Interface

Clutter or clarity: How soon will automakers banish buttons?
Clutter or clarity: How soon will automakers banish buttons?

You certainly wouldn't be an outlier to think that a vehicle dash that's cluttered with individual buttons looks so dated. It’s been nine years since Apple introduced the first iPhone, which replaced the typical cellphone’s suite of buttons and replaced it with a capacitive touch screen...Read More»

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 buttons on the dash has really decreased. That's because, for better or worse, many features—especially audio, but...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Makes MyFordTouch Infotainment System Simpler, Faster: Video

Following a chorus of criticism of its MyFordTouch system, Ford has upgraded the software for the 2013 model year--and will make the upgrade available for all vehicles that have been sold with earlier versions. The company is continuing to make MyFordTouch available on its lineup of new vehicles...Read More»

MyFord Touch
Ford Taps Into iPhone Halo With MyFord, MyLincoln Touch

The first time you get into a vehicle with Ford's just-announced MyFord and MyLincoln Touch system (the 2011 Ford Edge and 2012 Ford Focus will be first) it's likely you'll think, "Oh, it's like the iPhone." That will likely be followed by just a few seconds of fiddling as you figure out how to...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Microsoft-Powered 'Your Voice' To Debut On 2011 Kia Sorento

Kia is no longer taking second stage with respect to in-car technology. This week it's showing a new voice-control system for communication and audio that sounds every bit as full-featured as industry-leading systems such as Ford's Sync. At the time of its launch a few years ago, Ford was the only...Read More»

FUSE interface in 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Debuts Sync Rival, Called Fuse, In 2010 Outlander

It's about time that another automaker took on Ford's Sync hands-free communication and entertainment interface. One of the best rival systems—at least in affordable vehicles—comes from an unlikely source: Mitsubishi. The new 2010 Outlander is the first vehicle to get the handy interface. In a...Read More»

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