Hyundai introduces its Virtual Guide, and augmented reality app that puts the most common owner's manual searches on your phone or tablet.
Red Bull Racing employs a paddock 'spy' who keeps tabs on Formula One grand prix goings-on and gossip, in addition to having a front-row, behind-the-scenes seat in one of the sport's top teams. The energy drink firm has just given him a larger platform for his intel with the Red Bull Racing Spy app, available now for free on Apple iTunes.
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 during the broadcast. Get the right answer or the most common answer, and you're put in a drawing for one of those numerous gifts.
At CES this year, we sat down with Johan de Nysschen and Dr. Peter Steiner from Audi to discuss the automaker's future infotainment plans. At the time, Steiner mentioned that his team had looked into the possibility of an integrated app store built into the MMI system. And Audi isn't alone.
Here's a shocker for our loyal readers – Volkswagen has just released a special app just for the iPad. Sarcasm aside, the German automaker has released a new consumer magazine for the tablet called the Digital Automotive Space, or DAS. The company plans to publish content on its products via the digital magazine quarterly, and it will be available in five languages. VW says the app will feature plenty of tricks that will be unavailable anywhere else, including unique 360-degree images, vid
Skobbler has introduced a completely free, turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone, with one new and unusual detail: you help play the role of cartographer. Sort of like Linux for thoroughfares, you download the Skobbler app and then use CloudMade, a community-sourced mapping to add "hyperlocal" detail to the map, which Skrobbler then updates on its servers. The more information gets added by community mappers, the more detailed and up-to-date the instructions are available to the nav-app's u
Because you need one more app on your iPhone and then you... um, win? StreetFire introduces its StreetVid app for instant access to all the two- and four-wheeled hoonage you can stand, plus its weekly shows and caption contests. If the soon-to-come iPhone 4G really does video, it'll be even easier for you to "upload yourself doing something stupid." Not the kind of thing that will make you any more productive, but it will put more smoking rubber in your pocket, and that's why we're all really he
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 altecachers still prefer "Generation Y") love their smart phones and social networks the way the Baby Boomers loved the Beatles and Generation X loved moping around and bad tribal tattoos.
The season of hitting the roads to places you don't really want to go, so that you can give gifts you didn't really want to buy and eat food you don't really like has begun. Naturally, a lot more people on the road means a lot more folks getting lost. Fear not, you invincible iPhone-equipped holiday travelers: Appcast has ranked the created a list of navigation apps taking into account 31 different features and metrics.
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