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Review: 2021 Buick Envision Adds Wireless CarPlay to a Solid Infotainment System

With more and more car manufacturers starting to introduce support for wireless CarPlay, the convenience of having easy access to some of your iPhone's functionality in a dashboard-friendly interface without needing to deal with cables is becoming accessible to an increasing number of car buyers. GM is one of those manufacturers that has started to embrace wireless ‌CarPlay‌, and I recently spent some time in a 2021 Buick Envision to check out how it fares and how it compares to the infotainm...
Tags: Siri, Gm, Android Auto, Buick, GM Buick, wireless CarPlay, Buick Infotainment System, Buick Envision Wireless

Amazon Music now has a car mode, but don’t use it while driving

The Amazon Music app for iOS and Android now features a new simplified interface called Car Mode, but Amazon doesn't think you should use it while driving.
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, News, Cars, Trends, Home Theater, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Amazon Music, Streaming Music Services

BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: German Muscle At Its Finest

The 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe follows the same familiar recipe concocted by company founder Burkard Bovensiepen in 1962. But unlike Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington dish, Alpina’s formula is relatively straightforward: Take a BMW and make it go faster, stop harder, and corner like Charlie Sheen on rails. In this case, Alpina opted for a “standard” BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (yes, the one with four doors), took it to Buchloe, and never looked back. Fresh from the warm North American ...
Tags: Cars, Research, Autos, Bmw, Gordon Ramsay, Wellington, Android Auto, Charlie Sheen, Pirelli, Weber, Alcantara, Alpina, Brembo, Harman Kardon, Pavarotti, Gran Coupe

The best Android Auto head units for 2021

If you're looking to upgrade your infotainment system, these are the best aftermarket Android Auto head units.
Tags: Google, Cars, Trends, Android Auto, Buying Guides, Pioneer

The best Android Auto apps

When packed with third-party apps, Android Auto puts your favorite smartphone features in your dashboard.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Cars, Trends, Best Of, Android Auto, Buying Guides, Tier 4

2022 Kia Stinger: As Good As It Gets, Now Even Better

The 2022 Kia Stinger is surfacing with a mild facelift and more horses under the hood. First seen in 2017 as Kia’s highest-performing production vehicle, the Stinger is facing stiff competition from German stalwarts like the Audi S4, Mercedes-AMG C43, and BMW M340i. Au contraire, it also has the Genesis G70 hot on its heels, its veritable platform-mate from parent company Hyundai. In response, Kia is upping the ante by giving the 2022 Stinger more power, more luxury features, and a suite of ...
Tags: Autos, North America, Kia, Yoon, Android Auto, Telluride, Don, Sedona, Harman Kardon, Kia Motors America, Car News, Kia Stinger, Sean Yoon, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Aurora Black

Kia just updated its flashiest sedan with more power and features to challenge BMW - see the $36,090 Stinger

2022 Kia Stinger. Kia The 2022 Stinger has been updated with minor exterior styling changes. Most notably, there's a new base model that's more powerful and cheaper than the BMW 3 Series. The 2022 Kia Stinger starts at $36,090. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2017, Kia came out swinging. Not with an SUV but with the Stinger - a sleek sports sedan with a hatchback-style trunk. It was awesome.Don't worry, though. I'm not here today to tell you that the Sti...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Trends, Autos, Bmw, Kia, Scorpion, Android Auto, Bmw 3 Series, Don, Kia Stinger, Kristen Lee, Kia Stinger Kia, BITranspo, 2022 Kia Stinger, Snow White Aurora Black

2021 Honda Gold Wing / Gold Wing Tour [Model Overview]

Revised For 2021: The Honda Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour Models Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Honda Gold Wing is one of the most famous Honda Motorcycles ever made, and thanks to a selection of handsome upgrades, it’s set to be one of the stars of the 2021 Honda line-up. It’s a big and burly touring machine, but rather than follow American trends, it features a number of design practicalities that can only be found on Japanese motorcycles. For e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Basf, Motorcycles, Epa, Sirius Xm, Honda, Android Auto, Apple Inc, Touring, PSI, DCT, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Gold Wing, 2021, Yamaha Star Venture

