2011 BMW X3

BMW Teaches Its Cars To Yelp

If you own a newer BMW equipped with the on-board navigation system, and you subscribe to the Convenience Plan level of BMW Assist, here’s some good news for you: BMW Online now enables your car to Yelp. If you meet the above tech-savvy criteria, chances are good that you already know... read more

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MINI Connected app extra features

MINI Connected Gets More Functional

The premise behind the MINI Connected infotainment system is fairly simple: it wants to make your car as functional and versatile as a smart phone, albeit with more... read more December 9, 2011 by

MINI Connected app extra features

MINI Connected iPhone App: G-Force, Driving Data And More

This isn't the first time we've looked at the MINI Connected app, but then the joy of downloadable features is that they can be indefinitely updated. That's just what MINI... read more December 9, 2011 by

BMW ConnectedDrive technology

BMW, Hyundai Partner With Tech Leaders On In-Car Networking

Outwardly there aren't too many similarities between German sports and luxury car maker BMW and the more budget-orientated Korean maker Hyundai. In fact, until Hyundai... read more November 21, 2011 by

BMW ConnectedDrive technology

BMW And Hyundai Partner On Next-Gen Vehicle Connectivity

Two major automakers competing in very different segments have partnered to help develop the next-generation of vehicle networking and connectivity technology. Those two... read more November 21, 2011 by

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Ford Mustang Track Apps LCD Screen Tests Your Driving Skills

The 2013 Ford Mustang looks to be taking a leaf from the Nissan GT-R's book in an effort to make its driving experience more interactive than ever. The GT-R has always been a... read more November 16, 2011 by

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota

Toyota And Intel To Jointly Develop Next-Gen Infotainment

As our technology becomes more intertwined with our daily lives cars were previously at risk of getting left behind. Information and media systems developed in-house were... read more November 11, 2011 by

Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality

Are Built-In Navigation And Infotainment Systems Already Obsolete?

I just spent a weekend driving almost 1,000 miles to compete in an even that involved all of 7.5 minutes of competitive driving--but along the way I found my new phone was... read more November 2, 2011 by

MINI Connected interface

BMW And MINI Use Customizable Apps For In-Car Infotainment

Yesterday, we saw Toyota's take on twinning smartphone and car to provide an enhanced in-car infotainment experience. By synchronizing your phone and car, you could use your... read more October 27, 2011 by

Toyota Touch Life smartphone synchronizing

Toyota Touch Life: Sync Smartphones With In-Car Displays

Given how well the display and layout of functions found on modern smartphones works, it's surprising that automakers haven't turned to companies like Apple and Android in an... read more October 26, 2011 by

GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS

Automobiles To Be Biggest Mobile Device Growth Area

Last June, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, David Strickland, put the auto industry on notice by saying, “A car is not a mobile... read more October 14, 2011 by

GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS: CUE Includes Best, Brightest Touch-Screen Yet

Cadillac’s just-announced CUE (Cadillac User Interface) system, which will make its debut in the upcoming 2013 Cadillac XTS, will mark a number of automotive technology... read more October 11, 2011 by

GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS To Debut CUE Touch-Screen Interface, Software Platform

As we become increasingly tethered to our smartphones, automakers are recognizing that we need in-car interfaces to help accomplish seemingly simple tasks—like making a... read more October 11, 2011 by


OnStar's Reassurance: We Respect Your Privacy. Really, We Do

It's often the way with the modern world: The products and services we use aren't just products and services any more - they're experiences. Where once you used to use a car... read more September 22, 2011 by

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class future infotainment system

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Infotainment Previews Future Of In-Car Tech

Even if you're not a "digital native" or "millenial," born and bred on digital technology, you can surely appreciate the high-tech, socially-integrated infotainment system in... read more September 6, 2011 by


Ford, Toyota Team Up On Telematics: What's It Mean For You?

Automotive heavyweights Ford and Toyota joined forces yesterday to make a very interesting announcement. Toyota's executive vice president for research and development... read more August 23, 2011 by


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