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Will Ford's Live SYNC Assistants Match OnStar? #YouTellUs

Will Ford's Live SYNC Assistants Match OnStar? #YouTellUs

Ford's SYNC system has a lot of features, but the one thing it is missing is a real live person. That may be changing, as Ford has announced it is beta-testing live operator assistance for its SYNC services. Ford says no extra hardware or software is necessary. By using the Operator Assist voice... read more

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Teen driving

NHTSA Puts Industry On Notice: A Car Is Not A Mobile Device

Continuing a campaign initiated by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) addressed the... read more June 9, 2011 by  1


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In

'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... read more May 24, 2011 by  2


 
OnStar for Retail

Didn't Buy Onstar After Six Free Months? GM Wants You Back

If you're like almost half of GM new-car buyers, you didn't choose to pay the monthly fee to continue Onstar services once the first six months, which are free, elapsed... read more March 16, 2011 by  6


 
Hyundai Blue Link rear-view mirror

Blue Link Suite Of Services To Debut In 2012 Hyundai Veloster And Sonata

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Hyundai unveiled a new Blue Link system that will rival GM's OnStar and "will offer more than 30 unique connectivity... read more January 5, 2011 by  1


 
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  0


 
General Motors' OnStar

GM Wants To Give OnStar Subscribers A Break -- On Insurance

General Motors' OnStar service has been popular with consumers, but it's facing stiff competition from other providers that offer many of the same services -- often, for... read more October 29, 2010 by  0


 
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  0


 
Ford Sync with SIRIUS Travel

Floodgates Officially Open: Ford Releases SDK For Sync Apps

Whether you're a techie, a social media junkie, a car fan, or all of the above, you should know: the future is officially here. It arrived in the form of a software... read more October 11, 2010 by  0


 
Splash page for Bump.com

Like That Driver In The Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him With Bump.com

So there you are, puttering along, minding your own business, when some hottie rolls up beside you, gives a long, lingering glance, then zips down the road. Finding that gal... read more September 17, 2010 by  0


 
OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.

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... read more September 15, 2010 by  0


 
Facebook and OnStar logos

Typing Is For Chumps: OnStar Lets You Speak Your Facebook Updates, Listen To Mail

It seems like just yesterday we were discussing GM's plans for OnStar, and now, we're getting more information about the popular telematics system's new offerings -- namely... read more September 9, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from GM's holiday OnStar promotion

Rumor: GM Will Offer Some OnStar Services For Free To Take On Ford Sync

OnStar is the 800-pound gorilla of telematics systems: it came out early, and it came out swinging. OnStar is now available on 40+ vehicles across GM's wide-ranging lineup... read more September 8, 2010 by  1


 
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... read more September 3, 2010 by  1


 
CoPilot Live USA

Frugal Shopper: Want To Save Thousands? Skip The Nav System

If you're trying to pinch pennies with your next vehicle purchase and not sure about the extra cost of a factory-option in-car nav system, don't get it. Especially if you... read more July 6, 2010 by  10


 
Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality

Audi And Google Take Top Tech Honors (It's More Exciting Than It Sounds)

We love a good telematics system, and Audi's MMI is a really good one -- so good, in fact, that it took home the award for "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product" at... read more June 17, 2010 by  0


 

 
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