How to Add Bluetooth to Your Factory Car Stereo

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You can usually plug your phone into your car’s stereo with an audio cable, but why do that when you can go wireless? Here’s how you can add Bluetooth capabilities to your factory car stereo. Most newer cars come equipped with Bluetooth already, but if you have an older vehicle that doesn’t have such a […]

Android Auto Connects Android L and Your Car in 2014

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When the Android L Release arrives later this year, you will be able to buy a car that is compatible with Android Auto top connect your car or truck to your Android smartphone like never before. Android Auto will work with 28 car brands and the first Android Auto cars will arrive in dealerships later this year. Although […]

iOS in the Car Functionality Demoed on Video

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Earlier this month, we were treated with a handful of screenshots of iOS in the Car, which is an initiative between Apple and car manufacturers to bring seamless iOS integration to infotainment systems in a variety of new vehicles. This time around, though, we’ve been treated with a video demo. The video demonstration clearly shows […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gorilla Glass Helps BMW i8 Deliver a Quiet Ride

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Corning had earlier announced that its chemically strengthened smartphone glass will soon find its way into the automotive sector and now we’re learning that the BMW i8 may become the first car to use Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass will help automakers like BMW reduce their car’s weight, which could lead to a savings in fuel […]

Garmin’s HUD Accessory Helps Drivers Keep Eyes On the Road With GPS Navigation

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Garmin is introducing an after-market heads-up display, or HUD, accessory that could project your next turn-by-turn direction onto your windshield. The aim of the accessory is so that users who use GPS navigation systems, particularly those manufactured or with software from Garmin or its Navigon subsidiary, could be more focused on driving and less distracted […]

iOS 7′s Siri in the Car May Drive Hard Buying Choice for Tech Drivers

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While consumers may welcome the familiarity of having their favorite smartphone operating system in their new vehicle, particularly with Apple’s iOS 7 Siri in the Car announcement recently at WWDC, the answer isn’t so simple. Though General Motors hasn’t outlined its plans for iOS 7 in the car, the auto-manufacturer was on Apple’s short list […]

Why You Should Just Avoid Siri in the Car: It’s Not Safe

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While smartphone companies and car-makers are converging to promote new connectivity and inter-connectivity options inside your dash in an effort to espouse safer, hands-free use of technology while driving, you may want to wait before you jump in and get any of those options. According to the latest report by the American Automobile Association, also known […]

Being Locked Out of Your Car Will Be a Thing of the Past for GM Customers

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Detroit auto-maker General Motors will be making remote unlock and remote start a standard feature on its fleet of cars for the 2014 model year. Through a smartphone-controlled OnStar RemoteLink Mobile app, GM car buyers can now tap into the vehicle’s OnStar system to remotely unlock and start their cars without the need for a […]

Honda Commits to 2013 Release of Siri Eyes-Free on Accord, Acura

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Japanese auto-maker Honda has committed to bringing Apple’s Siri Eyes-Free feature to its 2013 lineup of Acura as well as luxury brand Acura RDX and ILX models. Siri Eyes-Free will be arriving on these select Accord and Acura models later this year, according to the auto-maker, as an optional dealer-installed add-on. Unfortunately, other models in […]

AT&T Looks Beyond Phones & Tablets to a Connected Lifestyle

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At the AT&T keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, CEO Ralph de la Vega talked about the Rethink Possible network’s vision for a connected digital life that spans the phone, the home, and the car. Utilizing technologies like 4G LTE, wireless connectivity, biometrics security, NFC, and existing services such as Uverse TV, AT&T will not […]

Hyundai Plans NFC-Based Keyless Start for Cars in 2015

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While most of the market surrounding near field communications, or NFC, and smartphones is currently centered around the mobile payment markets with solutions providers Google Wallet and ISIS, another potential use of NFC that is currently being explored is with keyless start. Essentially, similar to how many keyless start solutions work today, users wouldn’t need […]

Siri Steering Wheel Control Comes to Chevy Spark & Sonic

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The Chevy Spark and Sonic are the first vehicles to integrate Siri with the car, allowing drivers to activate Siri from the steering wheel for hands free control of the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 on iOS 6. Apple announced the enhanced support for in-car infotainment systems at WWDC 2012, and the Chevy MyLink system in the […]

Ford SYNC Turns 5: The History of Ford SYNC

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The Ford SYNC, in car connectivity and infotainment system is five years old, and as Ford announces the 5 millionth vehicle with SYNC we take a look back at the history of SYNC. SYNC is a joint partnership with Microsoft that played a major role in driving the innovation for in-car connectivity and infotainment and help […]