Review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows Off Uconnect 5 With Wireless CarPlay

A couple of years ago, I took a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and its Uconnect 4 infotainment system featuring CarPlay and Android Auto, which I found to be a well-designed and visually appealing system with great ‌CarPlay‌ integration. Fiat Chrysler, which merged with Groupe PSA earlier this year to become Stellantis, is now starting to roll out its next-generation infotainment system, Uconnect 5, and I recently had an opportunity to test it out on a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. Uconnect 5 w...
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2022 Ford Super Duty to Receive New Tech & Styling Updates

Work smarter, not harder. That’s the idea behind the latest tech updates for the 2022 Ford Super Duty. To complement the new range of interior technology, Ford is also offering different styling packages and exterior colors for the 2022 Super Duty. Owners of Super Duty trucks count on their vehicles to handle some of the roughest and dirtiest jobs, but there is no reason you can’t look good and enjoy cool tech while doing it. At least, according to Ford. “Super Duty customers aren’t just work...
Tags: Apple, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Baja, Eckert, Android Auto, Ford Sync, Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant, Louisville Kentucky, Kentucky Truck Plant, Ford Super Duty, Ebony Black, Car News, Carl Anthony

Alpine's Latest CarPlay Receiver Has a 9-Inch Display Hovering Over the Dashboard

For customers in the market for an aftermarket CarPlay installation, Alpine Electronics this week announced that its new iLX-F409 receiver with a 9-inch capacitive touchscreen is now available at select retailers in the United States. Alpine says the iLX-F409 receiver has all of the same features as the larger 11-inch iLX-F411 introduced last year, but with a smaller 9-inch display that allows for a lower suggested price of $700 compared to $1,000 for the iLX-F411. Like the 11-inch receiver,...
Tags: Carplay, Android Auto, Alpine, Pioneer, Alpine Electronics, United States Alpine

Google just added 6 great features to Android, from security to accessibility

Google has announced the addition of a series of new features to Android, including updates to Google Maps, Android Auto, and the Messages app.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Maps, Android Auto, Android Messages, Google Maps Android Auto

Your Android is now even safer — and 5 other new features

It wasn't all that long ago that we introduced Android users to features like Emoji Kitchen and auto-narrated audiobooks. But we like to stay busy, so today we're highlighting six of the latest Google updates that will make Android phones more secure and convenient — for everyone. 1. Keep your accounts safe with Password Checkup on Android Password Checkup notification screen On Android, you can save passwords to your Google account, making it quicker and easier to sign into y...
Tags: Google, Android, Maps, San Francisco, Accessibility, Messages, Google Maps, Android Auto, Android Auto Android Auto, Google Assistant, Safety & Security, Emoji Kitchen, Hideaki Oshima, TalkBack Android

2022 Chevy Bolt EUV & Bolt EV: Important Differences & Similarities Between These Two New EVs

The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and Bolt EV are coming to town this summer. Chevy recently pulled the wraps off both vehicles, which share a new platform and multiple connectivity and safety technologies, despite a few key differences. The Bolt EUV and Bolt EV are part of General Motors’ overall plan to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025 and reimagine the future of mobility. Here in the Motor City, GM is remodeling the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant as part of the initiative. “We want to put every...
Tags: General Motors, Canada, Gm, Autos, Epa, Chevy, North America, Nissan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Cadillac, Bolt Ev, Chevy Bolt Ev, Mark Reuss, GMC Sierra, Regen

GM unveils a refreshed Chevy Bolt EV and its bigger, yet compact crossover sibling

