonomous cars, are coming. In fact, connected cars will likely arrive first, because the underlying vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is simpler, cheaper, and enhances the effectiveness of self-driving vehicles by allowing them to "talk" to other cars on the road. Given our... read more

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American flag

The Rebirth Of An Auto Industry: Is Detroit Poised To Lead In Next-Gen Transportation?

Earlier today, we discussed Ford and General Motors' impending withdrawal from Australia and the likelihood that Toyota will follow suit. All in all, the forecast looks... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink

Apps To Arrive In GM Vehicles By Late 2013

We've known for some time that apps are coming to cars. The writing's been on the wall since the debut of Apple's App Store in 2008, which is about the time that apps began... read more May 31, 2013 by  1


 
HondaLink interface with Aha integration  -  for 2013 Honda Accord

2013 Honda Accord, Crosstour Get Aha Smartphone-Based Infotainment

Honda has announced a new generation of infotainment systems that will make its debut first in the all-new 2013 Honda Accord and in the refreshed 2013 Honda Crosstour, both... read more July 18, 2012 by  2


 
CUE interface, in 2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS: Is CUE The Best Touch-Screen Interface Yet?

If you've owned a luxury car in recent years, you're familiar with the idea of a screen-based interface as a control hub for connectivity, navigation, and entertainment. But... read more May 29, 2012 by 


 
Ford SYNC

SYNC To Be Standard On All 2013 Ford Fusion, Flex Models

Drivers who just have to make or take that call and don’t currently use a hands-free system, and may be in the market for a new vehicle, could be persuaded to check out... read more February 9, 2012 by 


 
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... read more November 29, 2011 by  2


 
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 


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

2012 Mini Lineup Getting Mog Streaming For Songs On Demand

MINI vehicles will likely be the first on the market with audio systems capable of playing specific songs or albums on demand. The music-streaming service, called Mog, allows... read more March 8, 2011 by 


 
OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.

Is It A Bad Idea To Have Cars Connected To The Cloud?

With vehicles like the new Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the era of connected cars is upon us. That is definitely the sense we are getting from this years Consumer... read more January 7, 2011 by  1


 
Hyundai Blue Link rear-view mirror

Blue Link Suite Of Services To Debut In 2012 Hyundai Veloster And Sonata

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Hyundai unveiled a new Blue Link system that will rival GM's OnStar and "will offer more than 30 unique connectivity... read more January 5, 2011 by  1


 
Cadillac WiFi demonstrated in a CTS sedan

Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

In the 1967 film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire pulls young Benjamin Braddock aside and offers him one word of advice about the future: "Plastics". In the upcoming remake... read more November 30, 2010 by  3


 
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


 
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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