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Honda says it is ahead of schedule in massive airbag recalls

Honda says it is ahead of schedule in massive airbag recalls.

You won't need an iPhone for true mobile integration

Toyota joined the modern era when it started adding CarPlay to its vehicles early in 2018, but that hasn't done you much good if you're an Android user. You might get some relief soon, though. Bloomberg sources said that Toyota has agreed to put direct Android Auto support in its cars, with an announcement as soon as October. You could use the feature through Ford's SmartDeviceLink before, but that limited both their appearance on the center screen and limited their data access. Toyota wouldn't

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Together they'll take on Spotify and Apple Music

Together they'll take on Spotify and Apple Music.

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New Rebel version gets big screen, plus tech and upscale enhancements

New version of the Rebel gets tech and luxury enhancements.

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Device sits on your dash and connects to your phone via Bluetooth

The device sits on your dash and connects to your phone via Bluetooth.

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Good news for Apple Maps haters

Good news for Apple Maps haters

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And nav company TomTom's stock takes a beating

And nav company TomTom's stock takes a beating

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Bluetooth audio and navigation are the two biggest bonuses

Bluetooth audio and navigation are the two biggest bonuses.

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Another day, another teaser — but this one is pretty clear

Another day, another teaser — but this one is pretty clear.

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Owners can get already-purchased cars upgraded as well

Owners can get already-purchased cars upgraded as well.

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They're not perfect, but they are an improvement

They're not perfect, but they are an improvement

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How premium offerings made aftermarket audio all but obsolete

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Prototype jacket features turn indicators and brake lights

Ford's smart jacket aims to solve a number of safety issues related to commuting on a bicycle.

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Huzzah! You'll no longer need to watch your iPhone in the cupholder

Huzzah! You'll no longer need to watch your iPhone in the cupholder.

OTA Connect will help add new features to existing cars

Like the weather, everyone talks about over-the-air (OTA) software updates for cars, but no one really does much about it, except for Tesla. Until now. Starting today, Here, the company known for its automotive mapping services, hopes to change this and help keep car electronics current with its new OTA Connect services.

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Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

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Responds to voice commands right in the infotainment system

From Bluetooth syncing to systems like CarPlay and Android Auto, the link between your smartphone and car grows closer every day. Today, Ford announced that its Sync 3 infotainment system will now have full Waze integration, meaning you can natively use the community-based traffic and navigation app in Ford vehicles. While we knew that has been in the works for months, the app can now be used with hands-free voice controls.

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A clever design that still has room for improvement

One of the greatest design challenges in the modern automotive industry is an infotainment system that provides loads of capabilities, but is also easy-to-use and not overly distracting. Touch screens have been leading the way as the favored option, but Acura is trying a new design that relies on a touch pad with some unique tweaks to separate it from similar systems, such as those seen in competing Lexus models. And we got to try it out in the first production application, the 2019 Acura RDX co

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You'll be able to use voice commands for many functions in a few years

Volvo has announced new details in its partnership with Google, saying it's working with the Silicon Valley behemoth to embed Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other voice-controlled services into Volvo's next-generation Sensus infotainment system.

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Here's a car-shopping checklist of infotainment functions to test

Here's a quick checklist of infotainment functions to test and questions to ask when new-car shopping.

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