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The Future of Your Car's Infotainment Screen Is Dystopian and Bleak

Without fail, nearly every new-car press release I read includes a snippet about how big the screen is. This is just the way things are now. It’s nearly impossible to get a new car without a screen. And with the way things are headed, this is the next hot piece of real estate for billions of dollars in ad and service…Read more...
Tags: Science, Screens, Infotainment


Mercedes-Benz will let drivers add infotainment features after they buy cars

Mercedes-Benz will let customers add navigation, digital radio, and smartphone integration to certain cars after driving off dealer's lots. It's as simple as selecting the options on a car's infotainment screen. The post Mercedes-Benz will let drivers add infotainment features after they buy cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Infotainment, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class


Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display

Unveiled at CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive is a prototype infotainment system that lets people buy everything from food and fuel to music and movies from their car's display. Honda is partnering with multiple companies on the system. The post Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Infotainment, CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive


Connected car system at CES will recognize your face and monitor your driving

An in-vehicle experience showcased by Harman at CES 2019 aims to make the driving and passenger experience better by connecting car systems to the rest of our lives, including an innovative facial-recognition feature. The post Connected car system at CES will recognize your face and monitor your driving appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Infotainment, Harman, In-car Navigation, CES 2019


Connected car system will recognize your face and monitor your driving

An in-vehicle experience showcased by Harman at CES 2019 aims to make the driving and passenger experience better by connecting car systems to the rest of our lives, including an innovative facial-recognition feature. The post Connected car system will recognize your face and monitor your driving appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Infotainment, Harman, In-car Navigation, CES 2019


Audi debuts interactive backseat VR technology with Marvel's Avengers

Filed under: CES,Audi,Crossover,Electric Your car trip becomes a spaceship ride with Rocket Raccoon.Continue reading Audi debuts interactive backseat VR technology with Marvel's Avengers Audi debuts interactive backseat VR technology with Marvel's Avengers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Technology, Entertainment, Ces, Autos, Virtual Reality, Audi, Avengers, Infotainment, Official, Audi E-tron, Marvel s Avengers, Rocket Raccoon Continue, Marvel s Avengers Audi


A Deep Dive in to Porsche Communication Management

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Tags: Videos, Technology, Autos, Infotainment, PCM, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Communication Management, Panamera, Porsche Communcation Management


Volvo Expands In Silicon Valley As Auto Innovation Goes West

As GM announced a wave of auto plant closures in the North American heartland this week at the cost of thousands of jobs, Sweden’s Volvo Cars was expanding its U.S. presence, both in Silicon Valley and at a new South Carolina factory.Like Detroit-based GM (NYSE: GM), which is shifting its attention from traditional auto manufacturing to projects like its self-driving car unit Cruise—a San Francisco startup GM bought in 2016—Volvo Cars is one of the flock of established carmakers drawn to the Ba...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Uber, Hardware, Sweden, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Accidents, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, E-commerce, Web


Volvo plans to face the future without sacrificing its identity

Volvo is embarking on an ambitious push to fill its lineup with electric and hybrid cars, as well as an infotainment partnership with Google. Volvo Americas CEO Anders Gustafsson explains how the Swedish automaker plans to pull that off. The post Volvo plans to face the future without sacrificing its identity appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Cars, Trends, Hybrids, Volvo, Electric Cars, Infotainment, Google Volvo, Anders Gustafsson


Video: Tesla Model 3 Pulled Over For Having a ‘Computer’ Attached to the Dash

Saying the Tesla Model 3’s interior is polarizing would be a massive understatement. While some absolutely love the minimalist design and singular, tablet-like interface, others criticize it for being too barren to be considered interesting. The vehicle also saw some blowback over its centrally mounted 15-inch display, which, for several reasons, can serve as a […] The post Video: Tesla Model 3 Pulled Over For Having a ‘Computer’ Attached to the Dash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Distracted Driving, Autos, Law And Order, Infotainment, Tesla Model 3, News Blog, Automotive Design, Automotive Safety, Center Console


Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to put Android into millions of vehicles

Google will partner with Renault -Nissan-Mitsubishi, the largest auto alliance in the world by vehicle sales, to put Android-based infotainment systems into millions of cars, the companies told Wall Street Journal. The alliance’s next-generation infotainment system and dashboard displays will use Android and launch in 2021. Drivers will be able to access Google’s maps, app store and voice assistant from their vehicle’s dashboards. The new partnership is a giant step forward for Google’s amb...
Tags: Google, Android, Fundings & Exits, TC, Cars, Tech, Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Google Earth, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Renault


