Apple China Seeks Automotive Engineer, Hint of Things to Come?

Apple China Seeks Automotive Engineer, Hint of Things to Come?
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With the iPad 3 announcement scheduled for next week, the rumor mills are churning on what Apple has up their sleeves next. As with everything Cupertino-related, nothing will ever be confirmed until it comes out of Tim Cook’s mouth. The newest rumor has Apple China posting a job listing on LinkedIn for a “SQE/NPI with… Continue Reading...

Kidz Gear Wired Headphones Are a Must-Have on Road Trips

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Kidz Gear Wired Headphones Are a Must-Have on Road Trips
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Keeping kids entertained on road trips is fairly simple these days. You can download a movie or a game on your iPad and your kids will stay quiet so you don’t have to put up with endless “are we there yet” questions. Unfortunately, Apple’s standard headphones aren’t necessarily made for children and their little heads…. Continue Reading...

Devium Dash Replaces Your Head Unit with Your Smartphone – Video

Devium Dash Replaces Your Head Unit with Your Smartphone – Video
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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...

Lexus TORI 500 Racing App Puts the Fun in Your Hands – Video

Lexus TORI 500 Racing App Puts the Fun in Your Hands – Video
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Recently Lexus announced the creation of the Tori 500 track, inspired by swimsuit model Tori Praver’s curvaceous body. At the time of that release, Lexus teased that a TORI 500 app would be available for iOS devices, and now here it is. The TORI 500 racing app allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users to… Continue Reading...

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe iPad App Delivers 517 Virtual Horsepower

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe iPad App Delivers 517 Virtual Horsepower
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The vast majority of us will never get to experience a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series up close and personal, so the German luxury automaker decided to take the liberty of creating an app for fans to enjoy some media on their Apple devices. The app showcases what makes the C63 AMG Black Series… Continue Reading...

Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders Can Be Controlled With Your iPhone

Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders Can Be Controlled With Your iPhone
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Hot Wheels is finding new ways to make their toys relevant and fun again, this time around launching a new product line called the iNitro Speeders which allows the user to control their little car through an iPhone app. Similar to what you’d find with a standard remote controlled car, the iPhone app features your… Continue Reading...

GreenCharge App is a Must Have for Electric Vehicle Owners [Video]

GreenCharge App is a Must Have for Electric Vehicle Owners [Video]
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Xatori Inc., the same company that created PlugShare, has released their second iOS application called GreenCharge. Building off the success of PlugCharge, which is the nation’s largest electric vehicle charging network, GreenCharge allows owners of electric vehicles to view real time battery data and to see and share the environmental and monetary benefits of owning… 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...

Mercedes to Showcase Future Driving Technology at CES

Mercedes to Showcase Future Driving Technology at CES
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Mercedes-Benz has a new collection of technological innovations set to debut at the upcoming 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starting on January 10th, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. These new innovations encompass Mercedes-Benz’s vision for the future of driving. Starting off with their mbrace2 system, Mercedes will show off its pioneering communications platform that has… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion App Teases Upcoming Release: Detroit Auto Show Preview [Video]

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2013 Ford Fusion App Teases Upcoming Release: Detroit Auto Show Preview [Video]
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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...

Stop By Sears Auto Centers When Playing Road Trippin’ Game

Stop By Sears Auto Centers When Playing Road Trippin’ Game
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If you play the EA Moble game Road Trippin’, you can expect to stop by Sears Auto Centers in your virtual travels. Sears Auto Centers and BF Goodrich Tires have joined forces with EA Mobile, so players of the popular moble game can stop to tune up their cars, receive power boosts and earn extra… Continue Reading...

Volvo Launches FH16 750 Game for Smartphones and Tablets [Video]

Volvo Launches FH16 750 Game for Smartphones and Tablets [Video]
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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...

Toyota FT-86: There’s Even an App for That

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Fanboys have been waiting for its arrival almost as long as Christians have been waiting for the second coming and now, lovers of Toyota‘s FT-86 sports car have a new way of passing the time until it arrives. Proving that there really is an App for everything, Toyota has just launched the “FT-86 World Report”… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Enzo RC Car Can Be Controlled By Your iPhone, Yours For $80

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Ferrari Enzo RC Car Can Be Controlled By Your iPhone, Yours For $80
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Looking to get yourself a nice little gift this holiday season to go with your brand new iPhone 4S? Silverlit is proud to offer you a Ferrari Enzo toy car that can be controlled through an iPhone app via Bluetooth. Even though we’re only offered a single photo of the toy car, we’re impressed by… Continue Reading...

2012 Volvo XC90 Gets Mild Facelift, Technology Additons, No V8

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2012 Volvo XC90 Gets Mild Facelift, Technology Additons, No V8
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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...

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...

Hackers Can Now Unlock and Start Your Car With Cell Phone

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Hackers Can Now Unlock and Start Your Car With Cell Phone
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Technology has progressed so much that sometimes it can be unsafe, even for your car. Mobile apps can now allow drivers to unlock car doors and remotely start their engines. However two hackers have exploited this convenience and now have access to vehicles with remote starters. Researchers Don Bailey and Mathew Solnik managed to use a laptop… Continue Reading...

Porsche Launches 360 HD-video Experience App [VIDEO]

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Porsche has released a unique application called the Porsche 360° app for the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. This app allows for an up-close driving experience without actually sitting inside one of the sports cars. The app allows users to ride shotgun, alongside Porsche driver Jeroen Bleekemolen for a lap around the Zandvoort circuit. While in… 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...

Remotely Control Your Volvo Via Smartphone App

Remotely Control Your Volvo Via Smartphone App
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Volvo has just released a fascinating new version of their OnCall app for iPhone and Android phones that provides the owner with a range of beneficial features. The features include a car locator, incase you forget where you parked, remote door lock or vehicle health check. This app works on 2012 Volvo models and can… Continue Reading...

Getaround Car Rental System Creating Peer-To-Peer Rental Network

Getaround Car Rental System Creating Peer-To-Peer Rental Network
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Zipcar’s interesting business model has inspired others to think outside the box when it comes to car rentals and now Getaround is looking to add technology to the mix in coming up with a very interesting solution. Essentially Getaround is looking to unleash a viable way of peer-to-peer car rentals, where those offering the rental… Continue Reading...

Angry Birds Themed Donk is App-Tastic

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Angry Birds Themed Donk is App-Tastic
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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...

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...