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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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JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo -- that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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HUDs are in more new cars, and they're about to get more sophisticated

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Tons of potential.

The days of Uconnect, SYNC, Cue, and more may be numbered.

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Google Maps shows you the hot spots.

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Android Auto will soon run entirely on your phone while offering the same features as if it were connected to your dash.

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Waze is now alerting drivers in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington when they approach historically dangerous intersections.

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The carmaker has partnered with Drivemode to create a concept vehicle that completely replaces the head unit with a phone and a free app.

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Faraday Future offers a free app on iTunes and Google Play that lets users explore the FFZERO1 concept car inside and out with augmented reality.

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Your Android Apps, Front And Center

With Android Auto, it's possible to harness the power of your Google-powered smartphone and use it in your car in a way that doesn't distract the driver.

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Volvo now has apps for iOS and Android covering a lot of these functions, but only the new On Call for Band 2 app allows for voice commands.

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Porsche allegedly doesn't offer Android Auto in the refreshed 911 out of privacy concerns, but Google maintains that it's not collecting much of this information.

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Ford's new app update lets EV drivers unlock and monitor vehicles right from their wrists.

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Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline."

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All Cadillacs To Get Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

The next-generation Cadillac SRX is officially being renamed the XT5 when it debuts early next year. Meanwhile, 2016 Caddys get a faster CUE infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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Updated versions of the FCA Owner apps from Mopar offer an increased array of functions to help the driver of any Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Fiat or Alfa Romeo.