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Hyundai Genesis owners can start their cars with Amazon Alexa
Hyundai Genesis owners can start their cars with Amazon Alexa

Now, there's something else that Alec Baldwin and Missy Elliot can do with Amazon Alexa: start a Hyundai Genesis. If you're not familiar with Alexa, it's a voice-operated digital assistant, like Apple's Siri, Microsoft Cortana, or Google Now. It runs on a growing family of Amazon devices like...Read More»

HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. Of all the problems that customers have with their new vehicles, Kolodge said that complaints about voice-recognition are more...Read More»

HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Your Car's Voice Recognition System Is Terrible, Isn't It?

Be honest: you hate your car's voice recognition software, right? We're not talking about Siri or Google or Cortana or some other system that works via your smartphone, we're talking about the one that an automaker installed in your car. The one that gets you more worked up than a heated...Read More»

David Hasselhoff and KITT from Knight Rider
KITT Is Coming: Dragon Drive! Lets You Dictate Texts On The Road

For decades, man has dreamed of speaking into thin air and having computers fulfill his every wish. Despite the potential downsides of living in such a world -- as seen in movies like 2001 or Terminator or I, Robot -- the fantasy lives on. As proof, we need look no further than the 1980s TV series...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Makes MyFordTouch Infotainment System Simpler, Faster: Video

Following a chorus of criticism of its MyFordTouch system, Ford has upgraded the software for the 2013 model year--and will make the upgrade available for all vehicles that have been sold with earlier versions. The company is continuing to make MyFordTouch available on its lineup of new vehicles...Read More»

Texting while driving
Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate technology, like Ford SYNC to monitor your vitals, they are coming under fire from the federal level to minimize gadgetry...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus Video: MyFord Touch And (A Few Of) Its 10,000 Words

The Ford Sync system is now installed in about 70 percent of U.S. Ford models, in a total of 2.5 million vehicles. With voice-command-based, hands-free access to cellphones and media players, via Bluetooth and USB, Sync arguably helps keep your eyes on the road by replacing button-pushing with...Read More»

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