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Google's plan for tomorrow's dashboards (smartphone not included)

Google's plan for tomorrow's dashboards (smartphone not included)

This week, Google held its annual I/O conference for developers. At least one of the company's announcements could have automakers shaking in their boots or jumping for joy, depending on their point of view. The announcement came by way of a beautifully tricked-out dashboard on a Maserati Ghibli... read more

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Apple's Siri Eyes-Free

Ford Vehicles From 2011-2016 Get Siri Eyes-Free In New Sync Update

In hard-boiled detective films, someone usually utters the line, "Ain't nothing free in this world, kid". But a new upgrade to Ford Sync could prove that tough talk wrong... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
The Matrix

Despite Hacking Concerns, Computerization & Networking Of Cars Are Good Things: Discuss

The auto world seems hyper-sensitive to hacking these days -- and rightly so. Good-guy hackers have exposed numerous vulnerabilities in today's telematics systems, which... read more September 8, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

J.D. Power: Drivers Ignore High-Tech Car Features, Don't Want Apple CarPlay Or Android Auto

This week, J.D. Power released its 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report, which reveals that motorists often don't use or appreciate the high-tech... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Apple Vice President Eddy Cue announces iOS7 vehicle integration at WWDC 2013

Toyota Chooses Not To Offer Apple's CarPlay Or Google's Android Auto: Dumbest Move Ever?

Yesterday, we told you about Audi, BMW, and Daimler, who have banded together to keep Google from dominating the mapping industry and, thus, the autonomous car industry. Now... read more August 4, 2015 by


 
Google Android Auto

Automakers Concerned About Google Data-Mining Us In The Car

Unless you live a very isolated, disconnected existence, you’re probably leaving quite the trail for Google. Are you ready to leave more of a trail about how you stay... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
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


 
2016 Scion iM

Youth-Oriented Scion Cars Keeping Aftermarket Approach To Infotainment

Get into any models from the current 2015 Scion lineup—or the upcoming 2016 Scion iM, as was recently shown at the New York Auto Show—and you’ll find a very... read more April 10, 2015 by


 
Volvo 'roam delivery'

Volvo Project Aims To Make 'Roam Delivery' Easier Than Home Delivery

Do you have issues with home package delivery? What if you could simply get deliveries tucked neatly into your car? The automaker Volvo is working on that. It cites 2013... read more March 26, 2015 by


 
Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey

Today's Infotainment Systems Are Terrible (Especially On American Cars)

For several years, studies have shown that, on the whole, today's cars are built pretty well. And yet, quality ratings keep dropping. How is that possible? The answer... read more October 28, 2014 by


 
Volvo Sensus infotainment system  -  in 2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90: Tablet-Like Sensus Is The Future Of Infotainment

Is it any surprise that we're all very visual when it comes to staying in touch in our vehicles? What most drivers are accustomed to seeing, almost constantly, are tiled... read more October 12, 2014 by


 
HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. Of... read more August 28, 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


 
Intel

Intel Inside (Your Autonomous Car)

In 2007, Steve Jobs changed the world by introducing the iPhone. At the time, people thought, "This is fantastic! Apple has taken my phone, my iPod, and my Filofax, and... read more June 3, 2014 by


 

 
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