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Despite Hacking Concerns, Computerization & Networking Of Cars Are Good Things: Discuss

Despite Hacking Concerns, Computerization & Networking Of Cars Are Good Things: Discuss

The auto world seems hyper-sensitive to hacking these days -- and rightly so. Good-guy hackers have exposed numerous vulnerabilities in today's telematics systems, which could be exploited to frustrate drivers, pilfer personal information about owners, or worse. But are these worries just growing... read more

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Ford SYNC preset text messaging responses

Ford Drops Microsoft, Will Build Next Infotainment Systems Using Blackberry. Wait, What?

If you love your Ford but hate Ford Sync, listen up: according to Detroit News, Ford may soon ditch the Microsoft platform that underlies Sync and migrate to a new, more... read more February 24, 2014 by 

Designer Matthaeus Krenn's proposed telematics interface

Designer Creates New Touchscreen That's More Terrifying Than Anything We've Seen

If you have a (relatively) new car, the center stack is probably flawed. You'd hoped for something sleek and intuitive, and instead, you wound up with Lieutenant Uhura's... read more February 20, 2014 by 

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

Monotype and MIT AgeLab study links fonts with reduced driver distraction risk

Garamond Vs. Arial: Fonts Can Increase Your Risk Of Crashing

Design fanatics spend a lot of time obsessing over fonts. They debate the readability of Times Roman, the 20th-century functionalism of Helvetica, the low-level IQ of Comic... read more September 27, 2012 by  5

Mercedes-Benz app store for European customers

Did Mercedes-Benz Just Debut The Future Of In-Car Apps?

As everyone with a smartphone or tablet knows, apps are big business. But searching online shops for the app you need can be frustrating -- and Mercedes-Benz isn't... read more June 29, 2012 by  1

Audi A3 e-tron prototype: first drive, June 2012

Audi A3 e-tron Prototype Driven, 2013 Cadillac ATS: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we drove the Audi A3 e-tron prototype and Mitsubishi teased the upcoming Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. Mercedes-Benz said it isn't going to build a... read more June 18, 2012 by  0

2012 Audi A8 L

Luxury Car Concierge Services: Who's The Best Jeeves?

Having it all when it comes to luxury car ownership increasingly includes comprehensive concierge services--little touches like car pickup and delivery, guaranteed loaner... read more June 6, 2012 by  0

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners

Chrysler Launches New Uconnect User Guide Website

Smartphone connectivity, navigation systems, Pandora and Stitcher and a multitude of other high-tech devices and applications may be all the rage, but they do require a... read more January 9, 2012 by  0

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners

Chrysler Launches Uconnect Website To Dodge Ford's Fate

Technology is a great thing -- except when it's not. While computers, smartphones, and satnav have generally made our lives easier, they have to be designed to be usable by... read more January 9, 2012 by  2

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News

Coda has set up shop in a...mall. [GreenCarReports] We drive the 2012 Chrysler 200 and find it to be stylish, but not glamorous. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro... read more September 9, 2011 by  0

OnStar FMV

Would You Buy OnStar From A Dealer Or Best Buy?

Earlier this year, General Motors announced plans to sell OnStar as an aftermarket system called OnStar FMV (or "For My Vehicle"). The company recently made good on its... read more August 12, 2011 by  5

State Farm's In-Drive telematics system

State Farm Launches OnStar Competitor: In-Drive [UPDATED]

It's no secret that car shoppers are smitten with technology, and nothing is hotter right now than the mix of navigation and concierge services known generally as... read more August 3, 2011 by  5


Ford Drops The Price Of SYNC To End Distracted Driving

A string of new studies have shown that when it comes to cars, shoppers love high-tech options -- particularly those involving navigation and infotainment features. That may... read more August 2, 2011 by  0

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle information iPhone app

Today's Car Thieves Can Use Cell Phones, Not Slim Jims

If you have a new car, equipped with the latest in cellular-network-based security, we’ve got bad news for you. A group of hackers has proven that they can find a... read more July 28, 2011 by  7


Win OnStar FMV System Via Facebook Contest

Earlier today, OnStar announced its OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV) system for launch on July 24th. If you can't wait that long, or just want it for free, OnStar is giving out... read more July 19, 2011 by  0


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