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From CES: Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai Will Put Google Android OS In Cars This Year

From CES: Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai Will Put Google Android OS In Cars This Year

The Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until next week, but car fans are already feasting on lots of great auto news thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show. One of CES' biggest announcements involves an intriguing partnership between Audi, General Motors, Honda, and Hyundai. Along with tech firms... read more

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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 SYNC

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


 
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  0


 
Apple's patent drawing for a steering-wheel mounted remote control

Apple Nabs A Patent For A Steering Wheel-Mounted Remote

How often has this happened to you: you're driving along, listening to some tunes, when suddenly your phone or mp3 player serves up something terrible -- a song that reminds... read more May 17, 2012 by  2


 

 
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