Siri Steering Wheel Control Comes to Chevy Spark & Sonic

Chevy Siri Eyes Free Spark

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 […]

Nokia Patent Uses Steering Wheel to Control Car Audio


As Apple is announcing Siri Eyes-Free for cars, rival Nokia is also turning to the automotive space with a patent of its own to offer users an easier way to control their vehicle’s features, such as media play back. Instead of relying on voice control through a dedicated button on a car’s steering wheel, Nokia’s […]

Car Makers Think Apple Overly Optimistic With Siri Eyes Free


Prior to the start of Apple’s WWDC developer conference, we’ve been hearing rumors that Steve Jobs had plans on revolutionizing the television and auto industries, something that Apple has so far not had huge presence in. At WWDC, Apple unveiled clues to what Jobs may have been thinking with a new mapping app that offered […]

Dodge Dart to Debut With Wireless Charging for Your Mobile


Chrysler is hoping to be first out of the gate with a consumer solution for in-vehicle wireless charging. The feature, which will cost $200 plus the cost of installation, will be available as an option on select year 2013 Dodge Dart automobiles. The aim of the optional add-on is to make it easier for users […]

Car Mod Integrates New iPad in Center Dash Console


While new cars come with fancy touchscreen systems, GPS navigation, and stereos that support various sources of input as well as streaming music, the holy grail for those who modify their cars is to do anything and everything by integrating a computer–or carputer. When Apple had debuted the original iPad some three years ago, the […]

Ford Evos: Cloud-Connected Concept Car Coming to America

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The Ford Evos is making its North American debut at CES 2012 next year. Ford’s concept car is a technology showcase that goes far beyond giving driving directions or pairing with your mobile phone. The Evos integrates driving performance with cloud computing and social networking. Ford already offers autos loaded with Sync  and is in […]

Road Inc. for the iPad is a Car Lovers Dream App


If you love cars, the Road Inc. iPad app may be the best $10 you spend on the iPad app store. I spent the past few days drooling over beautiful images of the Ford Mustang GT390, the Bugatti Veron 16.4, Ferrari 250 GTO and many more cars in the recently announced iPad app. Road Inc. […]

MyFord Touch Upgraded with 2X Performance, Free for Current Owners

MyFord Touch Update

Ford has updated the MyFord Touch infotainment system for 2013, with a number of performance improvements, and a cleaner interface. Best of all, this update is entirely based on software, so that means all MyFord Touch owners can enjoy the new system in the near future. The MyFord Touch system is an in-dash touch screen […]

Ringtones May Be the Next Big Car Option

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If you loathe hearing Lady Gaga ringtones at the movie theater you may want to enjoy your morning commute while you can. While telling us about all the thought that goes into how you car’s horn sounds Ford told us that customized “ringtone” style horns may be here sooner than you think. That’s right, your […]

Viper Brings SmartStart Technology to Home Alarms

Viper SmartStart Home Control Screen Viper SmartStart goes beyond cars; Offers home protection, too

Viper, which makes an app and the required hardware to remotely start, lock, and arm your car with your smartphone, has teamed up with to let smartphone users also manage their home security system remotely. The app, which is downloadable right now, is in version 2.2. To switch between controlling your car or your […]

CoulVue Headrest Mount for iPad Looks Cool

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We’ve seen a handful of iPad car mounts for rear seat passengers, but the CoolVue looks like the smartest one yet. It clamps onto a car seat’s headrest and is flexible enough to extend and rotate every which way. It can extend sideways, towards the middle of the rear seat, so that everyone riding in […]