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Techsplanations: Infotainment

From Bluetooth connectivity, to in-car apps, we decode the latest hi-tech infotainment systems

From Bluetooth connectivity to in-car apps, we decode the latest hi-tech infotainment systems

Apple's Siri Coming To Honda And Acura

Less than 12 months since Apple announced "Eyes Free" Siri integration, we have another automaker officially jumping on board.

Apple Announces Siri-Enabled Eyes Free Car Integration, Google-less Maps App At WWDC 2012

Monday at Apple's WWDC keynote, VP of iOS software, Scott Forstall, made the announcement that Apple will finally be getting involved with the auto industry. It has been a long time coming. Many automakers have already tried to persuade the big fruit to collaborate on in-car tech, but it was always rumored that Apple wasn't interested. But now, it seems they have changed their minds and want to make their Siri voice recog

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Out With Maps, In With Apps

Chevrolet Sonic and Spark to use app for navigation system

Chevrolet will debut an all new navigation system with its small cars, one that will use the driver's phone to provide a navigation system for the vehicle.

The 2013 Lexus GS Adds Tech, Apps, And A Huge Screen [VIDEO]

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.

Chronolyze unleashes the potential of Porsche's Sport Chrono Plus

Chronolyze software – Click above for high-res image gallery of screen shots

Report: NSC decrees all cell phone driving as dangerous, cites 30 studies

Surprise, surprise. The National Safety Council just released a report saying that all cell phone use while driving – even hands-free – is potentially dangerous and "risky behavior." The study includes some pretty scary figures, including this one: At any tim

Details on Mazda1 revealed

High energy costs and growth in emerging markets have automakers scrambling to downsize their product plans, and ultra-small transportation like the VW up! is bound to bring low-cost city cars to the masses. Mazda intends to be a serious player in this burgeoning segment and will unveil the Mazda1 concept in Paris this fall, expected to look like the sketch above and influenced by the Chris Shunk

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 Lincoln product. All up, Sync will be available in 12 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products this fall, and, it'll eventually spread to nearly all Blue Oval products within the next two years. Some high-s

A HUD for all occassions: GlobalTop GPS & Bluetooth HUD Speedmeter

How would you like to have a gadget that sits on your dash and projects your speed and other vital info onto your windshield so you can focus your eyes on the road instead of the gauge cluster? Heads-Up Displays (HUD) have been around for eons, most effectively employed in aircraft, but with some automotive use, as well. But the system has pretty much been limited to high end models or a few GM models like the Corvette and Pontiac Grand Prix. Now a company is about to start offering HUD for the

Fiat unveils new Ducato commercial vehicle

Fiat's new Ducato has been unveiled in advance of its European debut. The commercial van will be twinned with models the automaker's PSA partners, Peugeot and Citroen. The joint venture project is part of the Sevel group (Società Europea Veicoli Leggeri – European Light Vehicle Company, an arrangement created in 1978.