Infotainment

 
Ethernet cable. Image: Wikipedia user David Monniaux

Ethernet May Reduce Cost, Improve Vehicle Communication Tech

If ethernet brings up images of 1990s technology and its use in cars suggests a spaghetti of cables like your office, then think again. Freescale Semiconductor is one of several companies now exploring ethernet technology in an automotive communications and networking environment, and it could... read more

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GM OnStar FMV

OnStar In Every Car: FMV Available From July 24th For $300

The OnStar vehicle infotainment, navigation and security system will be familar to owners of newer GM products, but soon you won't even need a GM vehicle to benefit from the... read more July 19, 2011 by


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai's BlueLink Covers All Your Infotainment Needs

Vehicle diagnostics, remote vehicle start and setting geographical restrictions for your sneaky children are just a small selection of the features found in Hyundai's... read more June 29, 2011 by


 
Lexus driving simulator

Video: Lexus Engineers Advanced Simulator, Monitors Driver

What's the most advanced computer in a modern car? The ECU controlling your car's fuelling, ignition, throttle and more? Or perhaps it's the in-car infotainment systems with... read more June 21, 2011 by


 
2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Toyota Yaris: Focus On Infotainment With Touch & Go

As we're seeing with cars like the 2011 Ford Fiesta, small size no longer means a small specification list. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will be no different. The car has just been... read more June 20, 2011 by


 
Verbatim Store'n'Go USB flash drive

Store'n'Go With Tiny Verbatim Micro USB Car Audio Drive

It's official: In-car CD players are so last century. If you're not listening to your music via a portable MP3 player or USB drive in your car, then you may as well give up... read more June 13, 2011 by


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

2012 BMW 1-Series: Larger, More EfficientDynamics Technology

You can make your own mind up about the styling of the upcoming 2012 BMW 1-Series hatchback, but one thing is for certain: with larger dimensions and more efficiency, the... read more June 6, 2011 by


 
Tesla Model S Infotainment Screen

J.D. Power: Consumers Want Vehicle Diagnostics Technology

What electronic feature would you most like from your next car? That's what J.D. Power and Associates asked 18,000 vehicle owners, and 55 percent were interested in a vehicle... read more June 1, 2011 by


 
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... read more May 5, 2011 by


 
2010 Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept

Jaguar Land Rover, BlackBerry Join In Smartphone Integration

Integrating smartphones with in-car vehicle technology is nothing new. Bluetooth connection for making calls, and playing music and plugging in via USB has been around for... read more May 4, 2011 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Extra Media Storage Turns VWs Into Rolling Movie Theatres

Kids these days don't know how good they have it. The most entertainment many of us could muster on a long journey was playing I-spy, or maybe kicking our siblings and... read more May 4, 2011 by


 
Hyundai Blue Link screen interface

In-Car Screens Could Soon Use 3D Image Technology

Nintendo's 3DS has caused something of a stir in the world of 3D imaging. Rather than using unfashionable and unwieldy 3D glasses to view a stereoscopic image, the 3DS and... read more April 26, 2011 by


 
2012 Volvo S80

2012 Volvo XC70 And S80 Get New Safety And Infotainment Technology

Volvo is updating its XC70 crossover and S80 flagship sedan for the 2012 model year, adding its latest safety and infotainment technologies to the new models in an effort to... read more April 12, 2011 by


 
Toyota Entune Multimedia System

Toyota Teams With Microsoft For Azure-Based Telematics System

Straight outta Redmond, Toyota and Microsoft will be pairing up for a new Windows Azure-based telematics platform that Toyota is pitching as a "contribution to society,"... read more April 6, 2011 by


 
Toyota Entune Multimedia System

Toyota, Microsoft Announce Next-Gen Azure Telematics Project

A new strategic partnership between Toyota and Microsoft will see the next generation of telematics systems built on the Microsoft Azure platform, allowing the incorporation... read more April 6, 2011 by


 
2011 Audi A7

T-Mobile Announced As Data Provider For U.S. Audi Connect Services

Luxury brand announces its technological sophistication by partnering with AT&T's now-downwardly-mobile 'cheap brand.' -- For those of us who have already been reading... read more March 22, 2011 by


 
 

 
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