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Chrysler Drops Sirius Backseat TV
Chrysler Drops Sirius Backseat TV

Maybe it was inevitable; given the growing proliferation of iPads and in-car WiFi, but some consumers expecting availability of Sirius Backseat TV in 2012 Chrysler products will find that it’s no longer an option. In a statement, Chrysler said that beginning with 2012 model year vehicles, the...Read More»

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 access to about ten million songs, and it's inking deals to expand into cars (with factory audio compatibility) and into...Read More»

2008 Lexus SC 430 2-door Convertible Audio System
Cassettes Finally Retired From New Vehicles; How Long For CDs?

Still listen to tapes on a daily basis? If so, they'll probably be forced into retirement with your next vehicle. Just over the past five years or so, with the latest vehicle refreshes, tape players have quietly disappeared from new-car instrument panels. As of 2011, according to tech-analysis firm...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
2011 Honda Odyssey: Just Like At The Drive-In?

As the summer fades, so do your chances of making it out to some of our nation's great drive-in theaters. But crawl into the backseat of an increasing number of minivans and crossover vehicles—like the 2011 Honda Odyssey—and you can find a pretty awesome movie experience, anywhere you...Read More»

MyFord Touch
Satellite Radio Turning Profits—But Is It Living On Borrowed Time?

Satellite radio is just one of many entertainment options in our cars, but it's one that's proven surprisingly popular. And somehow, during a recession, and at a time when all sorts of alternatives are hitting the market, satellite radio is flourishing. For the third quarter in a row—and after...Read More»

Sirius Backseat TV - Chrysler
Survey: DVD, Nav Systems Are Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

What's the single most important, must-have accessory for keeping a family road trip stress-free? According to a CarMax survey of 500 families planning travel with children this summer, it's most commonly either a DVD player or a GPS navigation system. Curiously, those parents who were age 18 to 34...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's 'App My Ride' contest
Starting Today: Volkswagen Needs Your Input (To Beat the Ford Sync)

The mobile web is big business, but that technology has been a little late catching on in cars. Now, with the imminent release of new entertainment devices  from Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and others, automakers of all stripes are fast-tracking in-car internet systems. Volkswagen may be a bit behind the...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC70
Volvo Brings High-Tech To The Backseat With Wi-Fi And Touchscreens

The internet's slow, insidious takeover of Planet Earth inched forward at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, as Volvo unveiled a new, rear-seat entertainment system. The RSEi-500 debuted on the 2010 Volvo XC70, featuring touchscreens embedded in front-seat headrests, a built-in wi-fi router, and a 500gb...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Audi, Volkswagen Expand HD Radio Availability For 2010

Audi and Volkswagen both today announced the expanded availability of HD Radio in 2010 model-year vehicles. Volkswagen did not give specifics of which models will get the upgrade, though Audi said that it will offer HD Radio with its tuners on the 2011 Audi A8, A6, and Q7 models, and with the...Read More»

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