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  • Ford Mustang Customizer app

    Thanks to modern technology like smartphones, you no longer have to visit your dealer to configure your ideal ride. That's because new smartphone apps like the Ford Mustang Customizer let you configure a car to your exact liking all from the comfort of your home, and then, should you be interested in buying the car, have everything ready to show your dealer. MUST SEE: Bugatti Veyron Successor To Do 0-60 MPH In 2.0 Seconds: Report And like the hot-selling Mustang, the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] popular Mustang Customizer app has just been renewed, allowing fans of the iconic pony car...

  • Mercedes-Benz DriveStyle App
    Google I/O Event Previews Mercedes' Integration Of Google Services

    The annual Google I/O developers conference is going on this week in San Francisco, California, featuring in-depth sessions that showcase the latest and greatest from Google in the way of products and technology. One of the things being highlighted this year is Mercedes-Benz's integration of...

  • Land Rover Trail Less Traveled iOS App
    Land Rover Range Rover Gets Frostian "Trail Less Traveled" iOS App

    The Land Rover Range Rover is new for 2013, but it's already sold out for the model year. Missed yours? Yeah, us too. So how can you experience the new Range Rover without having to wait in line? As it turns out, there's an app for that. While it's been building a new SUV, Land Rover's also built a...

  • Find My Car Smart app for iPhone 4S
    Find My Car Smart App Could Be The Errand-Runner's Best Friend

    Let's be honest: Bluetooth isn't the most beloved product on the market. As communications technologies go, it's a huge battery hog, it's notoriously buggy, any many folks would rather listen to radio static and miss calls than try to pair their phone with an in-dash system. However, a new version...

  • 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 pulled DriversEd.com's free "Driver's License" app from the company's App Store. In an instant, fake IDs became minimally more...

  • 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 river and through the woods or to the outlet mall. The Navigon MobileNavigator smartphone app recently made things simpler for...

  • Parking Meter

    Start-ups aren't just judged by the sums of cash they've collected; they're also judged by the names and reputations of those investors. In the case of Streetline, the company recently upped its profile by landing a major deal with IBM, which could result in big improvements on the parking front. The partnership began last November when Streetline won the IBM SmartCamp World Finals and the title of IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Since then, the company -- about which we've written before -- has been working with IBM's venture capital arm to find ways for the two organizations to work...

  • Car Accident Sidekick app from the American Lawyer Academy
    Car Accident Sidekick App Claims To Find Nearby Ambulance-Chasers

    Ads from ambulance-chasers make life worth living. Many are so outrageous, so ridiculous, so covered in schmaltz that viewers can't help but smile. But the times they are a-changin': a new app for accident victims could make such cheesy TV spots obsolete. The app is called "Car Accident Sidekick"...

  • Nokia Car Mode, using MirrorLink
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Nokia Merges Cars & Cell Phones

    Last spring, we told you about Terminal Mode, a new protocol being pushed by GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen, and other automakers, as well as handset manufacturer Nokia. Terminal Mode (now known as MirrorLink) promises to make smartphone integration in cars much easier, and during this...

  • 2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
    Ford SYNC Hacked To Incorporate Spotify: More Of That, Please

    Last week, a certain alarmist antivirus software manufacturer made headlines when it tried to raise concerns about the hacking of on-board computers in automobiles. In contrast, folks at the TechCrunch Hackathon calmly demonstrated some much more viable -- and interesting -- tweaks to the Ford SYNC...

  • 2011 Kia Optima Turbo
    Kia's Next-Gen Telematics Tech Now Under Development

    The last few years have seen a step-up in in-car telematics, with more connected systems than ever now available to drivers and their passengers. Kia is currently developing its next generation of telematics, to expand on the first-gen UVO system found in its current 2012 range of cars. The new...

  • SignalGuru
    SignalGuru Uses Crowdsourcing To Time Stop Lights & Save Gas

    Stopping is inefficient. When a vehicle comes to a complete stop, it wastes energy, frittering away gas while idling, and consuming even more to get moving again. This is in part why we're seeing stop-start technology become commonplace in today's greener vehicles. But what if drivers didn't have...

