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OnStar Rumors Are True: Upgrades Bring The Service Into The 21st Century
OnStar Rumors Are True: Upgrades Bring The Service Into The 21st Century

Last week, we reported not once, but twice about rumored upgrades to General Motors' popular OnStar service. Now, they're no longer rumors: the upgrades are coming, and they're coming soon. Well, probably. Most of today's news from GM centers around stuff we've already mentioned -- stuff which is...Read More»

Screencap from digital brochure for Honda CR-Z
Honda Launches Stunning Brochure For The CR-Z On iPhone, iPad: Is This How The Web Ends?

The truth is, half the digital advertising campaigns we see aren't very good. In fact, more than half. Most are terrible or senseless or both. But the new digital brochure for the Honda CR-Z is different: not only is it a thing of beauty, but it could signal the death of websites as we know them...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone
Mercedes-Benz's New Mbrace System Offers Primo Concierge And Roadside Services

Pretend you're on a road trip. You've taken the family shopping, maybe indulged the younger ones (or your spouse) with a few hours of miniature golf, and now, you're ready for some You Time. Sushi and a day spa sound great, but you're on unfamiliar turf: to whom should you turn for advice? If...Read More»

Audi's augmented reality 2010 calendar
Audi's Augmented Reality Calendar, Or, Why Didn't We Know About This Before?

When you were young, you might've had a children's book that came with special reading glasses -- paper frames and cellophane lenses, like the kind you get at 3D movies. Without those specs, the book's illustrations looked like meaningless blobs of color, but put on the shades, and the pages burst...Read More»

Apple iPhone
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»

Speck Toughskin for TomTom
Need A Mechanic Now? TomTom And Localeze Team Up To Offer More Options

One of the biggest guns in satnav has just inked a deal with one of the largest repositories of local listings to make your life behind the wheel a little bit easier. TomTom and Localeze announced the arrangement yesterday, and the combined service is expected to launch in 2011. By now, everyone...Read More»

Priceline
Priceline App Now Lets You Name Your Own Price For Rental Rides

Maybe you're on vacation, and you've suddenly decided to make a daytrip to the outlet mall. Or perhaps you've sent your car to the shop to have its fender un-bended and need a way to get around town the next few days. Whatever the situation, hiring a rental car on the fly can be a real pain in the...Read More»

USAA iPhone app
Need To Buy A Car At 2:00 AM? USAA Has An App For That.

The USAA iPhone app does a lot of nifty stuff. Apart from letting users manage their USAA accounts, pay bills, and deposit checks remotely, the app also provides many benefits for drivers, including roadside assistance and a handy checklist for folks who've been in accidents. And starting next...Read More»

Trapster screencap
Barely Legal: Trapster's New Features Make Vacations A Breeze & Help You Skirt The Fuzz

We've given a fair amount of coverage to the Trapster app -- and for good reason. At heart, it's a crowdsourced radar detector, which has enraged law enforcement officials and simultaneously made it a fave of drivers who chafe at the thought of going 20 in a school zone. But recent updates to...Read More»

Screencaps from the TripCast iPhone app from Jeep
Share Your Summer Adventures With Jeep's Free TripCast App For iPhone

A couple of weeks ago,we covered a great new app for the 2011 Grand Cherokee. Now Jeep has released a very different application called TripCast, which allows you to share photos, videos, audio, and notes from vacations, road trips, or afternoons at the park. TripCast has the potential to be...Read More»

The 'Open Spot' app for Android
Parking Problems? Google Offers An App (And Good Karma) For That

For commuters and urbanites, we have good news, bad news, and good news. First, the good news: Google Labs has just launched an Android app that may help you find a parking space. The app is called Open Spot, and it allows users to pinpoint the location of any parking space that they're about to...Read More»

Waze.com website
Video: Waze App For Mobile Phones Crowdsources Your Commute

How should you get to work today? Let us count the ways -- via the Waze app for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and (now in beta) Blackberry. Waze is one in an increasingly crowded field of traffic applications for mobile devices. The service gives drivers advice on which routes are congested...Read More»

DriveGain app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Who Needs EcoGuide When You've Got DriveGain On Your iPhone?

If you're serious about fuel efficiency, there are plenty of tools to help you wring more mileage out of the gas tank -- or the battery, if you swing that way. Some come standard, like the power display found on the Toyota Prius. Others are a little fancier, like the SmartGauge-EcoGuide combo on...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»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle information iPhone app
Video: New iPhone App Has Chrysler Feeling Social

Yesterday saw the launch of two auto-related iPhone apps -- one from Daimler, the other from Chrysler. And if you think you know which was more impressive, you might be in for a surprise. Daimler's app was designed specifically for owners of the new Smart EV, though anyone can download it if they...Read More»

Ford Syncs Google Maps Destinations For Free Through The Cloud
Cloud Commuting: Google Maps Will Be A Key Feature On Ford, GM, Audi Rides

We've talked a lot about Google Maps and how it can make drivers' lives easier. We're happy to report that several major automakers have fully embraced Google's free service and are working hard to integrate its unique features into their vehicles' existing telematics systems. Ford is a great...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»

SIRIUS XM on Android
Sirius XM: Now Available On Android Handsets

Owners of Blackberries, iPhones, and iPods have been enjoying Sirius XM through their handheld devices since last year, and now, the popular music/talk/news radio service is expanding its reach with a new app for Android. The app is free, and if you're already a Sirius XM subscriber, there's no...Read More»

Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Downside To High-Tech Cars: Hacking

The line between cars and computers has begun to blur, leaving tech geeks like us giddy. In-car internet, real-time eco-driving feedback, social media apps: they're all great things, and they point to a day when gearheads and propellerheads will be wearing the same hat. But there is, in fact, a...Read More»

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