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Harman to Incorporate Microsoft Office Into Its Connected Car Services

All the talk at CES of connected cars confabbing with connected homes and connected washing machines and the like is delivered with the same promise: that connectivity between internet-enabled devices and appliances and other aspects of our lives will improve daily life. The so-called Internet of …

Virtual Reality: Audi nutzt Rift und Vive für die VR-Autokonfiguration

Wer kennt sie nicht, die Konfiguratoren der Automobilhersteller, mit denen sich im Web in Minuten der Traumwagen zusammenstellen lässt. Audi will …

Der Kampf ums Cockpit

Automobile Zukunft Der Kampf ums Cockpit<p>Von ,<p>-Aktualisiert am 05.01.2016-22:33<p>BMW stellt in Las Vegas seine Vision der Mobilität von morgen vor. …

Qualcomm drives dashboard tech with Audi chip win

Qualcomm is pushing its chips further into automotive, with Audi adopting the Snapdragon 602A as the processor firm debuts the new 620A. The Audi win …

Audi shows off new virtual dashboard concept and piloted features at CES

Though it calls it the virtual "dashboard," Audi hasn't transformed the entire dashboard into one big digital display space, the way Bosch has. …

3 Big Car Tech Trends From 2015

Here's how Tesla, Google, Apple, and even hackers had a profound effect on automotive technology this past year.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Car Tech

What carmakers will reveal at CES

Automakers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January are expected to push software-defined vehicle technology, offering new human-machine …

Audi just unveiled a new electric car that should worry Tesla

At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious competition.<p>With its long range, fast-charging …

Audi will use headlight lasers to protect pedestrians

All of this is where high-end headlight technology currently sits. But it's the tech beyond this generation that's particularly intriguing. Audi …

Roads

Five Ways Technology Could Distract People More and Ways Automakers Have Tried to Keep Us Focused

Distracted or Connected?<p>There is no shortage of things vying for our attention throughout the day: emails, phone calls, family members, Facebook, and so much more. When we step into a car, our connected life doesn’t get put on hold. On the contrary, the notifications seem to come in greater …

Android Auto

10 Ways Cars Are More Connected Now

BB is Watching<p>The connected car is the next step in the march toward perpetual connectivity in the Internet of Things. With smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, smart refrigerators, and smart phones, it was just a matter of time before the car caught up. Here are 10 ways modern cars are more …

Mobile Devices

Old feature disappearing from new car dashboards

Automakers still put CD players into the dashboards of the majority of their cars, which seems strange 14 years after the iPod ushered in the intangible music revolution. Now, finally, the in-dash device's days might be numbered.<p>Compact-disc players have been slowly following cassette decks into …

MIB II: Volkswagens Infotainment System unterstützt Android Auto, Apple CarPlay und MirrorLink

Das neue Fahrzeuginformationssystem MIB II, das Volkswagen USA jetzt vorgestellt hat, bietet Support für Apple CarPlay, Android Auto und MirrorLink. …

Audi, Daimler und BMW übernehmen Nokia Here für 2,55 Milliarden Euro

Endlich mal eine "gute" Nachricht für die deutsche Autoindustrie. Sie kaufen eine Map-App für nur 2,55 Milliarden Euro. Beim Verkauf von Nokia an Microsoft war "Here" ja bei Nokia geblieben und erzielt nach Bieterkampf u.a. mit Uber und Baidu, die aber schon seit Juli aus dem Rennen sein sollen, …

Audi's New R18 Race Car Revamps an Incredible Design

You don't hear Audi talking much about diesels lately, what with the EPA accusing it (and corporate parent VW) of programming cars to cheat on …

The 2016 Audi TT's Biggest Edge Is Still How Good It Looks

Longtime readers of this website may remember that when it launched a decade ago, <i>Jalopnik</i> announced itself to the world as a place that loved cars …

Ford Mustang

Jaguar Land Rover develops 'transparent' A-pillar and ghost car [w/video]

Jaguar and Land Rover are known for making highly covetable luxury, performance and off-road vehicles, but the British automakers are on a bit of a technology bent lately. Keen to show that it can not only keep up but lead the way when it comes to safety and convenience features, JLR has come out …

The most beautiful tablet you'll ever own comes with an Audi Q7

Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch …

Car designers don’t want to cram in bigger screens, they want no screens at all

As the smartphones in our pockets and tablets on our desks have rocketed forward in recent years, the screens in our cars – so-called “infotainment …

Audi A3 gets Virtual Cockpit next year

Want the Audi TT's nifty virtual cockpit but need a more practical car? Great news for you, as Audi will bring the reconfigurable, all-digital instrument cluster to the A3 next year. The news was confirmed to our friends at <i>Car and Driver</i>, courtesy of the head of Audi's electronics department, Ricky …

Audi

2016 Yahoo Autos Tech Ride Of The Year: Apple, Android And Volvo

<i>Over the next week, Yahoo Autos will unveil the 2016 Ride of the Year awards, our picks for the best of the best among new cars and SUVs. Here’s the</i> …

Cool cartography: the art of mapmaking

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

Globe cartographer LeRoy M. Tolman dies at 84; introduced the world to millions

Having his name on millions of globes sold throughout the world brought LeRoy M. Tolman pride of ownership and a deep sense of responsibility.<p>It also meant most complaints came directly to him.<p>The longtime chief cartographer for Replogle Globes -- the world's largest globe manufacturer -- would …

Maps

The Best Smartphone Apps for Drivers

As in all other areas of life, smartphone apps are proliferating for drivers and car owners. These nine are the ones we’ve found to be the most useful, be they for getting around, for nabbing the best deal on gas prices, for finding parking, and a lot more. Just please keep your eyes on the …

Mapping the 'Urban Fingerprints' of Cities

Each city’s unique layout pattern has an effect on its successes and failures.<p>Like humans, cities and neighborhoods have their own unique fingerprints. While genes determine ours, a city’s mark is characterized by the relationship between buildings and open spaces. Think of it as “spatial DNA,” …

How an Eccentric French Balloonist Invented Aerial Photography

When Félix Nadar decided he wanted to take photographs of Paris from a hot air balloon in 1855, the idea of aerial photography was, for pretty much …

The Game of Thrones cartographer explains how to draw maps

How to draw a map - a tutorial on creating a map from sketch to finally rendered map<p>If you've ever wanted to make your own map—either of the real …

First 3D map of Earth's interior shows where volcanoes come from

It's no secret that Earth's volcanoes are the result of magma rising through the planet's mantle, but have you wondered just where those 'roots' run? UC Berkeley can provide an answer. It just created the first-ever detailed 3D map of the Earth's interior by studying the path of seismic waves. The …

Six Trending Topics in Web GIS

<i>Analysis, 3D, Smart Mapping, and Other Trends Enable Us to Think About GIS Differently</i>The web continues to have an enormous impact on how we practice …

The History of Cartography, the “Most Ambitious Overview of Map Making Ever,” Now Free Online

Worth a quick mention: The University of Chicago Press has made available online -- at no cost -- the first three volumes of <i>The History of</i> …