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Jaguar Land Rover rolls out what3words geocoding tech to vehicles already on the road

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker to integrate geocoding company what3words into its cars and SUVs. JLR said Thursday that it will incorporate both its new and used vehicles with the voice-act

Apple challenges Google for a larger slice of your dashboard

Apple said Monday that its next-generation CarPlay system will power the vehicle’s entire instrument cluster, the next move in its battle against Android Automotive OS, Google’s in-vehicle operati

Here’s how to hack CarPlay into a Tesla or F-150

Want to make your old vehicle feel newer? Add a new stereo. Twenty years ago, that would involve ripping out the stock radio and sliding in a new Pioneer head unit and maybe a pair of subwoofers. This

Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ entertainment system gains new features and ‘add to queue’ functionality

Spotify’s $90 in-car entertainment system “Car Thing,” which went on sale to the general public in February, is gaining a number of new features. The company announced today it would

Infiniti will offer CarPlay as a free upgrade to ‘most’ 2020 and 2021 models

Infiniti announced on Thursday that it will offer CarPlay to 2020 and 2021 QX80, Q50, Q60 and Q60 SUV owners as a free upgrade. Local dealerships will handle installing the updated software.

Your iPhone could eventually control your car’s climate and seats

A new report claims Apple is developing a CarPlay upgrade codenamed "IronHeart" that would let you use your iPhone to control the climate system, radio, seats and even the instrument clusters.

Google Maps comes to Apple’s watchOS and CarPlay dashboard

Google Maps is now also available on the Apple Watch so you can get your walking, biking and driving directions right on your wrist. Don’t expect to get a full-blown Maps app on your wrist, thou

BMW says ‘ja’ to Android Auto

BMW today announced that it is finally bringing Android Auto to its vehicles, starting in July 2020. With that, it will join Apple’s CarPlay in the company’s vehicles. The first live demo

Porsche is integrating Apple Music into the all-electric Taycan

Porsche said Monday it will integrate Apple Music into its upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car, the first time the music streaming service has been offered as a standalone app within a vehicle. Th

Google’s new version of Android Auto focuses on Assistant

Google is starting to roll out an updated version of its in-car platform, Android Auto, that aims to make it easier and safer for drivers to use. The version, which was first revealed during Google I

You can now ask your car how your stock is trading

TD Ameritrade has integrated with in-vehicle software platforms Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon’s Echo Auto to give customers the ability to check their stock portfolio or get the latest

Google refreshes Android Auto with new features and a darker look

Android Auto — the in-car platform that brings the look and functions of a smartphone to the vehicle’s central screen — is getting a new look and improved navigation and communication features t

Apple says CarPlay will now support third party navigation and mapping apps

Big news for CarPlay, Apple’s in-car service that lets a vehicle’s display act as a controller and ‘reader’ of your iPhone. At WWDC, Apple today announced that it will now let

Ford cars are getting a new ‘voice-controlled co-driver’ thanks to Sygic

Ford vehicles equipped with the automaker’s SYNC 3 infotainment system will soon have access to a new voice-powered driving assistant behind the wheel – Sygic’s new aptly named “Dr

Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year

Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most

Ford to add Android Auto and CarPlay to 2016 Ford SYNC 3 cars via update

Ford is updating a large number of 2016 model year cars equipped with SYNC 3 infotainment software, adding Android Auto and CarPlay to the vehicles with a free, over-the-air update via Wi-Fi, or using

BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

BMW buyers will now have the option to get CarPlay installed in their new rides. But for a cost. BMW is charging $300 to add the service to new vehicles making the German auto maker the first to charg

Sony’s new $500 in-dash receiver looks like the best value for Android Auto and CarPlay

Sony’s XAV-AX100 in-dash car stereo system might be the best way to get your hands on Android Auto or CarPlay without plunking down a fortune for a new car. The new receivers will retail for $49

Ford Is Adding Support For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto To Its Vehicles

Ford is adding Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto to its in-car infotainment system, so the carmaker announced ahead of the CES event in Las Vegas this week.

Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

GM and Ford released statements to TechCrunch indicating that in their vehicles, Android Auto has very limited access to vehicle information. This comes after claims published by Motor Trend magazine
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