Jaguar Land Rover offers modern infotainment systems for classic cars

Jaguar Land Rover is offering new infotainment systems that can be retrofitted to vintage cars. DIN-sized head units add Bluetooth, navigation, improved sound quality, and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. The post Jaguar Land Rover offers modern infotainment systems for classic cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Classic Cars, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Infotainment


Better Late Than Never: 2018 Mazda 6 Gets Free Tech Upgrade

Mazda is upgrading the infotainment system of the 2018 Mazda 6 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Starting in September, the company will even allow owners who purchased one earlier in the year bring their vehicle into the dealership and have it upgraded, free of charge. While that’s incredibly kind of them, there’s a catch. You […] The post Better Late Than Never: 2018 Mazda 6 Gets Free Tech Upgrade appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Autos, Infotainment, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Mazda6, Android Auto Starting, Dealer Upgrades, Mazda Connect


Korea Takes Top Three Spots in Initial Quality Study: J.D. Power

This wouldn’t have happened in the late ’80s, that’s for sure. J.D. Power’s 2018 Initial Quality rankings, amassed from problems reported by owners over the first 90 days of vehicle ownership, shows the area south of the 38th parallel as the Land of Least Annoyance. The fresh-faced, fledgling Genesis brand took the top spot in […] The post Korea Takes Top Three Spots in Initial Quality Study: J.D. Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Quality, Industry, Korea, Studies, Autos, Infotainment, Genesis, J D Power, News Blog, JD Power Initial Quality Study, 2018 JD Power Initial Quality, 2018 Vehicles, Initial Quality


How gaming company Unity is driving automakers toward virtual reality

Unity Technologies, best known for the software tools it builds for game developers, has quietly turned its attention toward the auto industry. Unity's tech now enables virtual walkarounds of cars that haven't even been built yet. The post How gaming company Unity is driving automakers toward virtual reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Opinion, Cars, Trends, Virtual Reality, Self-driving Cars, Infotainment, Unity, Unity Technologies


Audi considers subscription service, plans over-the-air updating system

Audi's foray into electric car territory will give it access to technology that will trickle down to its gasoline-powered models. It's all part of the company's bid to surf the tech wave sweeping across the auto industry. The post Audi considers subscription service, plans over-the-air updating system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Audi, Car Tech, Infotainment


Chevrolet now lets you pay for Shell gas right from the driver’s seat

Hate having to fumble for your wallet or plastic payment card just to get some gas in your tank? Chevrolet and Shell know your pain and have developed a solution. You can now pay for gas without even touching your wallet, but you still have to step outside to fill up. The post Chevrolet now lets you pay for Shell gas right from the driver’s seat appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chevrolet, Shell, Gasoline, Infotainment, Chevrolet MyLink


2018 Toyota owners are tuning out the automaker’s Entune 3.0 App Suite

Toyota owners are complaining of numerous problems with the automaker's Entune App Suite infotainment system, particularly the latest Entune 3.0 system installed in new versions of the best-selling Toyota Camry midsize sedan. The post 2018 Toyota owners are tuning out the automaker’s Entune 3.0 App Suite appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Infotainment, Toyota Camry, Toyota Entune, Entune, Entune App Suite


Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podcasting was still emerging as a media platform. Now, with voice ascendant, and podcasting proving to be a breeding ground for new narratives that other storytelling mediums can latch onto — the move into the reinvention of radio for the 21st century seems prescient. It’s not just Fox that is now ba...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Death, Podcast, Hollywood, Media, Electronics, Abc, Tech, Fox, Netflix, Brooklyn, Digital Media, New York Times, John


Stream your favourite tunes on the road with Spotify now in Cadillacs

Streaming music on the road is getting easier all the time and Cadillac owners can now stream from Spotify straight from their cars. Spotify have announced their latest partnership with Cadillac cars for seamless music streaming wherever you’re going. Spotify can now be downloaded on Cadillac’s in-built infotainment systems so you can stream unlimited music on the road without the need for any devices or connections. Once logged in to a Spotify Premium account on the Cadillac system users ca...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Cars, Tesla, App, Car, Streaming, Driving, Listen, Stream, Volvo, On The Road, Listening, Infotainment, Digital Music News, Music Stores


