QNX Puts a Giant BlackBerry PlayBook Inside Mercedes CLA45 Concept

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-+*At the Consumer Electronics Show, QNX, which is owned by BlackBerry and is the underlying OS in many vehicle infotainment systems today, is showing off a newly appointed Mercedes CLA45 concept car that brings a massive BlackBerry PlayBook to the center dash. A large display that stretches from the edge of the steering wheel on […]

7 Exciting Car Tech Announcements From CES 2014

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-+*The 2014 International CES is well underway, and we are on the floor providing wall-to-wall coverage. In addition to news from Intel, Lenovo, and more, there is plenty of automotive news as well on the convention floor. The Ford Motor Company has long viewed themselves as a technology company, and now almost all the main […]

Audi Makes Car Infotainment Upgradeable Thanks to Tablets

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-+*One of the problems with in-car infotainment systems is that even if they become upgradeable via software, the hardware is still stuck with the same internal components as the day you bought the car. Given that most people keep their cars on average of about a decade, this is like owning a smartphone for ten […]

Audi A3 Speeds Through Wireless Autobahn With AT&T 4G LTE Connectivity

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-+*After General Motors announced a partnership that brought AT&T’s fast mobile broadband to the car last CES, this year Audi is following the lead of its American rival in partnering with the Rethink Possible carrier in bringing 4G LTE to the car. Audi is bringing 4G LTE connectivity to the new A3 sedan. “With the […]

With New AT&T Drive Studio Labs, Your Car May Become a Smartphone on Wheels

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-+*At the Consumer Electronics Show and at its own Developer Summit, wireless carrier AT&T is renewing its commitment to expanding wireless connectivity into the car. The Rethink Possible carrier had announced that it is opening a lab for connected car called AT&T Drive Studio in Atlanta, Georgia as a hub for bringing a better driving […]

Cassette Bluetooth Adapter Brings Old School to New School

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-+*Remember those cassette audio adapters that allowed you to plug in your MP3 player to your old-school cassette player in your car? ION Audio is taking things a step further and have introduced a cassette Bluetooth adapter, which turns any cassette player into a Bluetooth audio receiver. The device is rechargeable through a microUSB embedded […]

With Audi, Google Preps Android to Battle Apple’s Siri in the Car

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-+*Google has formed an alliance between chip-maker NVIDIA and automaker Audi to bring Android into the car. The vehicle is now becoming a hot new battleground where Google’s mobile Android operating system will face off with rival Apple’s iOS. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google and Audi will announce the new partnership to bring Android […]

BMW i8: As Cars Get Smarter, So Do Car Keys

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-+*As we’re entering the convergence between mobile phones and cars, your smartphone, as powerful as it may be, still may not be able to replace physical car keys. Such is the case with the BMW i8, which will be relying on a newly designed smarter key to power the automobile. Though we may look towards […]

Latest iOS 7.1 Beta Suggests iOS in the Car Coming Soon

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-+*Though Apple had initially unveiled its latest efforts for the car in the form of iOS 7 in the Car earlier this summer at WWDC, delayed developments efforts have so far prevented the release of the software. Now, it looks like with beta 2 of the iOS 7.1 operating system that is currently being seeded […]

2014 Ford Fiesta SE Delivers More Than Just the Basics

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-+*When some people look at a subcompact vehicle like the Ford Fiesta, they view it as rudimentary transportation. They see it as a vehicle that someone would buy because they could not afford something better. That is hardly the case with the current small cars available for sale in North America, and the Ford Fiesta […]

2014 Ford Escape Tech Simplifies the Everyday Experience

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-+*Technology is rapidly evolving in automobiles. Consumers demand more and more technology-driven features in all types of vehicles. Before, the advanced features were only available in luxury cars and trucks, but now features like Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free are available in the smallest of cars. We recently had an opportunity to sample the 2014 […]

2015 Mustang is “Most Technologically Advanced” Mustang Boasts Ford

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-+*Ford recently took the wraps off the 2015 Mustang, and made some very bold claims about its completely redesigned pony car. According to J. Mays, head of Mustang design, the 2015 Mustang is the “most technologically advanced” Mustang ever produced. We were there for the announcement, and we like what we see in terms of […]

Yelp Keeps Chrysler’s Uconnect in-Car Maps Up to Date (Video)

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-+*Searching for a point of interest in a car in dash system is about as useful as using an old-fashioned GPS unit with 3-year-old maps, but Chrysler has a solution for this problem. The Uconnect in dash system includes Uconnect Access which in addition to letting users remote start the vehicle with their phone from […]

Honda Debuts Siri Eyes Free, HERE Connected Maps in 2014 Civic

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-+*Auto-maker Honda is bringing a more connected experience to its 2014 Civic thanks to the introduction of new features, such as integration of Apple’s Siri Eyes Free as well as Nokia’s HERE connected maps. The technologies are appearing as Honday Display Audio and HondaLink inside the cars, and the automaker says that “together these technologies […]

Ford Edge Concept Is a Sleek Look at the Future of a Self-Driving Ford

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-+*Ford is showing off a new Ford Edge Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a beautiful looking interior and Range Rover inspired exterior with a lot of cool new tech inside. The Ford Edge Concept, which AutoGeeks shares more about, combines a new look for the popular Ford Edge with automated driving technology […]

Uconnect Declared Best In-vehicle Connectivity in Texas

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-+*The Texas Auto Writers Association is one of the premiere organizations when it comes to reviewing trucks, crossover utility vehicles, sport utility vehicles and vans. Every year, they invited their member journalists (which we are a member of) to Knibbe Ranch just outside of San Antonio, to put the latest vehicles through their paces. One […]

Nissan Unveils Nismo Smartwatch as a Driving Companion Device

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-+*Nissan has just announced their own smartwatch, and it’s called the Nismo (the name of Nissan’s performance division). The company says that the Nismo smartwatch is still in its conceptual stages, but it’ll be talking more about it throughout the week during the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. The watch will monitor the efficiency of a […]

Why Nokia, Not Microsoft, Should Use Its New $7 Billion to Acquire BlackBerry

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-+*On Monday, Microsoft had announced that it is acquiring Nokia’s device business along with Nokia’s talent and management in crafting smartphones, effectively transforming Microsoft further into a devices and services company for the cost of $7 billion. Shortly after the Microsoft announcement, rumors are circulating once again that the Redmond, Washington software giant turned device […]

Nokia’s Location Cloud Adds Intelligence to Connected Cars [Video]

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-+*Nokia has big plans with its locations business. Thanks to its Navteq acquisition, Nokia’s maps are now present in some 80 percent of in-dash vehicle systems as well as on Windows Phone. Now, through a re-brand to the HERE name, Nokia is making a big push into making cars more connected, more intelligent, and making […]