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  • Apple's steering-wheel-mounted remote control design

    About a month ago we found a patent by Apple for an in-car remote control system. At the time, we weren't completely sure what that patent was for, assuming it had to do with music. It still might, but today Apple announced that it is integrating its voice-command service called Siri with the hands-free button on some automakers' steering wheels. During the keynote at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, it was announced that a new hands-free solution called Eyes Free will be launched with auto manufactures over the next 12 months. The solution will integrate the hands-free hardware...

  • 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.

  • Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company
    Ford SYNC More Affordable, Hands-Free Tech Now From $295

    Very little in life comes for free, which makes us appreciate paying less for something all the more. A drop in price of $100 certainly makes Ford's SYNC hands-free, in-car connectivity system something to appreciate. The system is now only $295. Things haven't been easy for Ford with its GM OnStar...

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