Stream your favourite tunes on the road with Spotify in Cadillacs

Streaming music on the road is getting easier all the time and Cadillac owners can now stream from Spotify straight from their cars. Spotify have announced their latest partnership with Cadillac cars for seamless music streaming wherever you’re going. Spotify can now be downloaded on Cadillac’s in-built infotainment systems so you can stream unlimited music on the road without the need for any devices or connections. Once logged in to a Spotify Premium account on the Cadillac system users can ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Cars, Tesla, App, Car, Streaming, Driving, Listen, Stream, Volvo, On The Road, Listening, Infotainment, Digital Music News, Music Stores


Bosch shows us how smarter cars help drivers stay focused on the road

Technology makes cars more user-friendly while increasing driver distractions. At CES 2018, Bosch showed us how future cars will be even more convenient while creating fewer opportunities for distracted driving. The post Bosch shows us how smarter cars help drivers stay focused on the road appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Facial Recognition, Voice Recognition, Infotainment, Bosch, Ces2018, Haptic Technology


AAA Study Finds Infotainment Systems Dangerously Distracting

Automobiles are more tech-laden than ever and, according to a recent study, those interactive bells and whistles contribute heavily to distracted driving. With connected cars ready to shoot off assembly lines and into driveways at an accelerated pace, the danger of someone flicking through their dashboard menus when they should be looking at the road is only […] The post AAA Study Finds Infotainment Systems Dangerously Distracting appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Surveys, AAA, Infotainment, Automotive Technology, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Studies And Reports, In-car Displays


BMW to bring Alexa to its cars starting in 2018

 Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will be your cockpit companion in future BMWs: The automaker will offer Alexa in select cars starting in 2018, Amazon announced today at a special event revealing a host of product news at its Seattle HQ. The vehicle integration will begin in the middle of next year, the companies revealed, and will provide access to Alexa skills and voice-based… Read More
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Cars, Tech, Automotive, Bmw, Infotainment, Alexa, Virtual Assistant, Seattle HQ


Infotainment Market Will Be Worth Over $40 Billion by 2024: Report

A report by industry analysis firm Hexa Research is positing that the market for automotive infotainment systems will be worth more than $40 billion by 2024. That’s thanks to rising consumer demand, improved technological capabilities, and improved incomes, according to the report. As it stands, the North American market accounted for a hair over 35 […] The post Infotainment Market Will Be Worth Over $40 Billion by 2024: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Infotainment, News Blog, Infotainment Systems, Future Technology, Hexa Research


Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to be physically connected to work. Now, though, it seems Alpine has a solution for those that want to remain untethered. The company's new iLX-107 head unit has arrived to bring... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Automotive, Infotainment, Alpine, Jeff Glucker


Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Available to 2016 Ford Owners, if They Want It

It looks like Ford’s offer to update 2016 vehicles equipped with its SYNC 3 infotainment system with free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity has a lot to do with some recent hires. The automaker has announced it will allow owners of one-year-old vehicles to install the feature, which comes standard on all 2017 models, […] The post Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Available to 2016 Ford Owners, if They Want It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Autos, Connectivity, Infotainment, Android Auto, Sync 3, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Gizmology, Android Auto Apple, Product Upgrades


Future Audi infotainment systems could be built around Android

Audi showed a concept Android-based infotainment system at Google I/O. The automaker hopes Android integration will funnel more apps into its infotainment systems and attract more customers. The post Future Audi infotainment systems could be built around Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Cars, Trends, Audi, Infotainment, Android Army, Google I/O 2017


Why Does Every Car Infotainment System Look So Crappy?

User interface design is hard, but we’ve been getting better at it over the years to the point where even a thermostat is easy to use. Automakers, however, seem to have their heads in the sand, taking their design inspiration for their infotainment consoles from old Winamp skins instead of any type of modern interface.Read more...
Tags: Updates, Bluetooth, Cars, Rants, Driving, Infotainment, Winamp, life-hacks


2017 Land Rover Discovery: hardcore tech for normcore drivers

 The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery — Disco to its friends — is packed from skid plates to sunroof with technology. Most of this tech falls into two segments: stuff most people will use all the time and stuff almost no one will use in their lifetimes. In the first category is the Activity Key that allows you to unlock the Discovery with a wristband; in the second, All-Terrain… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, Land Rover, Infotainment, ADAS