Coming soon to both iOS and Android.
Apple tries to prevent texting and driving.
It's like a tiny nostalgia trip back to 1990.
Waze is now alerting drivers in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington when they approach historically dangerous intersections.
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.
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.
Openbay, an online marketplace app connecting customers to repair shops, has added a feature that allows mechanics to exchange photos and videos with customers.
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.
Google Maps, especially its Street View function, has redefined the way we use maps. The tech giant just launched an update for its mobile app on Android and iOS with a variety of useful, new features.
Apple unveiled its iOS in the Car operating system during the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference last June. During the keynote, it showed off how iOS 7 could be adapted to work as an automotive infotainment system. Since then, Apple has been mum on the subject, but the first demo of the new OS has leaked out from developer Steven Troughton-Smith.
Smartphones can enhance driving by acting as GPS systems, but Hudway takes the concept to the next level with its app, which turns any device running iOS (and in February 2014, Android) into a heads-up display that can be viewed on your windshield in low-visibility and low-light situations.
This is Anki Drive. Developed by Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner, three doctorate-level robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, Anki Drive blends what we'd traditionally call slot-car racing with a Mario Kart-like ability to assault your competition and a Borg-like ability to learn and evolve. It's been shown at two of Apple's World Wide Developers Conferences, which is saying something, considering the caliber of the developers that get invited to the fruit company's annual event
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2K, the well-know sports gaming goliath, and the creators of the Project Gotham Racing series (and Metropolis Street Racer, if you remember the Sega Dreamcast), have announced a new racing game for the iPhone and iPad, 2K Drive. The mobile racing title will launch this fall as a premium title. Autoblog will be a content provider, delivering news to players via the in-game newsfeed. We're stoked.