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Apple Nabs A Patent For A Steering Wheel-Mounted Remote
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 you of an ex or some Katy Perry pop thing that you bought in a moment of weakness and thought you'd deleted from your...Read More»

Screenshot from Mercedes-Benz 'Classic' app
Vintage Car Fans, Take Note: Mercedes-Benz Launches 'Classic' App

Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of apps over the past year or so -- most of them pretty mediocre (Mbrace being the notable exception). Given that iffy record, we were dubious about the company's new "Classic" app, but when we put it through its paces, we found enough to interest hardcore...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Promo: Get A New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For Just $5,995 (That's Not A Misprint)

Shopping clubs like Groupon and Living Social are all the rage these days, and newcomer Gilt.com is clearly hoping to capitalize on the group-discount shopping mentality. Less than two weeks before the Christmas holiday, Gilt has announced a partnership with Volkswagen to offer nine brand new 2011...Read More»

Mercedes and Pandora
Mercedes Benz Jumps Into The Streaming Age With Pandora and Bluetooth Streaming Audio

I have witnessed the migration of AM/FM radio to XM satellite radio, and XM satellite radio to iPods and iPhones. Now I sit and watch, as Pandora streaming radio moves in to change how we listen to music in the car, yet again. Mercedes has announced that passengers in some of their cars will be...Read More»

iPod Touch
AA: Apple iPod Turns Drivers Into Zombies

The Apple iPod and iPhone are the root of more than a dozen accidents every day in the UK, and one insurance company says its nation's drivers are losing their grip on good driving thanks to "iPod oblivion." AA Insurance says drivers fall into a "zombie-like state" when using their Apple and other...Read More»

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Chevrolet's Newest App Is Tailor-Made For Sales Staff

We've all been there: cruising the lots or wandering the showroom floor, asking about what's in stock and what promotions are running, when Sam or Sandra Salesperson says, "I'll have to check on that" and disappears for five, maybe ten minutes. For shoppers, it's a frustrating wait, and for dealers...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

Barrett-Jackson app for Apple
Barrett-Jackson Phones It In With A New Auction App

Given the popularity of eBay's auction app  (and the many spinoffs it has spawned), it was only a matter of time before car auction houses joined the fray. And now, one of the big daddies has stepped up to the plate: just in time for the Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car...Read More»

The Chevy Baseball App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Chevrolet Gets Into The Game With Baseball App For iPhone, iPad

Last summer, Chevrolet scored big with product placements in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Though the movie was fairly forgettable, folks remembered the cars featured in it, especially the Chevy Camaro. This year, Audi will probably walk away with the best film deal of the summer (seriously...Read More»

TheCarConnection app for iPhone and iPad
Gearheads, Get It To Go: TheCarConnection App Now Available For iPhone & iPad

Car junkies, news hounds, and eager-beaver shoppers: we've just made your lives a little easier. As of today, you can download the snazzy new app for High Gear Media's premiere news and research website, TheCarConnection.com. It's formatted for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and -- yes -- the iPad. Even...Read More»

2010 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Door Controls
Five Features Every New Car Should Have...Though Many Don't

As well as driving a lot of cars, we spend a lot of time reading here at TheCarConnection.com. And a recent drive report of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi by Detroit News columnist Scott Burgess sparked a lot of office chat. It wasn't his review--we liked it, he liked it--but his list of features he...Read More»

BMW M Power Meter app
Today In Apps: Where Do You Rank On BMW's M Power Meter?

Over the past year or so, we've downloaded and deleted many unmemorable apps -- particularly those from automakers -- but BMW's M Power Meter breaks our long losing streak. Just take it along in the car, and with a simple click of a button, the app tracks speed, acceleration, travel time, and more...Read More»

DrinkTracker iPhone app
Apps For Alkies: Track Your Tippling On New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a special night: a night for wary suburbanites to make their annual schlep to the city center, and for otherwise upright teetotalers to knock back the bubbly like barflies. Here at TCC, we fall somewhere in the middle -- right between "grandpa at the ice cream social" and "Gary...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Tech Watch: Kia To Launch Ford Sync Rival Next Week

Just months after Hyundai announced that it's planning a telematics system to rival GM's OnStar comes news that Hyundai's sister, Kia, is working on a Ford Sync-killer. Details about the system -- called UVO -- remain under wraps, but it's expected to debut at next week's Consumer Electronics Show...Read More»

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Today In Tech: Ford Launches HD Radio And iTunes Tagging

Digital radios are much like the standard sets that many people have in their cars today, except they offer access to free, crystal-clear, digital programming that's hidden from analog units. iBiquity's digital HD Radio sets have been around for a few years now, working to make up market share lost...Read More»

GasCubby iPhone app by AppCubby
Today In Apps: Honeywell's Sponsored Version Of 'GasCubby'

There are so many free apps available on iTunes that iPhone/iPod Touch users can be averse to paying for them. No doubt that's inhibited the growth of AppCubby's handy-dandy GasCubby application, which keeps track of mileage and car maintenance at a cost of $6.99. However, consumer products...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»

Belkin TuneBase
Recall Alert: Belkin TuneBase May Catch Fire

There are lots of ways to enjoy music from portable devices in your car. Many new vehicles come with built-in iPhone/iPod docks, but there are a range of other options,  including Belkin's popular TuneBase device. The TuneBase plugs into your car's cigarette lighter, keeping gadgets charged as you...Read More»

XM SkyDock
XM SkyDock Pairs iPods And iPhones With In-Car Service

Between cell phones, iPods, satnav systems, plug-in toasters, and the countless "conveniences" found in modern vehicles, driving has become a serious challenge. Thankfully, Sirius XM is looking to make things a little easier by combining its subscription radio service with a new iPod/iPhone...Read More»

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