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    Toyota gets in on the iPod integration game

    When a new car lists "iPod Jack" in its feature list, you never know just how much of a feature that really is. Sometimes it just means your iPod will play and charge while plugged in to the car stereo, but forget about changing artists or choosing a new playlist unless you fish it out of ...

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    Meant to be: Audi integrates the iPhone

    var digg_url = ''; With both Audi and Apple's minimalist design ethos, it was simply a matter of time before they joined forces and offered a way to integrate the new iPhone across the four-ringed lineup. Any Audi model equipped ...

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    Ford lets you Sync for just $395

    Every now and then carmakers come out with gadgets that actually make life a little easier, but then charge the world for it. Not Ford, as its new Sync voice-activated in-car communications and entertainment system can be optioned at a relatively low $395, or you can get it completely free with any ...

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    Only the beginning: hard drives in cars

    There's already been a silent technology explosion in automobiles over the last ten years. Command and control has become largely a computerized affair. With high and low speed data buses throughout the automobile, your car is basically a network. It used to be that you'd press the power window ...

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    States looking to crack down on in-vehicle electronics

    Cell phone usage has proven to be very distracting for drivers, and several states have banned the use of the hand-held devices for drivers. Now lawmakers in a dozen states are taking a broader approach to what electronic devices should be banned. Although there is little in the way of concrete ...

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    NPR's Car Talk podcast added to iTunes Music Store

    Car Talk is celebrating 20 years on NPR, and the self-effacing, often goofy show is now available in iTunes. It's exciting to "play along" and see if you come up with the same answer as brothers Tom and Ray, an now you can do that at your leisure. We have our local NPR station's schedule memorized, ...

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    VW + LG = MP3

    You might say that, in terms of broad market appeal, the iPod is the VW of personal electronics. If that's the case, then what happens when Volkswagen comes out with a digital media player of its own? The German automaker has teamed up with LG to produce a special MP3 player designed and branded as ...

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    Why the new AppleTV should be in your car

    var digg_url = ''; When Apple's low-cost Mac Mini computer debuted, it wasn't long before industrious hackers took advantage of its small form factor to create some incredible in-car installs. There have always been some major ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Scion's xB gets bigger and less boxy (w/ VIDEO!)

    click above image to view XX high-resolution images of the redesigned Scion xB var digg_url = ''; Scion VP Mark Templin claims that his company is more in touch with its buyers than any other brand, and what xB owners wanted ...

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    Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #4: UPDATE

    Heading into the weekend and all the festivities surrounding the Detroit Auto Show means we won't have another chance to remind everyone to enter the Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #4. The prize at stake in our final celebration of the new Autoblog Podcast is an 80GB iPod Video valued at ...

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    Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #3: Winner announced!

    Congratulations are in order for Patrick S. whose submission to the Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #3 was randomly selected as the winner. Patrick will receive an 8GB iPod Nano just for listening to the show.Our final Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes will begin later today when we ...

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    Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #2: Update

    The first Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes received a grand total of 121 submissions over the course of a week. In less than two days, the Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #2, the prize for which is a 2GB iPod Nano, has attracted over 100 submissions. Obviously you all are catching on to ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #50: The Relaunch! Win an iPod Shuffle for listening

    The Autoblog Podcast has arrived at a big milestone – the 50th episode. We've updated the podcast with a professional production process and a polished sound, as well as a new logo and it's now easier to locate in the Podcast Directory of iTunes (Hint: Games and Hobbies > Automotive). On ...

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    Autoblog Podcast Relaunch Sweepstakes #1: iPod Shuffle

    An entirely new Autoblog Podcast will debut later today when we post the 50th episode, and to celebrate we're giving stuff away! We'll be giving away iPods of various sizes over the next four episodes of the podcast, and we're starting with an iPod shuffle. After all, what better prize could we ...

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    British motorists rejoice! Griffin iTrip legalized in the UK

    Many motorists find an iPod as essential a driving companion (for better or worse) as a cup of coffee or loose change. Unfortunately, many drivers in the UK found themselves without a viable solution for marrying auto with iPod thanks to a decades-old law that prevented the use of FM transmitters ...

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    Jada Toys' I-Playaz VW Beetle iPod speaker

    Brother blog Engadget just tipped us off to something they thought we might like just as much as they did. It's a new iPod speaker system from Jada Toys. Not that the world needed another iPod speaker system, but this one is a whole lot of fun. This one, in fact, comes in the funky shape of a ...

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    Audi Music Interface takes iPod integration to a new level

    The Audi super-forum, Fourtitude, recently had a chance to sample the automaker's newest attempt at iPod integration in an S8, while joined by Audi of America's Product Planning Manager Filip Brabec. The new system, dubbed the Audi Music Interface (AMI), builds on the MMI system in the A3, A4, S4 ...

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    VW gives customers the axe: electric guitar comes with every vehicle

    While many automakers are scrambling to increase the music quotient in their cars via the addition of auxiliary inputs, a.k.a. iPod jacks, Volkswagen has announced the V-dubs Rock promotion today that turns up the wick on in-car entertainment. Beginning today and lasting through December 31st, ...

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    The auto safe

    This is the kind of black box we want in our cars... GizMag brought to our attention a physical security device (read: safe) that prevents opportunistic smash-and-grab theft that occurs sometimes when thieves see so much as a PDA cable or cell phone charger. The AutoSafe hooks into your vehicle via ...

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    Steve Jobs hearts Autoblog

    click image to enlarge a bitWe try not to be a toot-our-own-horn kind of blog, but a few of us are just way too into Macs to let this one slide by. While watching the keynote given by Steve Jobs on the progress of OSX 10.5 Leopard in August (you can watch the video here), reader Dewey K. noticed ...


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