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Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system is replacing MyFord Touch in the manufacturer's lineup and is a marked improvement over its predecessor. We had a personal demonstration at a recent Ford event.

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The 2016 Ford F-150 is getting some minor but noticeable updates. Buyers benefit from the switch to Sync 3 for infotainment and an available Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. There are also new Special Edition Appearance Packages for the XLT and Lariat.

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The simple, minimalist approach to Volvo's interior layout is set to become a focal point for the brand, according to its CEO, Hakan Samuelsson.

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All Cadillacs To Get Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

The next-generation Cadillac SRX is officially being renamed the XT5 when it debuts early next year. Meanwhile, 2016 Caddys get a faster CUE infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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A major update for Apple CarPlay lets automakers create their own apps to work from within Apple's software. The announcement was made during the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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We get a video guide through the features of the Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app as it works with the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid.

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Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system launches for the 2016 model year. Today, the company announced that the first vehicles to get this tech will be the 2016 Escape and Fiesta.

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Apple has patented a system to select a navigation route based on the cellular network signal strength along the way.

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Gothenburg extends its long-running Volvo On Call system to Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches, giving drivers control of car functions straight from the wrist.

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Hyundai Lends Us A Sonata, A Phone, And A Watch In Order To See What's What

We spend a week with Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Our verdict? It fulfills the promise of the technology. Here's how.

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General Motors Officials Say Interfaces Will Hit Dealerships This Summer

Long awaited, the race among automakers to keep drivers connected to their smartphones has officially entered a new era.

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A British research firm examines the coming data problems resulting from traffic jams. In 10 years, data surges at specific sites could interfere with connected cars and devices.

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VW powertrain chief confirms that the upcoming facelifed Golf will incorporate the gesture-control and smartphone integration features from the Golf R Touch concept showcased at CES.

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Hyundai is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto operating system on a production vehicle. The software is available on the 2015 Sonata and mirrors a smartphone's interface on the sedan's infotainment screen.

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the MB Companion App for Apple Watch this fall, porting directions between the wearable device and the vehicle's onboard navigation system, with further features to follow.

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Apple files for a patent for 'humanized navigation instructions for mapping applications' that would provide more human-like detail to navigation instructions.

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Plus: WRX Gets Larger Wheels, STI Gets Optional Lip Spoiler

Subaru is expanding the availability of the EyeSight safety suite to the 2016 WRX and giving all models its Starlink infotainment system. The 2016 STI Limited offers a smaller wing as a no-cost option.

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J.D. Power's latest survey asked 5,300 consumers what automotive technologies they're most interested in. The results aren't exactly a big surprise.

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A recent study finds that 84 percent of Americans still use the AM/FM radio in their car, and 67 percent listen to it as their main form of audio while behind the wheel.

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Cadillac shows off a monochrome rendering of the interior in the CT6 sedan while promoting the new, 34-speaker Bose Panaray Sound System that will come with it.

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Porsche is putting a greater focus on developing connectivity technology in its vehicles for the future, and the company might be working with Apple and Google on solutions. Also, expect to see more hybrids from the sports car brand in the future, maybe even a full EV.

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