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    Report: Ford ditching Microsoft in favor of BlackBerry QNX for next-gen Sync?
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    Ask the average consumer – at least, those who follow the goings-on in the automotive industry – which carmaker they'd most closely associate Microsoft, and the answer you'd most likely get would be Ford. The Blue Oval automaker, after all, was at the forefront of bringing Microsoft ...

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    Report: Volkswagen shuts down after-hours e-mail, allows employees to have lives again
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    Add this one to the list of reasons Europeans have it better than we do, right after diesels and manual transmissions: No more "catching up on e-mail" while you should be spending time with your family. Or sleeping. Or watching Baywatch reruns. According to the BBC, Volkswagen has bowed to ...

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    Official: Yes, Porsche Design has made its own Blackberry
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    While its styling has refined over successive generations, you don't buy a Porsche for how it looks. You buy one for how it works. And the same could be said of a BlackBerry. The favorite communications tool of businesspeople worldwide and a number of private consumers as well, the BlackBerry is ...

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    Report: BlackBerry outage coincides with reduced number of traffic accidents
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    When BlackBerry servers crashed between Tuesday and Thursday last week, owners of the popular business phones were left without a tool they've come to rely on. At the same time, the server crash could have made roads in the Middle East that much safer. The National reports that traffic accidents ...

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    Official: Apple to reject apps that include DUI checkpoints
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    In conjunction with this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, and part of the new approval process includes a section that prohibits the inclusion of DUI checkpoints in iOS apps. Section 22.8 states: Apps which contain DUI checkpoints ...

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    Audi introducing roadside assistant apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry
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    Audi is rolling out a new roadside assistance app for owners equipped with an iPhone, Blackberry or Android device, and drivers with older Audis can get in on the action as well. Once you've download the app from the corresponding store, you enter your VIN and some basic personal information, ...

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    Video: Hands-on with Jaguar's next-gen mobile integration for Blackberry
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    Jaguar trotted out a modified version of its XJ to Blackberry World 2011, RIM's international developer's conference, with a prototype smartphone integration system developed in conduction with Denso, RealVNC and RIM. The setup works much like Terminal Mode, porting the smartphone's (in this ...

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    Bentley launches line of branded leather smartphone, iPad cases
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    Bentley leather accessories – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In keeping with the times and the fact that most of its customers are using their iPhones and iPads and Blackberries like it's their job, Bentley has released a line of leather cases for these devices in conjunction with ...

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    BMW announces pricing for 2011 X3
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    2011 BMW X3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're about to drive the 2011 BMW X3, but before we get behind the wheel, BMW has announced pricing for its next-gen. cute 'ute, and as before, the new CUV will be offered in two trims. The base X3 xDrive28i, which features a 240 ...

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    Lexus launches iPhone app for Lexus Enform users
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    In-car infotainment and emergency aids like Sync, OnStar, COMAND and iDrive might be the pin-ups who get the boys' attention, but there's another beauty in the corner quietly adding features and getting into better shape: Lexus Enform. Toyota's luxury brand hasn't put the bullhorn to work for ...

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    BMW introducing iPad docks for back seats, iPhone 4 integration
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    BMW ConnectedDrive – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Good news, Apple fans. BMW has turned up the level of smart phone integration in its vehicles in a big way. The company will be showing off its new ConnectedDrive system at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The swank tech not only boasts ...

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    Viper releases SmartStart for Android devices
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    Up until now, anyone with an iPhone or Blackberry and a vehicle with a Viper alarm system could control a range of features from their SmartStart-equipped smartphone. Now Viper is extending that functionality to Google-powered devices through its free app in the Android Marketplace. Vehicles ...

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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: There's a (new) app for that
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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee iPhone App – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Chrysler has decided to move the owner's manual for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee out of the paper world and into the ethereal realm of the iPhone App. According to the company, users will have access to all of ...

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    RIM and BMW collaborate on iDrive-controlled BlackBerry integration [w/video]
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    BMW iDrive BlackBerry connectivity – Click above to view the video after the jump
    Research In Motion has been hard at work bringing new ways to integrate the functionality of its BlackBerry devices into the automobile. We recently brought you news of RIM's acquisition of QNX Software ...

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    2011 Ford Fiesta to include AppLink, voice-control Blackberry and Android apps [w/videos]
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    Ford SYNC with AppLink – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On our way to Stanford last week, we came across a murdered-out Toyota Prius with an "I♥OPEC" vanity plate. Prime Twitter fodder if we've ever seen it. Unfortunately, even with our smartphone streaming navigation ...

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    BMW introduces smartphone app for roadside assistance
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    BMW Roadside Assistance smartphone app – Click above for image gallery
    When it comes to the side of the road, let's just say you're not looking to get more familiar with it. Being stuck there is bad enough; being stuck there in a luxury car might be considered even worse. BMW wants to take ...

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    RIM's latest acquisition could bring Blackberry integration to the automobile
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    Ask the average auto enthusiast what RIM stands for and they'll probably think of wheels. To gadget freaks, however, it's shorthand for Research In Motion, the Canadian electronics company behind the Blackberry. Those two worlds could be heading on a collision course, however, if the latest ...

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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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    Mercedes-Benz and Hughes release app-based "mbrace" telematics for iPhone, Blackberry
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    Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Hughes Telematics to begin offering a new system that allows drivers to enable dozens of their vehicles features with their Apple iPhone or Blackberry. Dubbed "mbrace," the telematics setup covers everything from locking and unlocking doors to contacting roadside ...

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    "Bonjour, Michel": CitroŽn C6 Office -- like KITT for French businessmen
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    Click above for a gallery of the Citroen C6 OfficeCitroën and Intersection magazine have integrated KITT-like visual style with a number of in-car distractions to create the C6 Office, a rolling style project aimed at European business overlords. It'll make its debut at the Cannes Film ...

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