BMW's updated 2012 ConnectedDrive infotainment system

BMW's ConnectedDrive Updates, Explained: Video

BMW’s defines its ConnectedDrive as “the innovative connection between you, your BMW and the rest of the world.” That’s a more poetic way of saying that ConnectedDrive blends apps, navigation, smartphone integration, infotainment and telematics to create an improved driving... read more

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Apple's steering-wheel-mounted remote control design

Apple Patents An In-Car Remote Control

When it comes to hands-free infotainment solutions, automakers aren’t the only ones looking to make both the government and consumers happy. Now Apple has joined the... read more May 18, 2012 by 

Cadillac's CUE iPad app.

Cadillac Pulls Out The Stops To Launch CUE

The user interfaces of modern infotainment systems can be difficult for the average consumer to understand and embrace. Ford learned this lesson the hard way when it launched... read more May 9, 2012 by 

2014 Chevrolet Impala

Cadillac's CUE Likely To Migrate To Other GM Products

CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience, is GM’s high end infotainment system, scheduled to debut in the upcoming Cadillac XTS sedan. After learning from mistakes made... read more May 4, 2012 by 

Lexus Enform Emulator iPad app

Try Before You Buy With Lexus Infotainment Emulator App

They're in your home, in your phone and they've been in your car for several years now--we're talking about computers. High-tech on-board infotainment systems are certainly... read more April 12, 2012 by 

2013 Subaru BRZ

Open Up And Say Aha With Subaru

After showing off a prototype fitting in a 2013 Subaru BRZ at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas recently, Subaru has now confirmed it’s integrating... read more March 2, 2012 by 

2013 Audi A3 Interior previewed at CES 2012

New VW, Audi Modular Interface Tech Spreading Across Lineup

There are two big advantages to the sort of platform and technology sharing that goes on in the Volkswagen Group (VAG). One, is economies of scale. The more you share across... read more February 2, 2012 by 

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

Chevy's Sonic RS To Get MyLink Connectivity

Proving that connectivity is quickly becoming a requirement for all new cars, regardless of price range, Chevy has announced that the Sonic RS and higher-trim levels of the... read more January 11, 2012 by 

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

Ford Doubles Number Of SYNC Apps, Opens Silicon Valley Lab

In-car connectivity is seen as the next big marketing tool for automakers, and Ford wants to make sure its on the leading edge of in-car app development. The automaker has... read more January 6, 2012 by 

2011 BMW X3

BMW Teaches Its Cars To Yelp

If you own a newer BMW equipped with the on-board navigation system, and you subscribe to the Convenience Plan level of BMW Assist, here’s some good news for you: BMW... read more December 21, 2011 by 

OnStar 4G LTE System

In-Car Video Chat And 4G Streaming From OnStar

Detroit's North American International Auto Show is typically thought of as the kick-off of the year's major auto shows. As automakers continue to integrate technology more... read more December 20, 2011 by 

MyFord Touch

Ford Employees First To Get Benefits Of New MyFord Touch

MyFord Touch hasn't been the success story that Ford perhaps hoped it would. In fact, criticisms levelled at the system's poor voice command and counter-intuitive controls... read more December 13, 2011 by 

Mitsubishi EMIRAI biometrics concept

Mitsubishi EMIRAI Concept: Biometric Future For Our Cars?

We couldn't resist showing you just one more concept from the recent 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, as next year's Detroit and Geneva shows approach at ever greater pace. You'll be... read more December 12, 2011 by 

MINI Connected app extra features

MINI Connected Gets More Functional

The premise behind the MINI Connected infotainment system is fairly simple: it wants to make your car as functional and versatile as a smart phone, albeit with more... read more December 9, 2011 by 

MINI Connected app extra features

MINI Connected iPhone App: G-Force, Driving Data And More

This isn't the first time we've looked at the MINI Connected app, but then the joy of downloadable features is that they can be indefinitely updated. That's just what MINI... read more December 9, 2011 by 

BMW ConnectedDrive technology

BMW, Hyundai Partner With Tech Leaders On In-Car Networking

Outwardly there aren't too many similarities between German sports and luxury car maker BMW and the more budget-orientated Korean maker Hyundai. In fact, until Hyundai... read more November 21, 2011 by 


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