VW's use of Terminal Mode

GM, Honda, And Others Launch Car Connectivity Consortium To Set Standards For In-Car Apps

New technology is exciting, but like most exciting things it's also fraught with peril -- and that's doubly true for developers. Think of all the tsoris caused by the great VHS vs. Beta battles of the 1980s, or the far more recent Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war, both of which cost manufacturers billions of... read more

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Ford's Oakville assembly line enables WiFi uploading of SYNC software

Smart Cars And The Need For Smarter Software

There were a couple of more interesting articles the past few days involving software in cars. Early last week, Markus Waibul over on the Automaton blog and I both wrote... read more February 3, 2011 by

OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE prototype system

CES 2011: OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE Prototype Screenshot Tour

A few days ago we brought you the full details on the new prototype OnStar telematics/infotainment system launched at CES this week. Today, we have a screenshot tour showing... read more January 7, 2011 by

Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality

CES 2011: Audi Announces Next-Gen MMI Plans

Rupert Stadler, Audi chairman, gave a keynote speech at CES this morning. While he spoke very little of specifics, he did lay out a missions statement for the company to... read more January 6, 2011 by

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CES 2011: A Closer Look At Chrysler's Uconnect Touch

If you're into in-car infotainment systems (and you are) you've probably heard about Chrysler's Uconnect Touch system. Built in collaboration by Garmin and Chrysler, the... read more January 6, 2011 by

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.

CES 2011: GM's 4G OnStar Prototype: Video Skype, So Much More

Just yesterday AT&T and BMW announced their partnership for in-car cellular Web connectivity, but it's today's OnStar-Verizon prototype that's really proving to be... read more January 4, 2011 by

Toyota Entune Multimedia System

CES 2011: Toyota Entune Multimedia System Unveiled

Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, apps in the car? That's the formula for Toyota's new Entune multimedia/app system, announced today at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show... read more January 4, 2011 by

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen Calling On Public To Help Develop Future Infotainment Systems

Volkswagen is inviting designers, programmers, developers and interested users to help develop applications for the infotainment systems of the future as part of the new... read more April 26, 2010 by

AT&T's Navigator app for iPhone

AT&T Releases Turn-By-Turn Navigation Service For iPhone 3G And 3GS

Just a couple weeks ago we brought you news of the new turn-by-turn GPS navigation software that would be coming to the Apple iPhone with the just-released OS 3.0 update, and... read more June 23, 2009 by

Preview of VW's 3D GPS system

Video: Volkswagen shows off GLORIA advanced infotainment system

Cars playing music and movies with touch-based interfaces isn't news - but doing it the way Volkswagen is with its new Global Open Infotainment Architecture System (GLORIA)... read more May 19, 2009 by

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Audi details third-gen MMI information and entertainment system for U.S.

Advanced multimedia systems are becoming increasingly central to daily life with modern cars. Especially at the luxury end of the segment, where BMW's iDrive, Mercedes-Benz's... read more January 29, 2009 by

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

Hyundai and Microsoft join forces for new technology research

Hyundai will soon be joining the likes of Ford and Fiat by offering a new music and information interface developed jointly with software giant Microsoft. To enable that... read more November 3, 2008 by


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