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    Continental announces Android-based Autolinq to compete with Sync
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    Every carmaker has seen Ford's success in promoting its Sync technology, and they want a piece of that pie - as do many suppliers. Sync is built on top of a Microsoft-developed software platform and after a couple of years of Ford exclusivity, Kia just announced a similar system called Uvo. At ...

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    GM and OnStar unveil Volt mobile apps, we try them out [w/videos]
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    It's time for the Consumer Electronics Show and so it's also time for the techiest cars on the road (and those which haven't quite made it there yet) to strut their stuff. General Motors and OnStar took a little time last night to show off the Volt mobile apps that will launch with the car, which ...

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    Ford goes open source, gets students to develop phone apps for Sync
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    Before we get into the nitty and/or gritty of what Ford is up to with their pending Sync app store, we should share with you a few facts FoMoCo shared with us. In 2010 fully 28 percent of the driving population will be between the ages of 16 and 31. These folks, known as Millenials (though us ...

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    Review: Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation on Android 2.0
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    Google maps turn by turn navigation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that we've been openly critical of the prices charged by automakers for built-in GPS navigation systems. Frankly, paying $2,000 or more for an in-dash system when you can buy stand-alone navigation ...

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    Google phone designers plot for "The End of Driving" with autonomobile
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    Mike and Maaike's Autonomobile – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In Possible Future Scenario #317-B, San Francisco industrial design firm Mike and Maaike presents the atnmbl (get it? – "autonomobile"). Less a car than an autonomous, seven-person mobile living room, the atnmbl is ...

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    Google Android open-source OS could come to cars
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    It's no secret that our cars are quickly becoming extensions of our data-crazed lives. Everywhere we go, we surround ourselves with electronics meant to make our lives more convenient. Plus, most of these gadgets are just plain cool. Microsoft and Ford started something with the SYNC system and ...

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