GM revealed Sunday a refreshed Chevrolet Bolt EV and a new, bigger — yet still compact — crossover called the Chevrolet Bolt EUV as part of the automaker’s goal to introduce 30 electric vehicles in the next four years. The vehicles, which are expected to go on sale this summer, are like siblings: the pair share much of the same DNA but have their own distinct differences. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is bigger than the Chevy Bolt hatchback. GM lengthened the wheelbase of the EUV by about 3 inches. In...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Gm, Chevrolet, Android Auto, Cadillac, Chevy Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Euv, Chevy Bolt EUV, Chevy Safety Assist

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Revealed: Engine Specs, Safety Features, Available Technology & More

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has just rolled out with a bunch of new updates and changes. 35 years after the first Pathfinder, the 2022 model will feature a rugged all-new design, new transmission, seating for up to eight, and a new 10.8-inch heads-up display along with a host of safety features. What’s not to like? Wait. Did I just type that? 35 years? Man, I am getting old. Yeah, I know that the Pathfinder started in the Japanese home market before heading to American shores, but that still s...
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Android Auto, Tow, Nissan North America, NAVI, Nissan Pathfinder, Car News, Tony Borroz, NissanConnect Services, Nissan North America Original, Nissan North America Interior, Nissan North America Nissan Safety Shield, Nissan Pathfinder Warranty Every Pathfinder

Android Auto is reading notifications in the wrong language — and Google’s solution is terrible

Over the past 18 months, some Android Auto users have reported that Android Auto is getting its languages confused and reading notifications in a garbled mess of words that make no sense. Based on what users are reporting, it seems that Google Assistant in the car-based app is attempting to read incoming messages in a secondary language, but is interpreting those messages based on its primary language. One French user, whose phone is set to French, says that Android Auto is trying to read notifi...
Tags: Google, Startups, Android Auto, Shift

Google Releases New Google Maps Updates for Android and Android Auto

Last week, Google rolled out another update for Google Maps. The new release was specifically aimed at the beta channel, with the...
Tags: Google, Android Auto

How to use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps to control your phone with your voice while on the road

You can use Google Assistant in Google Maps to enable voice controls. skaman306/Getty Images Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps lets you make calls, send texts, and play music using your voice while driving. To use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps, enable it in your phone's Google app, and then start using Google Maps' usual driving navigation feature. Google Assistant driving mode is only available on Android phones in the US, and you have to be speaking English to u...
Tags: Google, Android, US, Trends, Google Maps, Carplay, Android Auto, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Navigation Apps, Getty Images Google, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference

Android Auto 6.0 is coming — here’s what to expect

As more car manufacturers add support for Android Auto, scores of people are starting to use it in place of their car’s default infotainment system. Android Auto 6.0 is expected to drop soon and some say it’s the biggest ever. Let’s take a look at what you can expect. While Google is yet to confirm the official change log for the update, AutoEvolution expects two key features to arrive. An aesthetic lift The first feature we can expect is support for wallpapers. This will allow Android Auto user...
Tags: Google, Startups, Android Auto, Shift

What to Do If You Can't Make Android Auto Calls

Earlier this year, a bug broke Google Assistant phone calls in Android Auto after users updated to Android 11. Google fixed the issue shortly after with a system update, but the bug still shows up for some users even after installing the patch. Luckily, there appears to finally be a solution. According to a post on…Read more...
Tags: Google, Bug Fixes, Lifehacks, Android Auto, Google Assistant

Review: Boss Audio's New Head Units Deliver Wireless CarPlay for Just $400

Boss Audio and sister brands Planet Audio and Sound Storm Laboratories today are introducing new car stereo head units that include support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto at a price of just $400. With a capacitive 6.75-inch screen and support vehicle features like a rear camera and steering wheel controls, the new systems offer a solid value for those with older vehicles looking to update to a more modern head unit. I've had a chance to spend the past couple of weeks checking out the P...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Carplay, Android Auto, Amazon When, Boss Audio, wireless CarPlay, RBDS

2021 Lexus IS Review: Sporty & Luxurious But Should You Buy It?

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Tags: Apple, Japan, Lexus, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Epa, Bmw, Audi, Detroit, Detroit Tigers, Android Auto, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Akio Toyoda, Toyoda

