Abalta Weblink Makes Smartphone Integration Affordable

Abalta Weblink Makes Smartphone Integration Affordable
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After a good decade and a half in-vehicle infotainment is still something of a mess. Practically every automaker has taken its own approach to implementing advanced connectivity technology. And just like freshly fallen snowflakes no two solutions are alike. Continue Reading...

QNX Showcases High-Speed Infotainment System

QNX Showcases High-Speed Infotainment System
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The folks from QNX demonstrated the power of their software platform at 2014’s Telematics Update Detroit. The Canada-based computer company showed off a reference platform with super-fast booting capabilities. Continue Reading...

Five Reasons Ford’s Switch from Microsoft to Blackberry QNX is a Good Thing

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Five Reasons Ford’s Switch from Microsoft to Blackberry QNX is a Good Thing
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  Few car components have been vilified more than the MyFord Touch infotainment system, but word is floating about that the Blue-Oval may be switching its gameplan, ditching its Microsoft based platform for one powered by BlackBerry’s QNX. If you’ve heard anything about Blackberry over the past few years, chances are it wasn’t good news…. Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Infotainment System Previewed by QNX

Next-Gen Infotainment System Previewed by QNX
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A new platform for in-car entertainment is ready to hit the market, based on the latest software from Research in Motion (RIM) subsidiary, QNX.  Continue Reading...

Automakers Betting on Linux for Future Infotainment Systems

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Automakers Betting on Linux for Future Infotainment Systems
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In order to attract buyers, car manufacturers have had to ramp up the amount of technology offered in their cars. Infotainment systems do a lot, like help navigate, set cabin temperature, adjust audio settings and more, but they tend to be a neat party trick, falling short in real-world use. Continue Reading...

New Device Enforces Restricted In-Car Cell Phone Use

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New Device Enforces Restricted In-Car Cell Phone Use
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Cell phones behind the wheel— they’re a deadly plague on traffic safety that cause frequent and preventable crashes. Even worse is the fact that scores of mature drivers are just as guilty as any number of 16-year-old sidewalk terrors more concerned with texting back than taking the wheel. One company is offering a solution that… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen To Turn Off Blackberry Email Servers For Off-Shift Employees

Volkswagen To Turn Off Blackberry Email Servers For Off-Shift Employees
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Volkswagen has agreed to halt its Blackberry email servers from sending emails to employees when they are off their shift after complaints that their staff’s work and home lives were becoming one (can’t we all relate). The new restriction will cover all employees in Germany that are currently working under trade union negotiated contracts. Under… Continue Reading...

Blackberry Gets A Makeover With The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone

Blackberry Gets A Makeover With The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone
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If you weren’t addicted to your Crackberry before, you will be once you get your hands on the Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone from Blackberry. Encased in stainless steel and leather, the Porsche Design P’9981 comes with a host of luxe features that will make sure you’ll never want to put it down. With an enhanced… Continue Reading...

Blackberry Outage Leads To Fewer Accidents On The Roads

Blackberry Outage Leads To Fewer Accidents On The Roads
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Sometimes a negative can really be a positive. Take the Blackberry outage that had users scrambling for a way to communicate earlier this week. It turns out that traffic accidents and fatalities fell drastically during that time period. The three-day Blackberry service interruption and its effect on driving were especially evident in the Middle East…. Continue Reading...

Dashboard Mounted Smartphones Track Traffic Light Times

Dashboard Mounted Smartphones Track Traffic Light Times
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Imagine having a gadget in your car that could tell you how fast to go to avoid stopping at the next light. Well, now you can. A network of dashboard smartphones can monitor traffic lights and congestion helping drivers avoid idling, cutting fuel use by 20 percent. SignalGuru collects and analyzes traffic data from images… Continue Reading...

Smartphone App Alerts You To When Your Car is Being Vandalized

Smartphone App Alerts You To When Your Car is Being Vandalized
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Something to allow city-dwellers, sports car owners, or high-school principals to sleep easy at night: a new app for iPhones, Droids, and Blackberries will warn you when some @#%! is messing with your car, allowing you to dispense justice as you see fit. Budding Charles Bronsons can take comfort in knowing that this is the… Continue Reading...

Apple Opposes DUI Checkpoint Apps

Apple Opposes DUI Checkpoint Apps
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Apple has officially rejected any inclusion of DUI checkpoints in its iOS apps. In this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple updated its app store to prohibit applications informing users of DUI checkpoints. This recent update was a result of a group of U.S Senators sending numerous letters of concern to Apple, Google, and RIM, asking… Continue Reading...

Audi Introduces Roadside Assistance App for Smartphones

Audi Introduces Roadside Assistance App for Smartphones
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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...

iheartradio App Lets You Listen to Radio Stations from Other Cities, And so Much More

iheartradio App Lets You Listen to Radio Stations from Other Cities, And so Much More
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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...

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Manual To Go Digital On Smartphones

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Manual To Go Digital On Smartphones
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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...

Read Emails In-Car with BMW, BlackBerry, and Bluetooth [video]

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A few years ago, I was opining that in-car technology was pitiful and useless — mostly because I had no way to connect my iPod to a car stereo — before the days of AUX-in and USB connections BMW and BlackBerry seem to have waded into the next generation of in-car apps with their latest… Continue Reading...

Ford Sync AppLink for 2011 Fiesta Allows Voice Control of Smartphone Apps

Ford Sync AppLink for 2011 Fiesta Allows Voice Control of Smartphone Apps
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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...

OnStar Introduces Chevrolet Volt Smartphone App

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OnStar Introduces Chevrolet Volt Smartphone App
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OnStar has produced a new smartphone application providing Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection to their cars. Compatible with Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry Storm and Motorola’s Droid smartphones, the app provides real-time data connection and control over vehicle functions such as programming charge times. The OnStar Mobile Application retrieves information from the Volt such as battery… Continue Reading...

Hyundai ix-35 Caught Testing in California

Hyundai ix-35 Caught Testing in California
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Photos: Jason Bauer and Colum Wood First off, we apologize for the terrible photos. We can blame Blackberry for the poor quality, but we should be so lucky the pics turned out at all. We just happened upon this this undercover vehicle while cruising north on Highway 1 (PCH) after leaving Huntington Beach, CA. The… Continue Reading...