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 […]

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 […]

Nokia Pairs NFC App to Wireless Car Charging Dock

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Nokia had introduced a wireless car charging dock before, and now the company is making the dock a bit smarter thanks to built-in NFC functionality. With the wireless charging dock, users can simply attach their compatible Lumia smartphones into the car dock and not need to plug in a micro USB cable to charge. The […]

$69 iPhone Gadget Turns Any Car Into iCar

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Automatic is a $69 iPhone gadget that connects to almost any car to save gas, warns you about mechanical problems, documents trips, provides emergency assistance and much more. Users plug the Automatic Link into the diagnostic port found on cars made in 1996 and later and connects to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 with Bluetooth 4.0 […]

Apple Making Bigger iCar Push With Automotive Job Postings

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New automotive-centric job posting may indicate that Apple is making a bigger push into the telematics space and potentially deliver a vision of its iCar. Before his passing, Apple co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs had dreamed of re-inventing the automotive space and challenging Detroit, and it looks like Jobs’ larger iCar vision is being […]

This Self-Driving iCar Was Not Designed By Apple

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Researchers have built a self-driving car where the driver is none other than Apple’s iPad tablet. Unfortunately, though, this iCar concept is not built, designed, or made by Apple, but is part of a research program on self-driving autonomous vehicles at Oxford University in England. But unlike other self-driving cars, like those developed by Google, the […]

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 […]

5 Best Car Buying Apps for the iPhone

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With five car buying apps for the iPhone, car shoppers can save on a new car, get a great deal on a used car, find a fair trade in value and get a great loan. Car shopping is time-consuming and daunting for many users, but with the right knowledge it can be a fun experience. The following […]

ROXIMITY App Helps Ford Sync Drivers Find Local Deals

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Ford just announced that another app has been approved for user with its Sync AppLink platform. ROXIMITY is the latest app to join the Ford Sync in-car infotainment system and the app looks to deliver local deals to users based on driver’s location and the time of day. Similar to how deals sites Groupon and […]

Nokia Patent Uses Steering Wheel to Control Car Audio

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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

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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

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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 […]

Clarion Mirage Brings Android to Your Dash

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While there are nice mounts for tablets should you wish to use your slates for GPS navigation or as a portable music and Internet radio for your car trips, Clarion is hoping to create a more integrated solution with its Mirage in-dash solution. At this time, the Mirage is targeted as a native in-dash solution […]

Car Mod Integrates New iPad in Center Dash Console

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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 […]