in-car electronics

Volkswagen and Microsoft in-car technology

Volkswagen And Microsoft Working On New In-Car Movie Technology

While in the past we’ve seen Microsoft work closely with Fiat in the auto industry to develop the Blue&Me electronic interface, the software giant is now partnering with Volkswagen to help develop the next-generation of in-car entertainment technology, and possibly do-away with in-car DVD... read more

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Kinect control of an R/C car

Video: Kinect Used To Steer R/C Car: What Else Could It Do?

Not long ago we took a look at a remote control car steered not via a traditional controller, but using a touch-screen smartphone. It's already been upstaged, this time using... read more April 4, 2011 by

2010 Ford F-150

Video: Didn't Take Long, iPad 2 Installed In 2010 Ford F-150

Apple's iPad 2 has only been around for a week or two but already audio installers SoundMan Car Audio has completed their first installation of the tablet PC in a vehicle... read more March 15, 2011 by

Garmin Nuvi 660

Personal Sat-Nav Devices No Longer A Hot In-Car Gadget?

Not so long ago, companies such as Garmin and TomTom were enjoying strong sales in the PND, or 'Personal Navigation Device' market. Offering inexpensive personal satellite... read more February 24, 2011 by

2011 Nissan Leaf

Consumers Want Simpler Gadgets; How About Simpler Cars?

They say that the simple things in life can bring the most pleasure. Though not everything simple automatically brings happiness to your life, there's certainly a joy to be... read more February 22, 2011 by

2006 Chrysler 300C, Beijing Auto Show

In-Car Entertainment Is A Real Pane With Window Subwoofer

Audio firm Magna International Inc has come up with a novel way of improving your car's sound system: using the rear window as an enormous subwoofer. The concept is fairly... read more February 18, 2011 by

Slacker Personal Radio

Slacker To Partner Car Firms, Offer In-Car Personal Radio?

On-demand entertainment is all the rage these days. You can fill your personal MP3 player with playlists and video clips or use your smartphone to watch television clips... read more February 16, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus

Ford Counting On In-Car Technology For New 2012 Focus

Ford is aiming to prove that you don't need a big car to enjoy big car technology when it launches the 2012 Ford Focus in March. We've already taken a look at Ford's 'Torque... read more February 15, 2011 by

HDR camera

Better Quality From 'High Dynamic Range' In Car Cameras

In-car cameras have a variety of uses and not all are just 'Big Brother' style surveillance. We've recently looked at equipping new drivers' cars with 'nanny cams' so parents... read more February 7, 2011 by

Cell Phone Safety

Cellcontrol: Kick The In-Car Cell Phone Habit With New Device

Whilst not illegal in many states, taking a call or texting whilst driving can be very dangerous since it can take your eyes and mind off the road and if you're not using a... read more February 4, 2011 by

Visteon Growth Market concept car console

Visteon Looks To Emerging Markets: Interiors For India

You might have some preconceptions about cars sold in emerging automotive markets such as India. The overriding impression is probably one of cheapness, befitting of a nation... read more February 2, 2011 by


Cars That Won't Let You Drive Them Home When You're Drunk

Many of us in the past may have taken the car keys off a friend to prevent them from driving after a few too many drinks. Now, a new piece of technology will leave them high... read more January 31, 2011 by

Vogel iPad car mounting kit

Apple 'Office On The Go' With Vogel iPad In-Car Kit

If you feel your car is a small environment of potential office space you're not making the best of, then Vogel's new iPad mounting system might be of interest. We'd never... read more January 28, 2011 by

volvo driver behavior research 001

High-Tech In Car Gadgets Can Be Distracting For Drivers

It goes without saying that certain things can be pretty distracting when you're driving - talking on a cell phone, kids kicking the back of your seat... What might be less... read more January 20, 2011 by

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney Still Alive, Still Kvetching

As we understand it, Andy Rooney is still alive. We haven't personally verified those shocking allegations, but like certain terrorist masterminds we could mention, Rooney... read more October 5, 2010 by


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