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Designer Creates New Touchscreen That's More Terrifying Than Anything We've Seen

Designer Creates New Touchscreen That's More Terrifying Than Anything We've Seen

If you have a (relatively) new car, the center stack is probably flawed. You'd hoped for something sleek and intuitive, and instead, you wound up with Lieutenant Uhura's computer from Star Trek: lots of bells and whistles that don't seem to do much of anything. This is a major problem, and solving... read more

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2014 Honda Civic

2014 Honda Civic Gets The Hint, Makes Smartphones Central To The Driving Experience (Video)

There's a three-way battle underway, with each party vying for control of your dashboard. The first contenders are companies like Garmin and TomTom -- device-makers that... read more December 4, 2013 by 

iPhone 5

Apple Patents User Profiles That Follow You From Car To Car

Years ago, many of us reached a tipping point -- a point at which we spent so much time in front of electronic gizmos that we became frustrated with objects that weren't... read more August 2, 2013 by  2

Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

Should Automakers Get Out Of The Infotainment Business?

When Apple's App Store debuted in 2008, automakers saw change a-comin'. Since then, they've been scrambling to find ways to integrate apps into dashboards, and many are... read more July 18, 2013 by  3

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company

Despite Complaints, Ford Sync & MyFord Touch Remain Popular

Two years ago, J.D. Power published a brutal assessment of Ford Motor Company: in just one year, the company's rank on Power's Initial Quality Survey plummeted from #5 to... read more June 17, 2013 by  5

Audi MMI controller  -  in 2013 Audi Allroad

30 Days Of Allroad: What We Do (And Don't) Like About Audi MMI

If you're cross-shopping new cars—luxury cars, especially—one thing you might find surprising is that while cars have more features than ever, the number of... read more June 12, 2013 by  1

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Screen Test: Five Frustrating Infotainment In-Car Interfaces

Driving sure isn't what it used to be. And while that might apply just as well to how that new car accelerates, steers, or rides, here we're talking about what's... read more April 20, 2013 by  3


Ford Launches Contest For Apps That Boost Fuel Economy

Ford marketing honcho Jim Farley recently gave the keynote address at the 2013 New York Auto Show. While speaking about changes in the auto industry caused by shifts in... read more April 10, 2013 by  0

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

Siri, Amazon Cloud Player, Slacker Come To Dashboards

If you're a fan of cars and technology, this is a very big week. Three important services have arrived on infotainment systems, which could make your daily commute more... read more February 14, 2013 by  0

Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0 phones

Why Isn't Satnav As Simple As Google Maps? Drivers Prefer Phones For Getting Around

If your job requires you to spend time slouched in front of a computer, chances are good that you use several software programs to accomplish your daily duties. And... read more January 14, 2013 by  0

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company

Ford To Update MyFord Touch Infotainment System & Extend Warranties

Good news for current and future Ford owners: according to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker will release an update to its much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system... read more November 29, 2012 by  1

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company

2014 Ford Fiesta Gets The MyFord Touch Infotainment System

In the old days, buying a base model generally meant compromising on the features you really wanted, since automakers really offered the “good stuff” in gateway... read more November 26, 2012 by  0

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test

2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Infotainment Issues

We've mentioned before that the Hyundai Veloster offers a lot of technology for not a lot of money. While we've been impressed with it, and the infotainment system overall... read more November 7, 2012 by  2

Pandora audio streaming  -  in 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming

Over the time we've had our High Gear Media long-term Hyundai Veloster test car, we've enjoyed a whole suite of entertainment services that aren't typically wrapped into a... read more November 6, 2012 by  0

BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?

The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar is already one of the lowest-priced models for sale in the U.S. market; and late this year it's going to delight a lot of no-frills... read more October 15, 2012 by  0

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


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