Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption
Away from phones and focused on products for businesses.
The new partnership goes beyond the companies' work together on Sync 3.
Apple's grabbing software engineers in the North from QNX.
Dan Dodge comes from BlackBerry's QNX automotive software arm.
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 technology into cars with its pioneering Sync system, and, though reality didn't turn out as such, Ford's
Lexus is trying a new recipe with the all-new 2013 GS. We aren't here to go in depth with drive impressions--head to Autoblog for those--we'd rather tell you about the tech ingredients that make the new GS a savory entrée.
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.
Ford has finally done it. After a troubled first year, MyFord Touch will get the upgrade we've all been waiting for. Ford says they have updated over 1000 screens. But is it enough?
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 – like a Porsche – more about function than form. Leave it to Noah Joseph
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.
Technology seems to be the natural enemy of traditional AM/FM radio. First came cassette and CD players, then Satellite Radio, and now wireless iPod connectivity, offering a completely customizable listening experience. But, in an ironic turn, Internet Radio apps could become the unlikely savior of AM/FM stations.
All hail the Prius van. That's what V stands for, right? Actually, Toyota says the V is for versatility. That sounds about right; after all it's pretty much a Prius with a larger cargo area.
If you're among those waiting for the Volt's price to drop before buying, then today is your day. Well...sort of. GM announced earlier today that they will be shaving $1,005 off the base price of the 2012 Chevy Volt. Of course, there's one small catch.
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.