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Apple Patents Tactile Infotainment: Should Automakers Give Up?

The center of your dashboard doesn't have anything to do with lap times or lateral g loads, but it is one of the most important parts of a new car--sports, luxury, or otherwise. Why? Because that's how you interact with most new vehicles. Now Apple wants to get in on the game. Directly. Last year... read more

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Hyundai Blue Link infotainment system

Hyundai Partners With Apple And Google For Next-Gen Car Tech

Hyundai is heading to the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show next week to showcase the next generation of its Blue Link telematics and infotainment system. The new system is... read more January 6, 2013 by


 
Chevrolet MyLink in the 2014 Impala

Chevy Announces Next-Gen MyLink Infotainment System: Video

Coinciding with the launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala next spring, Chevy will introduce its next-generation MyLink infotainment system, which the automaker says has been... read more November 27, 2012 by


 
Apple Maps app - image courtesy of Apple

Apple Maps Rewrites The Book On In-Car Navigation, We Think

With the launch of a single app (and a new mobile device operation system), Apple has apparently managed to make portable and in-car navigation systems all but obsolete... read more June 13, 2012 by


 
Apple's steering-wheel-mounted remote control design

Siri Is My Co-Pilot: Apple's Eyes Free Redefines Hands Free

About a month ago we found a patent by Apple for an in-car remote control system. At the time, we weren't completely sure what that patent was for, assuming it had to do with... read more June 11, 2012 by


 
DriversEd.com's Driver's License app for iPhone, iPad, iPod

After Two Years, Apple Pulls Fake Driver's License App

If you heard the sound of a thousand distant screams yesterday, it wasn't an ebbing in The Force, it was the anguished moans of college freshmen, learning that Apple had... read more December 13, 2011 by


 
Prototype screen of the Tesla Open Vehicle Monitoring System. Image: Tesla Motors Club

Tesla Roadster Fans Design Their Own iPhone Monitoring App

Given the importance of Tesla's Roadster for changing the way the general public thinks about electric cars, it's a little strange that owners have been left in the dark as... read more December 5, 2011 by


 
Siri becomes voice-activated ignition key

"Siri... Start My Car": iPhone 4S Becomes Car Key

Technology you can talk to has been around in films for years, but the Siri voice-activated software assistant really has turned the iPhone 4S into a little robot personal... read more November 28, 2011 by


 
Navigon 2.0 update for iOS

Navigon Now Lets Users Download Maps One State At A Time

Millions of Americans are planning road trips this holiday week, and many of them will use navigation software to get them where they need to go -- whether that's over the... read more November 22, 2011 by


 
Volkswagen Scirocco Challenge app for iPhone

Top 5 Apple iPhone Apps For The Volkswagen Fan

You know the drill here people: It's a Monday, everyone's least favorite day of the week. Actually, we don't mind Mondays that much as it's a perfect excuse for us to find... read more November 21, 2011 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

The iMove: If Apple Designed Cars... (Video)

We've speculated before that if technology giant Apple were to build a car, then licencing Gordon Murray's aptly-named iStream process would be a good place to start, with no... read more November 7, 2011 by


 
2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Toyota FT-86 Sports Car Gets Its Own iPhone App

The Toyota FT-86 sports coupe is something of an enigma and it hasn't even been launched yet. Known variously as a spiritual successor to the AE86 "Haichi-Roku" Corolla of... read more October 21, 2011 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the Apple iPhone 4S commercial

iPhone 4S Hitches Its Wagon To The 2012 Nissan Leaf

As everyone knows by now, Apple did not launch the iPhone 5 at yesterday's press event. This was bad news for Apple (shares slid after the meet-up), bad news for iOS... read more October 5, 2011 by


 
2012 Nissan Versa Apple iAd

2012 Nissan Versa iAd Will Spin You Right Round, Baby

Nissan was one of the first companies on the Apple iAd bandwagon when Steve Jobs announced his revolution in advertising over a year ago. In fact, an iAd for the 2011 Nissan... read more September 23, 2011 by


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

2012 Hyundai Equus Loses iPad Manual, Goes Back To Paper

We're so used to seeing carmakers taking leaps forward in in-car technology and mobile innovations that it comes as a shock when progress takes a step back. When the 2011... read more August 11, 2011 by


 
BMW "The Ultimate Drive" app

BMW: The Ultimate Driving... App "Social, Mobile Experience"

Some carmakers would have you believe that it's no longer enough to simply drive around in their product, that driving is now a connected experience and one to share with a... read more August 11, 2011 by


 
 

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