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Hold The (Windows) Phone: Microsoft Wants To Take Over Your Dashboard, Too!
Hold The (Windows) Phone: Microsoft Wants To Take Over Your Dashboard, Too!

For years, automakers have attempted to refine our dashboards, making them as slick, simple, intuitive, and interactive as our smartphones. For the most part, they have failed. Miserably. Thankfully, smartphone manufacturers -- or rather, the companies that build the operating systems powering...Read More»

Inrix Park may soon make life for urban-dwellers easier
Traffic Service INRIX Can Help You Find A Parking Spot, Too

The way drivers travel from Point A to Point B has changed a lot in the past decade. That's largely thanks to satellite navigation systems, found our cars' dashboards and on our smartphones. But despite many, many details those gadgets provide about construction, accidents, checkpoints, and other...Read More»

Parkmobile
Parkmobile & Allstate Join Forces To Simplify Car Ownership

If you spend time navigating city traffic, you may have already experienced the Parkmobile app, which lets you pay for parking via your smartphone. This week, the company announced a new partnership with Allstate, offering roadside assistance -- and soon, the ability to pay for it -- right from...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Honda, Acura Windows Don't Open Automatically When Vehicle Is Submerged

Tuesday morning, residents across the Northeast began assessing the damage from Hurricane Sandy. One of those folks -- Reggie Thomas -- stepped outside to discover that the windows on his 2011 Honda were down, and Sandy had left roughly 12 inches of rainwater inside the vehicle. In speaking to the...Read More»

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe
2011-2012 Infiniti G37, 2011 Nissan 370Z Recalled For Power Window Flaw

Nissan has announced a recall for the 2011 and 2012 Infiniti G37 coupe and the 2011 Nissan 370Z. The problem? Faulty power windows. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the power window switch controllers on some G37s and 370Zs may not meet the proper...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»

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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»

Turn-by-turn navigation for the Bing iPhone app
One Bing To Guide Them: Microsoft Brings Turn-By-Turn To (Some) Handhelds

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that Google's turn-by-turn navigation service -- currently available on Android headsets only -- is heading to the iPhone. That spells bad news for Garmin, TomTom, and other third-party GPS manufacturers, and unfortunately, there's more where that came from...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
If You Cheat On Your Spouse, Make Sure To Hide Your Car First

Most people agree that cheating on your spouse is wrong. But it happens. Now a new survey explores what can happen when the spouse finds out, and the results should give pause to anyone with wandering eyes: If you cheat, you put your car in grave danger. A poll done in the United Kingdom by the...Read More»

2010 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Door Controls
Five Features Every New Car Should Have...Though Many Don't

As well as driving a lot of cars, we spend a lot of time reading here at TheCarConnection.com. And a recent drive report of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi by Detroit News columnist Scott Burgess sparked a lot of office chat. It wasn't his review--we liked it, he liked it--but his list of features he...Read More»

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