Cadillac Introducing CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016

Cadillac Introducing CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016
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Cadillac is upping its infotainment game for the 2016 model year by adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to select vehicles as well as improving its much-maligned CUE telematics system. Continue Reading...

Apple CarPlay vs Android Auto: Which Will Your New Car Use?

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Apple CarPlay vs Android Auto: Which Will Your New Car Use?
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As you might have heard, there’s a war for your dashboard going on. Apple and Google are introducing new ways to deliver your smartphone’s user experience through your in-car infotainment system. Continue Reading...

Tech Tuesday: Rear-View Cameras of the Future

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Tech Tuesday: Rear-View Cameras of the Future
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Believe it or not, imaging technology plays an important role in the cars and trucks we drive. No, this has nothing to do with the selfies you snap when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic. Instead it involves advanced vehicle hardware. Continue Reading...

Experts Divided on Future of Infotainment Systems

Experts Divided on Future of Infotainment Systems
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Where is in-car connectivity going in the future? A group of high-level industry experts weighed in on this pressing question yesterday at Telematics Update Detroit. Continue Reading...

J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study Full of Surprises

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J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study Full of Surprises
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  The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an annual report that’s closely followed by both automakers and consumers. It measures problems reported by vehicle buyers during the first 90 days of ownership. The research firm released its 2013 findings today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the report was full… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Assurance Connected Care Notifies Drivers of Recalls

Hyundai Assurance Connected Care Notifies Drivers of Recalls
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Building up the capabilities of its Blue Link telematics system Hyundai just revealed Assurance Connected Care at the New York International Auto Show, an advanced connectivity system that offers drivers a wide range of convenience and safety features. Continue Reading...

New Infotainment System Aims to Enhance Functionality, Curb Distracted Driving

New Infotainment System Aims to Enhance Functionality, Curb Distracted Driving
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Automakers may talk a big game about preventing distracted driving and improving safety, but at the same time they continue to provide distracting infotainment systems. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Bringing Next-Gen ‘MyLink’ to LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Bringing Next-Gen ‘MyLink’ to LA Auto Show
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One of the more promising items Chevrolet plans to showcase during the L.A. Auto Show later this month isn’t a car at all. Continue Reading...

Mercedes’ App Store Opens for European Customers

Mercedes’ App Store Opens for European Customers
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Mercedes customers in Europe who drive a car equipped with “Comand” are getting access to the brand’s app store first previewed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Continue Reading...

Cadillac CUE Debuts as the Next Big Thing in in-Car Telematics

Cadillac CUE Debuts as the Next Big Thing in in-Car Telematics
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Unveiled at the CTIA Wireless Association’s Enterprise and Applications conference in Sand Diego, Cadillac‘s new CUE system promises to be the most advanced in-car telematics interface. Rivaling system’s like MyFordTouch, it’s also designed to be easy to use and understand, even for novices. With a big 8-inch high-def screen (optional 12.3-inch) CUE has numerous unique… Continue Reading...

Ford And Toyota To Create Telematics, Hybrid System For Light Trucks And SUVs

Ford And Toyota To Create Telematics, Hybrid System For Light Trucks And SUVs
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Ford and Toyota shocked the automotive world with the announcement that the two companies will join forces to create a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding, and will do further research and studies regarding the project. The new system is said to be rear-drive based, and… Continue Reading...

Toyota, Microsoft To Partner On Telematics

Toyota, Microsoft To Partner On Telematics
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At first glance, the pairing of Toyota and Microsoft might make some a little uneasy. The prospect of unintended acceleration and “the blue screen of death” that appears on Windows computers might be the most terrifying technological catastrophe known to man. Nevertheless, the two companies will be collaborating, but only as far as telematics. Ford… Continue Reading...

Hyundai BlueLink Set To Rival OnStar, Appear In Sonata And Veloster

Hyundai BlueLink Set To Rival OnStar, Appear In Sonata And Veloster
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Hyundai is taking a bold step into the world of in-car telematics with their BlueLink system. Much like GM’s OnStar, BlueLink can provide directions, schedule servicing, remotely lock or unlock the car doors, notify emergency services in case of a crash and remotely start the car, with the ability to pre-heat or cool the vehicle… Continue Reading...

Toyota Entune Is Japan’s First SYNC Competitor

Toyota Entune Is Japan’s First SYNC Competitor
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Toyota will release a new in-car telematics system, dubbed Entune, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Taking a page from Ford’s SYNC and MyFordTouch systems, Entune will oversee navigation, entertainment and smartphone connectivity services. Entune will also support apps like Bing, Movietickets.com, Pandora. Toyota will only approve apps if they are… Continue Reading...

Ford Sync And Google Maps Go Paperless

Ford Sync And Google Maps Go Paperless
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Using Google Maps  to plot your route is a major convenience on a home computer, but there’s no good solution on taking them with you. Printing them is cumbersome, and inputing them onto a smartphone or PDA is just another level of distraction. Now, Ford and Google have teamed up to let you send your Google Maps… Continue Reading...

OnStar, Google Tie Up Looking More Likely; Could See Use In Volt EV

OnStar, Google Tie Up Looking More Likely; Could See Use In Volt EV
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GM and Google are reportedly working on a deal that would see the integration of Google’s Android mobile phone operating system and GM’s Onstar telematics system. Potentially scenarios being discussed involve Android phone users being able to use OnStar features outside of their car, while GM vehicle owners can use Android to keep track of… Continue Reading...
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