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    Video: BMW tests M Lap Timer App with M4 Coupe at Brands Hatch
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    The 2015 BMW M4 looks to include all the necessary ingredients to offer dynamite driving experience. It's an M car after all. But in today's constantly connected world, the experience of hurtling a car around a track isn't always enough. We want data, and while there are some solid telemetry ...

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    Video: This is Lexus' trick 3D ad in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue
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    Having driven its RC F into the party at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Lexus is making the most of the exposure. We recently saw the blue coupe showing off its L-Finesse curves with a curvaceous Lisalla Montenegro. And a new video shows how the magazine ad will also work without a ...

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    Official: You can now order Domino's pizza from your Sync-equipped Ford
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    The news keeps pouring in from the Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, and the latest comes from Ford which has announced two new apps for its Sync AppLink system. First up is a cooperative app launched by Ford together with Domino's Pizza that lets drivers of the former order ...

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    Official: Mercedes teams with Pebble for smartwatch tech
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    Most automakers have realized by now that a good infotainment system is a must-have feature for many buyers, and have, as a result, invested increasing amounts of time and money developing these technologies. But some automakers are going above and beyond in-car entertainment and navigation ...

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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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    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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    Video: BMW readying impressive track-focused M Power App
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    There are a lot of questionable automotive apps that people put on their smartphones these days, but BMW has created what could be one of the most useful and integrated car apps ever. The new M Power App, which will be available this summer only for Apple iPhones, allows BMW owners a whole new ...

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    Report: Facebook buying nav/traffic app Waze for $1B?
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    TechCrunch reports that Facebook is moving to purchase the navigation and traffic app Waze for a lofty sum. The buy would be the latest in a long line of high-dollar acquisitions by the social networking site, and both sides of the acquisition have reportedly entered into advanced due diligence ...

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    Official: NHTSA SaferCar app allows consumers to track safety ratings, recalls
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    While many car shoppers say safety is a big factor in their choice of new car, there hasn't been an easy to way to access data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The government agency's website is clunky at best, and close to unusable on mobile devices. That's why NHTSA ...

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    Quick Play: Table Top Racing
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    Studio Playrise Digital has recently launched a clever new micro-scaled racing game for Apple's App Store, called Table Top Racing ($2.99). As the name indicates, the basic theme for the iPhone and iPad app is that of a kid staging imaginative "races" with toy cars – all along the surfaces ...

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    Official: Father and son create What's Faster app for iPad [w/video]
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    If you've ever pondered on whether an Apache helicopter is faster than a Bugatti Veyron, a father and son duo have come up with an iPad app that can help you out with your quandary. The What's Faster app lines up over 625,000 comparisons across a total of 32 categories, including everything from ...

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    CES: Inrix introduces first global system to guide your car to empty parking spaces
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    When the book The Secret and the law of attraction was all the rage, one of the most common examples we heard of how people used their innate ability to create whatever they wanted in the world was some variation on, "I envisioned there being an open parking spot." Now you can skip the book and ...

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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: Will your next car feature Bluetooth-enabled, self-adjusting seats? [w/video]
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    At one time, recently at that, the 22-way adjustable seat was a marvel – especially since we didn't know our own bodies even had 22 different ways to be seated comfortably. Automotive supplier Faurecia plans on going well beyond that, however, with its prototype Bluetooth-enabled SmartFit ...

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    Video: Siri can now start your car with Viper SmartStart app
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    Siri has made it pretty easy to do many tasks on your iPhone, but thanks to Viper Alarm, she can now help you start your car, too. Viper's SmartStart 3.0 gives any smartphone the ability to perform many remote functions on a car by using the alarm system's app, but only iPhone 4S and 5 users can ...

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    Video: GoPro unveils Hero3, free app for Apple iPod and iPad [w/video]
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    The minds at GoPro have been busy lately. Earlier this month, the company pulled the wraps off its long-awaited app for the iPhone and iPad. When combined with the optional WiFi BacPac for the Hero2, the application can link to multiple cameras to change settings on the fly, as well as preview ...

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    Video: Audi creates custom A4 slot car track [w/video]
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    Audi recently whipped up an interesting piece of advertising in Toronto's Royal Bank Plaza. Partnering with Slot Mods USA, the German manufacturer created a handmade slot car track, complete with a set of scale Audi A4 models. Slot Mods USA employed some pretty interesting tech to create the ...

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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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    Report: Livio developing common standard for using apps in cars
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    We can't see any way for Mr. LaHood and his crusaders against distracted driving to win; consumers want access to their connected lives even while behind the wheel and they're going to find a way to get it. Even if it means not being able to actually use a cellphone, manufacturers are right now ...

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    Video: Reckless Racing 2 video game turned into radio-controlled reality
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    If you've never played Reckless Racing 2, odds are you've taken the helm of similar games in the past. Players are given control of a vehicle viewed from above as it bashes its way around a dirt track with other cars. Sony Ericsson recently partnered up with noted car hacker James Brighton to ...

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