• Apple Maps road hazard reporting

    Apple Maps is integrating Waze-like hazard reporting with the iOS 14.5 update.

  • Porsche 911 assembly line
    Now you can watch your Porsche 911 being built...remotely

    The My Porsche app and online service is adding functionality to let buyers track their cars through the build and delivery process.

  • Porsche Track Precision App
    Porsche Track Precision App expands its virtual driving coach functionality

    The newest Porsche Track Precision App can now be displayed on a Porsche's infotainment screen as part of new functionality.

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    Porsche launches lifestyle app with access to human personal assistant

    Porsche wants to make the lives of 911 drivers even easier with the launch of its Porsche 360+ lifestyle assistant app for iOS. The brand announced the app's launch on Monday, which has the ability to handle numerous tasks and grants users access to a live human assistant. According to the company...

  • Waze Connected Citizens Program
    Waze now offering traffic data to US cities

    Waze has helped many a motorist in recent years, but the app's data can now be used to help U.S. cities. The company announced on Tuesday that it is now leveraging its crowd-sourced traffic data to offer free alerts to all U.S. cities via its "Connected Citizens" program. Waze, which is owned by...

  • Hum Rider Jeep will get you past a traffic jeep
    The Hum Rider Jeep has the upper hand over traffic

    If you're Verizon, how do you promote your new Hum platform? This is a system that uses an OBD dongle to transform your older model car by adding accessible diagnostic information, geo fencing, road-side assistance, and location and speed tracking via your smartphone. Apparently, the way to market...

  • Motor Authority On Apple News

    We know you need your Motor Authority fix at all times, which is why you likely already have our iOS or Android application. For those of you with iPhones running iOS 9 that are now using Apple News, we have great news: Motor Authority's now on Apple News. The Motor Authority channel in the new Apple News app features all the categories you've come to expect. From news and first drives to auto shows and spy shots, it's all there. It's simple. Just open the Apple News app on your iOS device and search for Motor Authority. Tap the little blue circle with the plus symbol on the top right side of...

  • BMW EnLighten app integration
    BMW Offers EnLighten App Connectivity To Predict Traffic Signals

    BMW claims to be the first carmaker to offer the EnLighten traffic-signal app.

  • Porsche Track Precision app
    Porsche Track Precision App Turns Your Phone Into A Data Logger

    Porsche's new app lets drivers log lap times and performance data.

  • Christian von Koenigsegg and the Koenigsegg One:1
    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud Connectivity And Custom App

    These days developing the world’s premier supercar takes a lot more than simply ensuring you have the quickest acceleration or highest top speed or most outrageous styling. Today, supercar brands need high-tech interfaces and connectivity options just as much as they need horsepower, and one...

  • Motor Authority iOS App
    Motor Authority iOS App 3.0: Get The Newest Features Now

    The Motor Authority iOS app is already the best way to get your car photos, videos, news, and first drives on your mobile device. Today, it got even better: Version 3.0 is here. So what's new? Basically everything. We've rebuilt the app design and improved the interface to get you to your favorite...

  • Chevrolet cars now with 4G LTE capability
    Chevy Announces 4G LTE Capable Models And Launches New AppShop At CES

    At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas this week, Chevrolet announced the first of its models that will be offering as an option the high-speed connectivity that only 4G LTE can provide. Those initial models include 2015 model year Corvette, Impala, Malibu and Volt that...

  • Volkswagen's MARTA augmented reality service app for iPad

    The Volkswagen XL1 isn't all that exciting on its own, though its application of technology is impressive (and a sporty version is in the works). Achieving 261 mpg from aerodynamics, weight savings, and an efficient diesel engine, the XL1 is a new breed of car. Accordingly, it's getting a new breed of repair service: an augmented reality iPad app. The app, developed by Metaio, is called MARTA (which stands for Mobile Augmented Reality Technical Assistance), and offers Volkswagen technicians a futuristic way to see the maintenance and repair a customer's car needs through an iPad tablet. The...

