Smartphone Box Brings High-End Features to Low-Cost Cars

Smartphone Box Brings High-End Features to Low-Cost Cars
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Magellan is best known for its navigation systems, but the tech company’s latest gadget will provide access to connected-car features like Bluetooth and music streaming to cheaper vehicles. Continue Reading...

How to Avoid Traffic Jams, or at Least Getting Stuck in Them

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How to Avoid Traffic Jams, or at Least Getting Stuck in Them
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Every time we get behind the wheel we’re at the mercy of a multitude of variables that are simply out of our control. Weather, crashes and highway design flaws can all conspire to turn a short trip a drawn-out nightmare. But what is being done to minimize congestion? Municipalities can do a few things to… Continue Reading...

Gas Milage Android App is Poor on Service and Quality

Gas Milage Android App is Poor on Service and Quality
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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...

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...

Boston Fights Potholes With Street Bump Android App

Boston Fights Potholes With Street Bump Android App
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Are you a Bostonian who hates potholes? There’s an app for that, or at least there will be soon. The city is behind a new app for Android called Street Bump which addresses the problem. Available this summer, the app picks up on potholes using a smartphone’s accelerometer, which is the device that measures movement. When… 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...

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...

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...

ALPS Wheel Trackpad Concept Could Drastically Cut Down On Distracted Driving

ALPS Wheel Trackpad Concept Could Drastically Cut Down On Distracted Driving
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Distracted driving isn’t just limited to texting and talking on your cell phone. Now, more than ever, there are so many things that can shift our attention from the road  like GPS units and MP3 players. To cut down on all the potential distractions that surround you in your car, a company called ALPS has… Continue Reading...

Car Recalls App is the First of its Kind

Car Recalls App is the First of its Kind
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With every development of a new app, the smartphone is turning into a necessity. The latest to be created for car owners is the Car Recalls iPhone app. For owners who want to find a better way to stay on top of all the recalls regarding their vehicles, they can refer to this software and… Continue Reading...

Close Your Garage Door Via A Smartphone

Close Your Garage Door Via A Smartphone
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Ever been out to the mall or on a trip out of town and wondered if you had closed your garage door? Well if you have the new Craftsman garage door with AssureLink, you can close your door using your smart phone, laptop or tablet. The system works similarly to that used by some car… Continue Reading...

Sprint Fights Distracted Driving With Drive First App

Sprint Fights Distracted Driving With Drive First App
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Good news for parents – taking a stand against distracted driving, Sprint has just launched a new app that disables smart phone functions while driving. The Sprint Drive First app locks your cell phone when the car is moving over 10 mph and sends calls automatically to voice mail. It won’t distract you with an… 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...

Nissan Launches QR Smartphone Code Campaign For 2012 Models

Nissan Launches QR Smartphone Code Campaign For 2012 Models
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Today, Nissan announced that it will be the first automaker to offer Quick Response codes on individual vehicle window stickers across its entire 2012 lineup. The QR codes link consumers to additional vehicle information, providing a free interactive shipping experience through smartphone devices. “Nissan’s new QR code program puts important decision-making information at shoppers’ fingertips… 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...

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...

Chevrolet Cruze Smartphone App Will Let Owners Check Vehicle Functions

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Chevrolet Cruze Smartphone App Will Let Owners Check Vehicle Functions
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Chevrolet’s Volt plug-in hybrid isn’t the only vehicle that will get its own smartphone app. The Chevrolet Cruze compact will also join the bandwagon with an OnStar-supported program that gives owners new access to various functions of their vehicle via a smartphone. Owners using the Chevy Connect feature on their phones will be able to… Continue Reading...

Smartphones Just Got Smarter – T-Mobile Garminfone

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Smartphones Just Got Smarter – T-Mobile Garminfone
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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...

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...
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