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iPhone users more likely than Android users to text behind the wheel
iPhone users more likely than Android users to text behind the wheel

Results of a study conducted by an insurance comparison website revealed that iPhone users may be more likely than Android users to text and check their phones will driving. The Zebra surveyed 2,107 Americans and shared the results of its study with The Car Connection on Wednesday. The study found...Read More»

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Just 1 in 5 iPhone users enable Do Not Disturb mode

It turns out that Apple iPhone users aren't enabling the "Do Not Disturb" mode that silences calls and text messages when the smartphone thinks its owner may be driving. The IIHS published last week the results of a study of 800 respondents showing only 1 in 5 iPhone users had the function enabled...Read More»

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Apple iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' update aims to curb distracted driving

Distracted driving has been a problem since the first motorists slid behind steering wheels. Eating, smoking, talking to friends, and flipping through radio stations have caused countless accidents over the years and an untold number of deaths. But the situation has become worse with the rise of...Read More»

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9 popular Android car apps vulnerable to hackers, putting owners at risk

As we tumble headlong into the Era of the Connected Car, one thing engineers are struggling to address is the possibility that evildoers might hack our cars' burgeoning networks. Unfortunately, a new report suggests that automakers have left open a fairly large back door for the bad guys--a back...Read More»

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Why doesn't Apple end texting and driving?

We're in the midst of a distracted driving crisis, and mobile phones are largely to blame. Motorists young and old can't seem to resist the temptation to check text messages, email, and social media when they're behind the wheel. As the New York Times recently noted, mobile networks and phone...Read More»

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The Car Connection's On Apple News

iPhone users, are you using the Apple News app in iOS 9? If so, we have good news for you: The Car Connection is now on Apple News. That's right; we have a shiny new channel with all the important information you've come to expect, and rely on. Shopping for a car? The Car Connection channel on...Read More»

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Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

No one likes taking in a car for repairs. We have to carve out time to drive it in or have it towed, we have to arrange for transportation back home or to a car rental shop, and of course, we have to shell out our hard-earned cash -- cash that could be better spent on vacations or groceries or bolo...Read More»

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Does The iPhone Need A "Car Mode"? Would You Use It? (Video)

We spend a lot of time writing about the problem of distracted driving and various solutions offered by app-makers and automakers. With few exceptions, though, handset manufacturers like Apple and Samsung haven't been working overtime to address the public's concerns about texting and talking...Read More»

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Can You Check Your Car's Tire Pressure With An App? Should You?

The smartphone is an amazing invention. It lets us place video calls to friends around the globe. It can sniff out cancer and chemical weapons. It even entertains us while we're waiting in line to buy the latest, greatest smartphone. But smartphones also have a dark side. They preoccupy us when we...Read More»

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What's Coming From Apple, And What It Means For Motorists

Once upon a time, the world could keep a secret. It took us ages to learn that Lindsay Lohan is loony, that Liberace was gay, that the calls were coming from inside the house. Now, not so much. Case in point: this morning's Apple press event. A few years ago, the world would've been buzzing with...Read More»

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Finally: An App To Report Drivers Illegally Parked In Handicapped Spots

We are not what you'd call a bunch of goodie-goodies. We have prank-ordered pizzas for people we don't like. We have toilet-papered the yards of our friends and neighbors. We may have even consumed beer, then liquor, which as you can imagine, left us sicker. But few things make us quite as angry as...Read More»

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Audi A3 Comes With An Augmented-Reality Owner's Manual: Video

Do you know where your owner's manual is? Did you read it from cover to cover when you bought your car? Do you read it these days? Chances are, the answer to at least one of those questions is "no". Maybe that's because you're a whiz at cars, or maybe you feel like you know everything there is to...Read More»

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Apple Patents User Profiles That Follow You From Car To Car

Years ago, many of us reached a tipping point -- a point at which we spent so much time in front of electronic gizmos that we became frustrated with objects that weren't computerized. (Has anyone else instinctively hit an imaginary CRTL-Z after spilling a cup of coffee? Thought so.) Then, we hit...Read More»

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In 2014, iOS7 Brings Calls, Texts, Maps, & Music To Your Dashboard

Early last month, 9to5Mac suggested that Apple is developing a modified version of iOS (its mobile operating system) that can work on touchscreens in cars. Yesterday, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, we learned that the rumor is true. Well, probably. During his portion of the computing...Read More»

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Rumor: Next-Gen Apple Software Will Marry Your Car & Your iPhone

June is a big month for Apple fans. That's when the company typically makes major announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference (which sold out this year in two minutes flat). We're not entirely sure what to expect from WWDC 2013, but rumor has it that one of Tim Cook's onstage revelations...Read More»

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Kickstarter Project Of The Day: Drive With Dash

Once upon a time, apps were pretty simple. Most were little more than websites that had been optimized for pint-sized smartphone screens. (Remember GasBook?) Then came social networking integration. Apps like Waze leveraged the power of the crowd to track traffic, roadway construction, and other...Read More»

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Volkswagen Gets Serious About Smartphone Integration With The iBeetle

Many of us have experienced bugs in our iPhones, but the new iBeetle from Volkswagen aims to turn the tables by putting the iPhone in a Bug. At this month's Shanghai Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil the iBeetle, a special edition of the popular VW Beetle. The car's design will echo the...Read More»

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NHTSA's SaferCar App Offers Details About Safety, Recalls, And More

Government agencies can do many things well, but their websites often come up short. Consider the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's site, which even we have trouble navigating -- and we use it on a near-daily basis. We don't blame NHTSA for the website's awkwardness: the agency has a...Read More»

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Automatic App Is A Coach, Mechanic, And First-Responder All In One

They say there's an app for everything, but it's more accurate to say that there are many apps for nearly everything. By which we mean that there are plenty of apps on the market, but most are very specialized. They're better at solving specific problems rather than a range of related issues. When...Read More»

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