  • Apple's iOS in the Car App
    Apple iOS In The Car: Siri, iMessage, And Maps Set For iOS 7

    It was a mere year ago that Apple introduced its Eyes Free hands-free system. At the time we were told over the next 12 months automakers would begin to integrate this new system into new vehicle's infotainment systems. We're still waiting on that to unfold, but today Apple has another angle for...

  • 2013 BMW ConnectedDrive updates
    BMW Announces ConnectedDrive Updates For U.S. Market: Video

    Just yesterday we brought you details about upgrades BMW plans to add to its ConnectedDrive infotainment system over the coming years, the highlight of which was a built-in SIM card that will turn the automaker’s cars into smartphones on wheels. Today, BMW has revealed which of those upgrades...

  • 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe First Drive--Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
    BMW M Power App Turns Your iPhone Into A Track Tool

    If you have a fast car you're probably going to want to drive it quickly. You might also want to know just how well you're doing on your local track with regards to speeds and lap times. You could spend a whole lot of dough on a multitude of data logging devices, or you could find an app that has...

  • 2013 BMW ConnectedDrive updates
    Future BMWs To Come With SIM Cards, Access To New ConnectedDrive App Store

    BMW is further enhancing its ConnectedDrive infotainment system with the latest slew of updates focused on improving the level of online-based in-car services. The German automaker plans to do this by fitting many of its vehicles with their own built-in SIM cards starting from this year. This will...

  • Honda congestion minimization technology
    Honda Verifies Effectiveness Of New Congestion Minimization Technology

    About a year ago we first told you about a new technology Honda was developing aimed at reducing congestion, by first detecting the potential for a traffic jam and then determining the best course of action for drivers in order to prevent one from occurring. It is based on the principle that...

  • Ford's SYNC AppLink

    Whether they’re in print or digital form, few of us have the time these days to actually read newspapers or magazines. Instead, we get our information (in the form of easily-digested sound bites, generally) online, in-between sips of coffee on our way out the door. Ford thinks it has a better solution to keep you informed on subjects of interest. Thanks to an app called Kaliki, now available for Ford’s SYNC AppLink, drivers can have magazines and newspapers read to them by voice-over professionals behind the wheel. Kaliki’s parent, BT Software, has partnered with magazine...

  • Motor Authority iPad / iPhone app
    Motor Authority's iPhone And iPad App: Video Demo

    We know how much you love reading Motor Authority while at your computer, but we've made it even easier to keep up with all the latest automotive news while on the go with our iPad and iPhone application. Our app deliveres the most up-to-the-minute luxury and performance news, exclusive first drive...

  • Volvo is the latest automaker working towards a connected, networked future
    Volvo Works With Ericsson On Global Automotive Connectivity

    Volvo is looking to join the ranks of cloud-connected automakers, and it knows it has some catching up to do. To quickly close the gap on automakers like Audi, Ford, Nissan, BMW, Toyota and Honda, Volvo will partner will cellular giant Ericsson in developing cloud-connected cars. Volvo will debut...

  • Motor Authority iPad / iPhone app
    Motor Authority's iPhone And iPad App: New Features

    It's been two weeks since we launched the new Motor Authority iPhone and iPad app, but we've already put in some time and updated it with new features. We've made it even easier for you to get the latest news and updates by adding pull down to refresh. Simply pull down from the top of the screen...

  • Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car
    Nissan Builds Its Own Leaf-Based Autonomous Car

    While Google and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) may be the two names most closely associated with autonomous vehicles, they’re hardly the only organizations working on self-driving cars. Ceatec Japan is an annual conference highlighting the latest advances in...

  • Police car with headlights on
    Traveling For Labor Day? Check The National Speed Trap Exchange First

    For those who spend a disproportionate amount of time driving cars, speed traps are an ever-present danger to driver’s licenses and insurance rates. No matter how much you invest in technology to warn you of speed enforcement, it seems that law enforcement is always one step ahead of you...

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