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    Good riddance: The demise of the in-dash CD player is nigh
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    A few short years ago, getting a CD player or better yet, a multidisc changer in your car was an upgrade. Now, the little silver disc has taken up residence with cassettes as cast-off technology. Even with the cheap digital to analog converters that are in car stereos, CDs have a sound advantage ...

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    VW + LG = MP3
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    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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    Jam Session: Automotive Orchestra
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    One of the curses I've faced as a recording engineer is that the symphony of every day life drills itself through my skull. It can be quite distracting. People try to converse with you, and all you can focus on is the groovy rhythm coming from a rattly interior bit. Avant-garde musicians and ...

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    Watch a Hyundai spot, get a free song
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    It's helpful if you like The Ataris. Hyundai is hoping to lure internet users with a banner ad that no doubt touts the free song. When clicked, the banner initiates a download, plays the song, and also pops up a 20-second commercial featuring the Elantra. You could also opt for the cellphone ...

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    Slacker brings internet radio into your car
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    It's like Pandora for your car! Slacker, a new web-based radio website has just launched this week. The channel selection is very similar to what's available on XM or Sirius, and we liken it to Pandora because the number of songs you can skip is limited, but the selection is large and the ...

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    VIDEO: Mercury's got Morningwood
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    First, Mercury uses Spokesmodel Jill Wagner, who apparently leaves more of an impression on viewers than the cars she's shilling. Then there's the "youthful" music likely picked by a wonk in the ad agency. The band's name is Morningwood. Yup. The very same thing that is not likely to afflict the ...

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    VIDEO: Cruisin' Monte Carlo with Jay-Z, Dale jr. and Danica
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    It's not often that we post video footage from BET, but Jay-Z's latest music video for "Show Me What You Got" makes us wonder if we haven't been missing something. The video puts some hip-hop flava' on the James Bond theme, set in Monaco with Jay-Z cruisin' the streets of Monte Carlo, ridin' ...

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    VW gives customers the axe: electric guitar comes with every vehicle
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    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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    Audi Tracks hit the Audi Deutschland web site
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    In case you were in dire need of some tunes to accompany you while driving through the streets of, er, tomorrow, the Audi Deutschland web site hooked us all up with some cool free tunes, including soundtracks for various vehicles, including the A6 (a personal favorite), R10 and A3. Our ...

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    Woo-Hah! Busta Rhymes gives colorful commentary on Ferrari 360 crash
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    **NOT SAFE FOR WORK** Rapper/actor Busta Rhymes takes a moment and kills time with a video camera while cops process a crash involving a Ferrari 360 spyder that's encroached on buddy's crib. Hear Busta's colorful commentary on the other onlookers around him, a run-down of the contents of his ...

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