  • Chadwick Martin Bailey study on smartphone & tablet usage habits, May 2011

    The lightbulb killed the gas lamp. The DVD killed the VHS tape. And now, the world is preparing for the death of another invention past its prime: the standalone GPS device. We've been expecting this funeral for some time. Google Maps' debut on smartphones was a bad omen, and each new travel app has been another nail in the standalone's coffin. We've bade a long, lingering goodbye to hardware from manufacturers like Garmin and TomTom, and it's about time to call up the pallbearers. Why now? The death knell for GPS units has officially been sounded by marketing powerhouse Chadwick Martin...

  • HP Touchpad with WebOS
    We Were Right To Be Dubious: HP Effectively Shuts Down WebOS

    On Tuesday, we wrote about Hewlett-Packard and about how some at the company were hinting that HP's mobile operating system, webOS, would soon come to dashboards. We expressed a heavy dose of doubt about that -- and it turns out that we were right to raise an eyebrow. Today, HP indicated that it...

  • HP Touchpad with WebOS
    HP Wants To Bring WebOS To Your Dashboard (UPDATED)

    UPDATED: Click here. Remember webOS? We don't hear much about Hewlett-Packard's mobile operating system these days -- mostly because it's busy being overshadowed by Android, Apple, Blackberry, and even Windows (now that Microsoft inked a sweet deal with Nokia). But webOS is alive and quietly...

  • Parking lot
    Technology And Apps Help Take The Pain Out Of Parking

    Along with standing around at a gas station watching your last paycheck click away before your eyes, parking has to be one of motoring's less pleasurable pursuits. Just like filling your car though it's a necessary evil, so in the absence of doing away with it completely, anything that makes it...

  • 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 Hyundai Equus luxury car was launched it gained high praise from all quarters for offering huge levels of equipment at a price...

  • 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 wider audience than just your passengers. To this end, BMW's new mobile app, "The Ultimate Drive" lets you discover the best...

  • Nissan Carwings App for Android OS

    2011 Nissan Leaf owners are right on the cutting edge of car technology, but so far only Apple iPhone users have been able to enjoy the full experience of controlling the car's climate control and charging timer functions from a mobile device. No longer. Android smartphone users are now privy to the party with the new Nissan Leaf app for Android OS devices. Like the clever iPhone app the Android version is free to download and through a subtly redesigned interface users can control their Leaf's state of charge, view estimated range and pre-heat or cool the cabin using Nissan's Carwings...

  • Citroën DS4 giveaway
    Citroën Sponsors Nationwide Game Of Hide-And-Seek For The DS4

    U.K. readers: how'd you like a brand new car? Well as it turns out, Citroën is running a nationwide game of hide-and-seek, and if you play your cards right, you could drive off in a Citroën DS4. To participate, all you need is a computer, Android, or iPhone and a heaping helping of...

  • Volvo Safety Concept Car
    Volvo Safety Concept Car: 10 Years Of Car Safety Technology

    Believe it or not, the 2012 Volvo C30 hatchback is essentially a 10 year old design. Several years before the C30 hit the streets, Volvo revealed a striking concept called the Safety Concept Car (SCC) to the motoring press in 2001, previewing several new technologies that would eventually be seen...

  • Fiat Source iPad App
    2012 FIAT 500 Apple iPad App Is A Source Of All Knowledge

    The 2012 FIAT 500 is one of the most distinctive cars on the road. The car has been on sale in Europe for a few years now and they're already everywhere, and early impressions are good in America too. If you've seen a few on the road and want to know more, what better way than "FIAT Source"? It's a...

  • Backseat Driver app from ToyToyota
    Vacation Planner: Toyota Has A Road Trip App Just For Kids

    At a time when most major manufacturers are scaling back and focusing on core products, Toyota has added a brand -- and along with it, a new toy to keep kids occupied on road trips. The brand in question is ToyToyota, and its first product is an app called Backseat Driver. Backseat Driver is...

  • Google Maps with traffic data for Munich and Madrid
    Planning A European Road Trip? Google Maps Has Traffic Info

    For many of us, the thought of motoring through the backroads and byways of Europe sounds like a dream vacation, but such trips come with their share of challenges -- namely, unfamiliar roads, signs in foreign languages, and, like anywhere, rush hour traffic. (Hey, someone's gotta keep punching the...

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