Infotainment

  • Updated Android Auto user interface, 2019

    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 infotainment comes to classic Jaguars and Land Rovers

    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...

  • 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 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 graphics and more features. However, the love-it-or-leave-it dual-screen display will stick around. Infiniti product strategy vice president Francois Bancon told the publication that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will arrive in 2019, but a full redo of its system will arrive in 2021 with next-generation...

  • 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
    Audi owners can now enjoy Amazon music services via in-car infotainment

    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...

  • 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

    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 through the infotainment system's center screen and voice commands. WATCH: 2017 Audi Q7 Video Road Test We've now had the opportunity to play with Apple CarPlay in a variety of vehicles ranging from the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS--Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2016--to the new 2017 Audi Q7. Here's...

  • 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 Previews Next-Gen Infotainment System At CES

    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...

  • 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

    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 of Apple and Android-based smartphones will be happy to note that both the CarPlay and Android Auto integration systems are now featured. It means you can access all of your phone’s apps and features via the car’s controls. ALSO SEE: GM To Develop On-Demand Autonomous Car Service With...

  • 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...

  • Apple CarPlay in 2016 Chevrolet Cruze
    2016 Chevy Cruze To Debut June 24, Be Compatible With Android Auto And Apple CarPlay

    Hot on the heels of Hyundai’s announcement that its 2015 Sonata is the first vehicle available with the Android Auto smartphone integration system, Chevrolet has announced the system for a range of 2016 models including the next-generation Cruze sedan. Chevy has shown the new Cruze in its...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata equipped with Google’s Android Auto
    Hyundai First With Google’s Android Auto In-Car Smartphone Integration

    The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has become the first vehicle to offer Google’s new Android Auto in-car smartphone integration system, allowing users to seamlessly link an Android smartphone to the car so that they can use the device safely behind the wheel with the car’s own screen and...

  • Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
    Golf Going High-Tech: Gesture Control, Touch-Screen Interface Pegged For Popular Compact

    In an effort to keep up with its American and Asian rivals, Volkswagen will be shortening its vehicle life cycles from seven years to five, with a mid-cycle update coming after the first three years of sale. The first of VW’s models to move to this five-year life cycle will be the Golf, which...

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