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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 a greater range, the bigger the profit margins. The second, is seeing the cool tech developed for high-end cars filter down... read more

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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 


 
BMW ConnectedDrive technology

BMW And Hyundai Partner On Next-Gen Vehicle Connectivity

Two major automakers competing in very different segments have partnered to help develop the next-generation of vehicle networking and connectivity technology. Those two... read more November 21, 2011 by 


 
2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Ford Mustang Track Apps LCD Screen Tests Your Driving Skills

The 2013 Ford Mustang looks to be taking a leaf from the Nissan GT-R's book in an effort to make its driving experience more interactive than ever. The GT-R has always been a... read more November 16, 2011 by 


 
The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota

Toyota And Intel To Jointly Develop Next-Gen Infotainment

As our technology becomes more intertwined with our daily lives cars were previously at risk of getting left behind. Information and media systems developed in-house were... read more November 11, 2011 by 


 
Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality

Are Built-In Navigation And Infotainment Systems Already Obsolete?

I just spent a weekend driving almost 1,000 miles to compete in an even that involved all of 7.5 minutes of competitive driving--but along the way I found my new phone was... read more November 2, 2011 by 


 
MINI Connected interface

BMW And MINI Use Customizable Apps For In-Car Infotainment

Yesterday, we saw Toyota's take on twinning smartphone and car to provide an enhanced in-car infotainment experience. By synchronizing your phone and car, you could use your... read more October 27, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Touch Life smartphone synchronizing

Toyota Touch Life: Sync Smartphones With In-Car Displays

Given how well the display and layout of functions found on modern smartphones works, it's surprising that automakers haven't turned to companies like Apple and Android in an... read more October 26, 2011 by 


 
GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS

Automobiles To Be Biggest Mobile Device Growth Area

Last June, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, David Strickland, put the auto industry on notice by saying, “A car is not a mobile... read more October 14, 2011 by 


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

2013 Cadillac XTS Interior Teased With CUE Touch-Screen Interface

Cadillac has revealed details for its upcoming CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment system, which includes an industry-first fully capacitative touch-screen. And in... read more October 12, 2011 by 


 
GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS: CUE Includes Best, Brightest Touch-Screen Yet

Cadillac’s just-announced CUE (Cadillac User Interface) system, which will make its debut in the upcoming 2013 Cadillac XTS, will mark a number of automotive technology... read more October 11, 2011 by 


 
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