Gentlemen, start your felines. In a hilarious marketing campaign, the developers behind the XLR8 app that makes acceleration noises as you drive, strapped an iPhone to their kitty and sent it running. Continue Reading...
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There’s also two different modes: Automatic, which measures the acceleration of your car and Manual, which allows you control and adjust the engine by hand. You can also control shift points and gear ratios to deliver the exact sensation you want. Continue Reading...
Any car from 1996 and newer can have a real-time gas consumption meter thanks to an Android app, but you might not want to pay for it. OBD Mileage is now available for Google Android smartphone users who want to watch their car’s mpg change during hill climbs, highway driving and schlepping around town. The… Continue Reading...
If you want a phone that says “I’m too good to take your call,” Tag Heuer’s new Racer mobile will let you screen your calls in style. Although Tag Heuer is best known for making luxury watches, the company has turned its attention to the lucrative handset market. Inspired by Formula 1 and GT racing,… Continue Reading...
Japanese automaker Nissan has just released a new global app for Google Android phone users. The user-friendly app provides Nissan news from all around the world in addition to the history of Nissan, and content about its latest technologies. Last year, Nissan released their global app for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) users and that… Continue Reading...
A new Kickstarter project looks to make your smartphone the center of your car stereo needs in not only a painless and effective manner, but in one that won’t break your bank account. Compared to any traditional, high quality head unit, the Devium Dash is complete steal right now for just $250. The retail pricing will… Continue Reading...
The Android mobile operating system from Google has become Apple’s number one competitor in the mobile smartphone market, but now Android’s open-source philosophy is really flexing its muscles. Integrating Android into vehicles is now the target for many aftermarket car stereo companies, and Rydeen recently showed off a cool prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show… Continue Reading...
Ford is taking a clever approach to virtually revealing the new 2013 Fusion sedan before its official debut at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Using an app, now available on Android and iOS systems for smartphones and tablets, is an augmented reality game app where users can virtually drive the new Fusion through a… Continue Reading...
Take the brand new Volvo FH16 out for a spin… but be careful of obstacles. That’s the idea behind Volvo Trucks’ new game for smartphones and tablets. Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Volvo’s flagship truck, FH16 750 is an exciting and entertaining game that tests your lighting fast reflexes. The object of… Continue Reading...
Two years after debuting the SLS AMG at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has followed up with a convertible version. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster swaps its predecessor’s splashy gullwing doors for conventional doors and a soft top roof that closes in 11 seconds and can be operated while moving at speeds up to… Continue Reading...
Volvo has updated its near-iconic XC90 SUV for 2012, adding some exterior and interior changes along with some technology to make it more 2012-friendly. The newly refined SUV now features daytime running lights, giving the front more character along with its redesigned silver metallic bumper bar and silver roof rails. A subtle, but classy accent… Continue Reading...
After announcing Android’s Open Accessory Protocol at this year’s Google I/O, techies around the world began brainstorming the integration possibilities of smartphones and tablets into even more of our everyday devices. Harman has now become the first major technology partner within the automotive industry to offer the new connectivity standard, which will allow users to… Continue Reading...
Sometimes, you need to leave the car at home and take public transit to get to your destination. And on those days, you can use Google Maps 5.7 for Android to navigate your way through public transit systems. The update to Transit Navigation now includes information for public transit in over 400 cities around the… Continue Reading...
If you thought the Facebook Donk was the ultimate internet homage, then you’ve clearly underestimated the laughably tasteless creativity of the Donk community. The uber-popular Angry Birds smart phone app has made its way into an Internet Google Chrome-browser friendly experience, the successful Rio movie, and now apparently into the donk crowd. Along with the… Continue Reading...
Those of you who will become stranded in an Audi, never fear: the Audi Roadside App is here! No more fumbling through your wallet for that ragged AAA membership card that expired in 1999, or dialing 911 and sheepishly admitting that nobody around you has been shot. For those Audi owners with an iPhone, Android or… Continue Reading...
While it may seem that Apple’s iPhone continues to dominate the smart phone market, Google’s Android is actually the more popular operating system. So naturally, many app developers and companies are slowly creating variants of their iPhone/iPad apps to work on Google’s Android system. Included in that list is radar detector company Cobra. Cobra’s iRadar… Continue Reading...
The radio makes the drive go that much smoother. But what’s that you say? No one listens to the radio anymore? Get ready to see (or hear) a surge in radio’s popularity, thanks to the free iheartradio app. Listen to favorite local and distant stations and other content while driving with the iheartradio app, available… Continue Reading...
You multitask, so your cell phone should too. It’s a good thing the T-Mobile USA has just announced that the new Garminfone will be coming to a car near you soon. This is the first Android-powered smartphone that comes equipped with a fully integrated Garmin premium navigation system. Set to hit stores soon, the full-touch… Continue Reading...
The big, bulky owners manual occupying precious glove box space may soon become a relic for Jeep owners, as the 2011 Grand Cherokee will be the brand’s first vehicle to bring the owners manual to a variety of smartphones. In addition to the owners manual, users will be able to view videos, contact other Grand… Continue Reading...
Tech addicts, the 2011 Ford Fiesta may be your next car. (Just as long as you don’t own an Apple iPhone, ’cause it’s not supported yet.) SYNC, the in-car technology platform developed by Microsoft in partnership with Ford, will soon allow for third-party cell phone applications to be controlled by voice commands and in-car controls…. Continue Reading...