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'Toyota Friend' Links Driver, Car, Dealer and Factory

'Toyota Friend' Links Driver, Car, Dealer and Factory

Toyota has developed a new telematics system called “Toyota Friend”, which looks to bring interactive social media into your Toyota automobile. Developed jointly between Toyota and Salesforce.com, the system allows communication between the driver, the car, the dealership and the... read more

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2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer

Ford Truck App Offers Towing Tips For F-Series Owners

The first towing app for pickups is coming soon from Ford, but it's not the kind of app you're probably thinking of: it uses a built-in four-by-two inch screen to display... read more March 10, 2011 by 


 
Toyota 'Ideas for Good' ad about head injuries and football helmets

Video: NFL Censored Toyota Ad Because It Hit Too Close To Home

If you follow football, you know that there's been a lot of talk lately about the damage done to player's brains. According to an article in the New York Times, at least 20... read more February 24, 2011 by  2


 
Ford SYNC

Ford SYNC Hits The 3 Million Mark

Ford SYNC hit an important milestone this week: the popular telematics and infotainment system has now been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. Though impressive, that... read more January 4, 2011 by 


 
Progressive Snapshot device

Progressive's 'Snapshot' Program Tracks Your Driving To Lower Your Rate (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below* Are you a safe driver? Are you sure about that -- sure enough to let your insurance company monitor your driving habits? What if the company offered you... read more December 15, 2010 by  21


 
TheCarConnection mobile view

Now Live: TheCarConnection Mobile

You're part of the now generation, what with your WiFi and your Bluetooth and your social media and all. You think what you really need is a Verizon-based, large-form-factor... read more December 3, 2010 by 


 
rearview camera

Feds Wants Rearview Cameras Standard by 2014

Rearview cameras could become standard equipment by 2014, if a new proposal by the Department of Transportation makes its way into law. The DOT is expected to require that... read more December 3, 2010 by  6


 
Cadillac WiFi demonstrated in a CTS sedan

Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

In the 1967 film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire pulls young Benjamin Braddock aside and offers him one word of advice about the future: "Plastics". In the upcoming remake... read more November 30, 2010 by  3


 
GPS satellite

Warrantless Police GPS Tracking Turns Illegal Again, For Now

Six months ago, we wrote about the legal confusion about whether police officers could track a person's movements by placing a GPS transponder on that person's car without a... read more November 23, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Toyota 'Ideas for Good' video

Video: Win A Toyota And Improve The World With Your Own 'Ideas For Good'

Earlier this year, Ford Motor Company launched a new website that encouraged everyday folks to submit their ideas for improving Ford vehicles. In May, Volkswagen unveiled a... read more November 9, 2010 by 


 
OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.

GM, OnStar Handing Out Free Smartphone Apps

Ever forget where you parked the car? Or wished you could pre-heat your vehicle in below zero weather? Smartphone apps solve those problems, and more. Owners of 2011... read more November 1, 2010 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550

Mercedes To Make Its Xenon Headlights Even Brighter

Xenon headlights are the brightest thing on the road at night, and Mercedes-Benz is making them even brighter. Starting in December 2010, production of E-Class and S-Class... read more October 29, 2010 by 


 
Screencap of 'Places' search on Google

Google Puts Geolocation Front And Center For Searchers

Pundits have said it for years, but the chorus has grown louder in recent months: geolocation is the biggest trend since social networking. If you own a smartphone you... read more October 28, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

It has been just about a year since Ford announced that the company would make available an inflatable rear seat belt that would incorporate airbag technology in a seat-belt... read more October 27, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Mavizon website

Mavizon Taps The Power Of Your Smartphone To Make A Smart Car

Several months ago, we talked about the Chevy Volt app, which allows Volt owners to unlock their vehicle, check battery levels, and more, all from their smartphones. Then, GM... read more October 26, 2010 by 


 
Homer Simpson on TomTom

TomTom Posts Major Profit Loss: Is The End Near?

Earlier today, TomTom posted a major drop in profit for the third quarter of 2010. How major? About 37%. That may not be the deathknell for the Dutch telematics company, but... read more October 20, 2010 by 


 
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