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Automakers' sound systems: Crank it, don't yank it

How premium offerings made aftermarket audio all but obsolete

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CES 2018 brings a buffet of automotive tech — here's a taste

Automakers and suppliers will again expose an excess of innovations in Las Vegas

For going on three decades, CES is the reason I don't make New Year's resolutions, like going on a diet or quitting drinking. While I realize that this is certainly a champagne problem, heading to Vegas is not my ideal way to kick off the new year. Or even end it, since I'm not a fan of Sin City. Whereas most people go to Vegas expecting to pig out on all-you-can-eat buffets and engage in all-night drinking and gambling binges, I've made the trek since 1989 to consume as much as I c

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Samsung buys Harman for $8 billion to gain connectivity know-how

With one fell swoop, the South Korean giant takes hold of a great chunk of tech.

The purchase is the largest ever overseas deal by a South Korean company.

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Apple hires navigation guru from Harman

Apple doubles down on its mapping services by hiring Sinisa Durekovic, the man behind the Harman navigation system used by BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.

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Microsoft, Harman envision the connected car as an office [UPDATE]

Microsoft and Harman want to help drivers get their work done behind the wheel by safely bringing Office 365 to auto infotainment systems.

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Supplier says Jeep Cherokee hack only affects FCA cars

Harman believes that there aren't similar software vulnerabilities as the one in the Uconnect system that the company supplies to FCA.

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Did Neil Young just spill the beans on a 2016 Lincoln Continental? [w/video]

Neil Young may be better known as a singer-songwriter and rock n' roll icon than he is for his involvement with cars, but the Canadian-born musician is not without his automotive credentials. His latest book, after all, is titled "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars," and one of his most famous songs, "Long May You Run," was written about his old station wagon. But does that mean he's got an inside line on new cars coming out?

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Lincoln to get high-end Harman Revel audio in 2015

"They've never been in autos before, and this is going to be an absolute point of differentiation for us." – Matt VanDyke

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Hand gesture controls coming to a car near you?

It looks as if the gesture-sensitive interface for the Cadillac Cue infotainment system is just the beginning of gesture integration in our vehicles. Wired reports that Microsoft is already investigating ways to incorporate technology lifted from its Xbox Kinect. Likewise, Harman has unveiled a new system that recognizes both

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Hondalink EV is new cloud-based infotainment, charging system for Fit EV, Accord Plug-In [w/video]

Honda let the cat officially out of the bag today, revealing details about its new HondaLink infotainment system that will be featured in the new 2013 Accord. The new midsize sedan doesn't launch until the fall, but the Japanese automa

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Honda reveals new cloud-based infotainment system [w/video]

Honda let the cat officially out of the bag today, revealing details about its new HondaLink infotainment system that will be featured in the new 2013 Accord. The new midsize sedan doesn't launch until the fall, but the Japanese automa

BMW and Hyundai work with tech consortium on in-vehicle networking

While BMW (and by relation, Mini) have been pioneering in-car connectivity for the last few years, Hyundai is still playing catch-up. The Korean automaker's focus has been squarely set on bringing world-beating products to market, but consumer demand for infotainment systems isn't abating. So Hyundai is joining BMW and a range of technology companies to work on t

Harman to bring Android integration to cars... finally

With Android outselling Apple's iOS devices by a lofty margin, we've been asking every automaker when Android connectivity will finally come to cars. Automotive supplier Harman International has answered the call with its latest infotainment system, which integrates the Android Open Accessory Protocol to allow users to connect their Google-powered smartphone or tablet and control their devices through the head unit, steering wheel buttons or voice commands.