Google’s Android Auto finally has a third-party app for navigation

Good news for Android Auto users who hate Google derived maps — third-party navigation apps are now available! For most of its life, Android Auto only offered full support for Google Maps or Waze for navigation. Other mapping apps would work, but they were restricted to the phone interface. However, with news that offline mapping app Sygic has launched a beta build on Android Auto this week, users now have another option. I’m sure this matters to someone out there, although I’ve never had issues...
Tags: Google, Startups, Waze, Google Maps, Android Auto, Shift

REVIEW: The new Ford F-150 pickup improves on everything that's great about America's most popular vehicle

2021 Ford F-150 Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck, in the upscale Lariat trim level with a SuperCrew cab, a 4x4 drivetrain, and a terrific 400-horsepower V6 engine. The new F-150 is the 14th generation of a full-size pickup truck that's been part of Ford's bestselling F-Series franchise since the 1980s. Pickup trucks have become wildly popular in the US, with Ford and Detroit rivals Chevy, GMC, and RAM duking it out for customers. How good is the new F-150? Ver...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Usa, New York, Review, France, US, America, Trends, Features, Ford, Italy, Toyota, Epa, Chevy, Lincoln

What is Android Auto? Here's what you need to know about the smart driving platform

Android Auto software is built into some cars to help you drive more safely. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images Android Auto is a platform found in many modern cars that gives you access to your Android phone on the car's infotainment system by using hands-free voice commands.   You can also access many of your favorite Android apps in your car using Android Auto. Here's everything you need to know about Android Auto, including which phones and car models it's available on.  Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Trends, Android Apps, Kenwood, Google Maps, Android Auto, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To

6 new ways Android can help this holiday season

With the holidays around the corner, we’re sharing six new Google features for Android—a few more ways your phone gets more helpful over time, even outside of major OS updates. Whether you’re texting holiday greetings to loved ones or winding down with a book, here’s how Android can help. 1. Mix up more of your favorite emoji Click on the image above to see a video of the latest mixing experience coming to Emoji Kitchen  With Emoji Kitchen on Gboard, people have mixed their favori...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Maps, UK, Accessibility, Android Auto, Eta, Voice Access, Emoji Kitchen, Ajay Gokhale

Android’s winter update adds new features to Gboard, Maps, Books, Nearby Share and more

Google announced this morning Android phones will receive an update this winter that will bring some half-dozen new features to devices, including improvements to apps like Gboard, Google Play Books, Voice Access, Google Maps, Android Auto, and Nearby Share. The release is the latest in a series of update bundles that now allow Android devices to receive new features outside of the usual annual update cycle. The bundles may not deliver Android’s latest flagship features, but they offer steady im...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Smartphones, Emoji, Waze, Google-Maps, Android Auto, Eta, Google Play Books, Voice Access, Gboard, Google Play Books Now Google

Honda and Hyundai Rolling Out Wireless CarPlay to Select 2021 Vehicles, Including Accord and Santa Fe

Honda this week introduced the 2021 Accord with upgraded styling and tech features, including wireless CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the higher-end EX-L and Touring trims, accessible through an 8-inch touchscreen display. Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for the iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable. Together with wireless charging, these features free up the USB ports in the vehicle, which have been moved to th...
Tags: Apple, United States, Lightning, Waze, Honda, Google Maps, Hyundai, Carplay, Santa Fe, Android Auto, Pioneer, Honda Hyundai, wireless CarPlay, Ford GM Chrysler BMW, Mercedes Benz Alpine

2021 BMW M3 & M4: Legendary M Cars Still Deliver The Goods

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 are making a grand entrance with a jab of controversy, no thanks to what many consider is a blasphemous interpretation of BMW’s kidney grille. First seen in the non-M version of the new 4 Series Coupe, it’s only natural for the M4 to have the same massive grille, but it seems the M3 sedan is sporting the same look. “The design is resoundingly function-driven, pure and reduced without compromise,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President, BMW Group Design. “At the...
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