Infotainment

  • GM Google Assistant UI

    General Motors said they'll integrate more Google features into their cars soon.

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Musk: Netflix and YouTube streaming coming to Teslas

    Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla will soon offer Netflix and YouTube streaming services through the infotainment system when the car is in Park.

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    2020 Toyota Supra owners get four-year Apple CarPlay trial, future undecided

    The 2020 Toyota Supra will come with a four-year Apple CarPlay trial, but after that it's unknown how much the feature will cost.

  • Updated Android Auto user interface, 2019
    Google gives Android Auto a facelift

    The redesign adds a "dark mode" for easier readability and better navigation throughout the screens and apps.

  • Hyundai next-generation cockpit prototype
    Hyundai shares prototype for future cockpit technology

    Hyundai is ready to change the way drivers operate various features inside its cars. To give us a taste of how it will look, the South Korean brand shared images of its next-generation cockpit prototype. To underscore that this technology won't be reserved for only the most-expensive cars, Hyundai...

  • 2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut
    2020 Subaru Legacy joins the tablet-sized touchscreen fad

    The 2020 Subaru Legacy will make its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, and it's climbing aboard the tablet-type touchscreen bandwagon. In fact, it will be the first time a mainstream automaker integrates a vertical touchscreen into a sedan. The Japanese brand teased the 2020 Legacy's interior on...

  • Jaguar-Land Rover classic infotainment system

    Modern convenience, meet classic motoring. Jaguar-Land Rover announced last Friday that it now offers Classic Infotainment Systems with modern modern audio, navigation, and infotainment functionality for a number of its vintage vehicles. The Classic Infotainment Systems are compatible with most classic vehicles running on negative earth electrics (the negative battery terminal connects to the vehicle's chassis and the positive terminal acts as the live wire to the various electrical systems). Better yet, they're packaged in a discreet manner as to not upset the original look of the car...

  • Apple iOS12 CarPlay
    Apple's CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation apps, here comes Waze

    Apple CarPlay is a fantastic piece of tech that allows a vehicle's infotainment screen to mimic the driver's iPhone's screen, except for one glaring issue: Users can't pull up third-party navigation apps such as Waze. On Monday Apple announced that its latest iOS operating system—iOS...

  • Volvo to embed Google in future infotainment system
    Volvo plans to embed Google services in next-generation infotainment system

    Volvo's next-generation infotainment system may look a lot more like a smartphone. The Swedish luxury brand announced on Monday that it plans to embed Google's connected services in its upcoming infotainment system. Altogether, the system will feature the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
    Infiniti preparing to update its infotainment system

    Infiniti will take steps in 2019 to begin overhauling its infotainment system, starting with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Australian publication GoAuto reported on Thursday that the Japanese luxury brand promises to deliver a more premium experience with higher-resolution...

  • Waze now supports infotainment screen operation in Fords
    iPhone users can soon use Waze on their Ford infotainment screens

    Waze and Ford have good news. The social navigation app announced on Wednesday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show that beginning in March iPhone users piloting a Ford vehicle will be able to experience Waze on their vehicles' in-car infotainment screens. Waze made the capability possible with...

  • Harmon digital cockpit revealed at CES 2018
    Harman shows digital dashboard with 5G connectivity at CES

    The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is full of futuristic vehicle technology and connected-car solutions, but Harman is differentiating itself by bringing 5G connectivity to the automotive world. The company revealed its digital cockpit and 5G-ready telematics solution and announced a "leading...

  • Amazon Music services now integrated with Audi

    Owners of 2017 and 2018 model year Audis will find a new feature embedded in their car's infotainment system and the Audi MMI connect smartphone app. On Tuesday, the brand announced Amazon's music services are now accessible, providing millions of songs in Audi cars for the right owners. Both Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music will function with the new integration, which is available in the 2017 and 2018 A3, A4, A4 allroad, Q7, R8, and TT, as well as the 2018 Q5 and A5. Other vehicles will not support the services, at least not yet. The streaming services will work right from the...

  • GM Marketplace to allow drivers to shop and order food in-car
    You can now order coffee, donuts, or GM products right from a GM vehicle

    General Motors wants to make it easier to order your Starbucks coffee, find the nearest Shell station, or even reserve a table at the local TGI Fridays. On Tuesday, the automaker announced GM Marketplace, a commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases run through your infortainment...

  • Apple CarPlay, in 2016 Hyundai Sonata
    Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

    If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to be physically connected to work. Now, though, it seems Alpine has a solution for those that want to remain untethered. The...

  • Apple CarPlay
    Using Apple CarPlay: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    For years we've been asking why our cars' infotainment systems can't just operate like our smartphones. After what feels like eons, that day has finally arrived. For Apple iPhone users, the interface is called Apple CarPlay. The premise is simple: Connect your iPhone to the car and operate it...

  • Cadillac CUE With Apple CarPlay
    Apple Sets Up Webpage Listing Every Car With CarPlay

    Here, finally, is a bit of good news for those of you thinking about buying a 2016 Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] F12 tdf. The vehicle will come equipped with Apple CarPlay. Breathe easy car buyers! In all seriousness though, Apple just put out a webpage that will make your car buying options a bit smaller...

  • Audi e-tron Quattro concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    Audi e-tron Quattro Concept Debuts At CES With Autonomous, Infotainment Tech

    Audi’s e-tron Quattro concept that we first saw at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show previews a new crossover thought to be called a Q6. An electric version of the new crossover is in the works and confirmed for launch in 2018. At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Audi rolled out an...

  • Aston Martin Rapide S with Letv’s Internet of the Vehicle system - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

    Aston Martin recently partnered with Chinese media giant Letv on connectivity technology for cars. Letv has been described as the Chinese version of Netflix, and its billionaire founder Jia Yueting is linked with American electric car startup Faraday Future, which at this week's Consumer Electronics Show showed off the 1,000-horsepower FFZERO1 concept car and a new modular platform. But getting back to Aston Martin’s dealings with Letv, we were given an early taste of what’s to come, also at CES. The British sports car brand showed off a Rapide S fitted with one of Letv’s...

  • Volkswagen e-Golf Touch - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    VW Bringing Gesture Control To Mainstream Cars

    While the Budd-e concept, thought to preview a modern version of the iconic Microbus, proved the star of Volkswagen’s stand at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the automaker also had a version of its e-Golf fitted with a next-generation infotainment system that includes a gesture...

  • Fourt-generation Uconnect
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Shows Fourth-Generation Uconnect At CES

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a de facto auto show. Automakers don't show new cars, per se, but they do highlight their latest in-car technologies. That's what Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] did today by showcasing the fourth generation of its Uconnect...

  • Ford Sync 3 infotainment system
    Ford Upgrades Sync 3 With Apple CarPlay, Android Auto And 4G LTE: Video

    One of Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] announcements for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show starting Wednesday is an updated version of its Sync 3 infotainment system. We’re not quite at the Sync 4 stage just yet but there are still quite a few changes being made with this update. Owners...

  • 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.

  • Cadillac CUE With Apple CarPlay
    Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Coming To 2016 Cadillacs: Video

    From our time with the 2016 ATS-V at the Circuit of the Americas, we know the twin-turbo, 464-horsepower bruiser is a blast when you can hammer it through some the twisties. But the announcement that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are coming to 2016 Cadillacs ensures that ATS-V will be a great...

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