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The Top Car Tech Of 2011

We'll likely look back on 2011 as the year that the app truly entered our automobiles, becoming integrated with our Bluetooth-connected smartphones and, in some cases, fully integrated with vehicle infotainment systems. But in looking to name the top tech—and the top tech stories—of... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll

2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Spotify Invites For Info Requests

As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from... read more July 18, 2011 by

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

Pandora Internet Radio Expands Relationship With Ford, Scion

The problem with conventional radio stations is that they rarely play what you want to hear, when you want to hear it. Satellite radio gives you a better chance of finding... read more July 12, 2011 by

New SiriusXM channel lineup

Sirius XM Changing Lineups, Starting Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, drivers who subscribe to SiriusXM in their cars are going to find a changed landscape on their tuners. Effective May 4, SiriusXM says they've "re-ordered... read more May 3, 2011 by


Terrestrial Radio Stations Have Company: In-Car Streaming

The combination of smart phones, ubiquitous Internet connectivity and streaming radio may soon send the in-dash radio to the same dusty scrap heap that welcomed the... read more April 30, 2011 by

BMW i App

Planning A Road Trip? Make It 'Appen With These Mobile Apps

In the good old days all you needed for a road trip was a car, some buddies, and a sense of adventure. Even a map was optional. These days you can have it so much easier with... read more April 29, 2011 by

MINI Connected with Pandora

BMW Serves Up Pandora For All Its 2011 Models

Like their MINI cousins before them, the 2011 BMW lineup will have access to Pandora, the music-streaming app that's colonizing car audio systems from Ford to Toyota... read more April 28, 2011 by

IntelliLink wireless vehicle connectivity

Buick And GMC Brands Get New IntelliLink Vehicle Connectivity Feature

GM is introducing a new connectivity feature dubbed IntelliLink in its Buick and GMC line of cars for 2012, which is essentially designed to connect to a driver’s... read more April 20, 2011 by

Chevrolet MyLink preview event, New York City, February 2011

Chevrolet Launches MyLink Infotainment System on Volt, Equinox

Tonight, Chevrolet unveiled its new Chevy MyLink in-car infotainment package, which lets drivers control integrated online services like Pandora internet radio and Stitcher... read more February 17, 2011 by

MINI Connected with Pandora

MINI Enlists Pandora To Develop New Apps For MINI Connected

If the words MINI Connected sound alien to you, you’re probably not a heavy smartphone user… or a MINI fan. MINI Connected is MINI's latest... read more January 6, 2011 by

MINI Connected with Pandora

CES 2011: MINI Connected Gets First App: Pandora

MINI's Connected system, borrowed and reworked from corporate parent BMW, and its Pandora and Twitter app capabilities, were announced back in August, but today at the 2011... read more January 5, 2011 by

2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta Rocks Out With Voice Control For Pandora

How would you like to choose between personalized Pandora stations, or select from the programming in your Stitcher custom channels, while keeping both hands on the wheel?... read more April 19, 2010 by

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MyFord: 2011 Ford Edge, 2011 Lincoln MKX To Bring Twitter To SYNC

So, you're driving down a mind-blowing stretch of unpopulated road and you're suddenly overtaken by the need to hear your latest Twitter updates. If you're in the 2011 Ford... read more January 7, 2010 by


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