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    CES: Audi gets into tablet market with Android-powered Smart Display
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    Relatively small in newsworthiness compared with laser-equipped hybrids and all-new cockpit concepts, Audi has also announced a branded, Android-powered tablet called Smart Display at CES this week. Audi has partnered with Google for its in-car computing software for years now, so it's hardly ...

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    Official: Automakers teaming with Google to bring Android to cars this year
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    Remember how we mentioned that Hyundai would be offering a BlueLink infotainment app for Google Glass? And how last week, we told you about a rumored partnership between Audi and Google? Well, both of these things were just part of a much bigger deal. Google has teamed up with Audi, General ...

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    Rumormill: Audi, Google readying infotainment partnership announcement for CES?
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    The merging of our smart phones and automotive infotainment systems may be about to get an even bigger boost, if a report from Forbes is to be believed. The business publication is reporting that Google and Audi may announce a partnership at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that ...

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    Video: Hudway turns your iOS device into a heads-up display
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    Smartphones can enhance driving by acting as GPS systems, but Hudway takes the concept to the next level with its app, which turns any device running iOS (and in February 2014, Android) into a heads-up display that can be viewed on your windshield in low-visibility and low-light situations. All ...

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    Video: Angry Birds Go! might be your next mobile gaming fix
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    As far as wildly popular mobile games go, Angry Birds! is right up there, being a staple on millions of cellphones around the world. The Rovio-developed series has already explored the seasons, Rio, space and even the Star Wars universe (twice, actually). All of those games have involved little ...

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    ETC: I'm Stuck app informs your elected officials when you're in traffic
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    Traffic, as we've established, is one of the worst things about driving. Too many motorists on too few roads is enough to ruin one's day, not to mention the impact vehicle congestion has on the environment. Now, though, an app called I'm Stuck can share the misery that comes with being lodged on ...

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    CES: Ford and Glympse hook up to give Sync location-sharing technology
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    Among the numerous apps that Ford has added to its Sync AppLink system is the location-sharing service Glympse. After The app is installed on a smartphone and the phone is paired with the AppLink interface either through Bluetooth or USB, a driver just presses the Sync button on the steering ...

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    Report: ACLU launches phone app to help motorists secretly record police stops [w/video]
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    Shortly after the New York branch of the American Civil Liberties Union created an app called Stop and Frisk Watch, in response to the law enforcement tactic of the same name, the ACLU branch in New Jersey has created a Police Tape app. It does exactly what it says on the box: records audio and, ...

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    Official: Google Maps regains ability to estimate your trip duration with traffic
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    Google Maps has reinstated the feature letting you know how long a trip will take in current traffic. According to Autoblog's sister site, Engadget, the previous algorithm didn't pass muster, so the updated calculations uses both historical and current traffic conditions to arrive at an estimated ...

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    Official: Chevy launches app to give away tons of stuff during Super Bowl
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    Because the Super Bowl isn't enough of a spectacle already, there will be 20 Chevrolet vehicles and a heap of other prizes up for grabs during the big game. General Motors has revealed the Chevy Game Time app, which, once downloaded, presents trivia questions and polls about what's happening ...

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    Android integration comes to your car's mirror [w/video]
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    Just when you thought manufacturers couldn't cram any more technology into a vehicle, CES rolls through Las Vegas to show off all-new levels of car-bound gadgetry. A company by the name of Rydeen hopes to produce a new range of stereo head units that run the Android operating system. The ...

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    CES: Gracenote MoodGrid could be in cars by year's end
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    Last year at IFA, we had a chance to check out a beta version of Gracenote's MoodGrid, an Android tablet app that automatically creates a music playlist using a 10x10 grid with Positive, Energentic, Calm and Dark criteria placed on each axis. Select a place on the graph and it automatically ...

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    Cobra introduces iRadar Community to crowdsource speed traps
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    In the ongoing technology war between cops and speeders, the guys who can't drive 55 have a new trick up their sleeves: Crowdsourcing. Radar detector gurus Cobra have announced a big upgrade to their year-old iRadar smartphone fuzz-buster, dubbed "iRadar Community." Cobra says users can now ...

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    Escort marries social networking and radar detection with Android/iPhone app [w/video]
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    Now we're not suggesting that you're a lawbreaker, but if you're a social networker and you'd like to know where speedtraps are – for no reason at all – then Escort might be able to help. Makers of the Passport line of detectors, Escort has started a mobile app-supported network ...

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    My BMW Remote app comes to Android
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    BMW might've been the first to bring iPod integration into the car and fully commit to iPhone connectivity, but like nearly every automaker on the planet, they've been slow to bring the same functionality to Android. However, that's about to end with the release of the My BMW Remote app for ...

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    MyMazda app lets you keep tabs on service schedules
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    Mazda wants to add another icon to your iPhone's menu with MyMazda, an app that lets owners pull up vehicle maintenance, service history and recall information for their vehicles in a few easy taps. The app syncs with Mazda's Customer Connect service program and can send automatic alerts and ...

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    Race of Champions coming to a smartphone near you
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    Not everyone can compete in the Race of Champions. You have to be, you know, an actual champion of something. (That something being a professional racing series of some sort.) But us ordinary Joes can do the next best thing: pretend like we're champions while playing with our smartphones. The ...

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    BMW's Ultimate Drive app crowd-sources the world's best roads
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    You might be put off by BMW's vision for the future of mobility, but if you're unconvinced of the automaker's commitment to drivers, there's an app for that. BMW's Ultimate Drive app for the iPhone and Android-powered smartphones is a prime example of how mobile technology can meld with driver ...

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    Harman to bring Android integration to cars... finally
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    With Android outselling Apple's iOS devices by a lofty margin, we've been asking every automaker when Android connectivity will finally come to cars. Automotive supplier Harman International has answered the call with its latest infotainment system, which integrates the Android Open Accessory ...

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    My Max Speed helps you beat the fuzz in court
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    Earlier this year, one poor, smartphone-toting driver was ticketed for going 40 miles per hour in 25 zone. But unlike the rest of us, he wasn't speeding. Through the use of Google MyTracks running on his Motorola Droid, a bit of spreadsheet geekery and a meeting with a judge, he was able to prove ...

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