• Faurecia's SmartFit Bluetooth-linked seats

    When it comes to seating position, some drivers are more fanatical than others about precise adjustments. While the average driver pays little attention to seat back angle or position once a semi-comfortable setting is found, some of us spend days dialing in the optimum amount of rake and the perfect distance from the gas, brake and clutch. Those of us who take driving seriously generally take seating position seriously, too, but here’s some good news: if automotive seat supplier Faurecia has its way, achieving the perfect position with its SmartFit seats may just be a matter of...

  • 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...

  • Mobile cellphone signal booster  -  Wilson Electronics
    Cellphone Signal Boosters: Built Into Your Next New Car?

    Instead of waiting for the cellphone companies to rise to the occasion and install more towers and transmitters, a smart alternative that automakers are clearly considering is the use of cellphone signal boosters.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
    2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Spotify Invites For Info Requests

    As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from their Ford Fiestas and Honda Fits. One way of doing this is giving free invitations to the Spotify digital music service to...

  • Chevrolet MyLink preview event, New York City, February 2011
    Chevrolet Launches MyLink Infotainment System on Volt, Equinox

    Tonight, Chevrolet unveiled its new Chevy MyLink in-car infotainment package, which lets drivers control integrated online services like Pandora internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio using either touch-screen menu options or voice commands to control smart phones via Bluetooth connectivity. While...

  • SmartFit App, Bluetooth seat interface  -  Faurecia
    Future Tech: Smartphone App Custom-Tailors Your Seat Settings

    If you're blaming your vehicle's seats for your achy back or painful neck, consider this: You might not not be properly adjusting your seats, and you could be in a seating position that's simply wrong for your body type. High end seats, which bring fine-tuned support for backs and thighs, can bring...

  • 2011 BMW 5-Series (Euro spec)

    Up until now, Ford's Sync system was about the only game in town that would interface with your phone and actually read messages from them.

  • 2011 Ford Fiesta
    2011 Ford Fiesta Rocks Out With Voice Control For Pandora

    How would you like to choose between personalized Pandora stations, or select from the programming in your Stitcher custom channels, while keeping both hands on the wheel?

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