Android Auto

How To Put Together The Perfect In-Car Setup For Your Phone

Image: Google<p>When you're on the road, your phone can be the perfect companion — as long as you've got it set up right. Here we'll explain everything …

Technology (Australia)

Review: Alpine's iLX-107 is the first, and best, aftermarket wireless CarPlay receiver

Review<p>Alpine's newly released iLX-107 is the first infotainment system to boast wireless CarPlay compatibility, allowing users to listen to tunes, …

iOS

Risky design highlights the Mercedes-AMG GLE43 Coupe

Trucks

2017 Audi A4 Allroad: Android Auto is great, just not with MMI

I love Android Auto, but I've given up using it in our long-term 2017 Audi A4 Allroad. In fact, I've given up using it in any car that doesn't have a touchscreen interface. A rotary knob like the one in the Allroad works fine when the system is designed around it, but using it as the input device …

Autos

Mercedes-Benz E220d All Terrain v Volvo V90 Cross Country comparison

If you’re anything like me, you think SUVs are purpose-built to define drivers as kid-ferrying lemmings. Why can’t you have the ability to haul kids, …

Trucks

2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD review

If you have a growing family and you’re looking for an SUV that will suit your needs, the number of options can be baffling, but, perhaps the <b>2017</b> …

Trucks

Volvo's take on the touchscreen actually makes sense

Intuitive design is safe design<p><i>Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series,</i> <i>ScreenDrive</i><i>, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use.</i><p>If you know …

Gear & Gadgets

Waze adds ability to request roadside help to fellow Waze users

The latest Waze update brings a nifty new feature: you can now request roadside help to fellow Waze users in case of emergency.<p>The Google-owned navigation app is similar to Google Maps but offers up-to-date traffic information like accidents, road hazards, and police sightings based on user …

Google

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe | U.S. News & World Report

Is the Hyundai Santa Fe a Good SUV?<p>The Hyundai Santa Fe is a good SUV if you want all the latest gadgets at a reasonable price for its class. It has …

Trucks

The Grand i10 now looks sportier

Hyundai has now given the hatchback a mid-life facelift that brings in refreshed exteriors, additional features on the inside and a revamped diesel …

Fuel Efficiency

10 best driving apps for Android

Driving is a major form of transportation all over the world. You already knew that, though. It’s generally good practice to not use your smartphone while driving. However, there are some apps that can be genuinely helpful. We’re telling you here and now, don’t text and drive. Have one of these …

Technology

Ford patents removable pedals, steering wheel in self-driving cars

It's probably easier than engineering ones that fold into the dashboard.<p>Most concept cars that tout autonomy tend to have some complicated system whereby the pedals and/or the steering wheel fold into the dashboard when not in use. Ford's latest patent takes a different, and admittedly easier …

Transportation

Sony announces the XAV-AX200, new in-car audio head unit with Android Auto support

Sony’s in-car audio head units are probably one of the most popular for car owners who want to upgrade their vehicle’s infotainment system with …

Headphones

[Update: Images, EU pricing (€549)] Sony announces a new Android Auto head unit with a DVD player, the XAV-AX200

• Update 1: 2017/08/16 6:56pm PDT Images and prices are up for it over at Amazon.de. So far, it looks pretty much identical to the AX100, excluding the …

Gear & Gadgets

New licence-reading app may help pets trapped in cars

Would you like people to be able to contact you via your licence plate?<p>A new enterprise, WindshieldInk, is banking that you will, with the launch of …

Canadian News

Apple's Self-Driving Car: Nothing To See Here

Apple shouldn't make a car.<p>Apple shouldn't make self-driving software for other companies’ cars.<p>If anything, Apple should buy a car company.<p>Why would …

Business

10 best construction apps for Android

Construction is a surprisingly broad topic. People may be looking for construction apps for a variety of reasons. They may be drivers looking to avoid it. They may be construction workers looking for apps to improve their productivity or make things easier. We’re not entirely sure what you’re …

Home Improvement

Microsoft to power Baidu’s self-driving project outside of China

Microsoft has agreed to power Baidu’s open source self-driving project outside of China, adding its Azure cloud infrastructure to the growing list of resources connected to the project.<p>Baidu announced its intention to open source the project, named Apollo, in April. It has since signed up leading …

Technology

2017 Toyota Highlander review

<b>The Good</b> Strong acceleration. Toyota Safety Sense P is standard across all trim lines.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Entune infotainment system doesn't accept Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Lower trim lines require an app for navigation.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Not the most thrilling three-row SUV, but one that's reliable and …

Autos

EV face-off: Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt

The Tesla Model 3 launched with much fanfare during the week, but it isn't the only entry-level electric vehicle on the market. The Chevy Bolt, on …

Electric Vehicles

2018 Acura TLX V-6 SH-AWD A-Spec Test | Review

When Acura’s TLX arrived for 2015 as the dual replacement for the discontinued TSX and TL sedans, it was a decent entry-luxury machine, albeit one whose best attributes were its relative affordability and its nice interior. Alas, there were numerous better, sportier, and more exciting sedans in its …

Trucks

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called ‘small car’ segment remains the market’s most popular, still accounting for almost 20 …

Kia Motors

2017 Ford Focus | In-Depth Model Review

Overall Rating:<p>Since launching in 2000, the Ford Focus has proved without a doubt that America can produce a competitive small car. The current third-generation Focus, however, is showing its age, having been introduced way back in 2011 and going without major updates since then. While it remains a …

Trucks

Android Auto v2.5 prepares to offer navigation cards based on your calendar appointments [APK Teardown]

A fresh update to the Android Auto app began rolling out yesterday, but it doesn't appear to include any notable changes to the interface on either …

Google

Android Auto may soon offer directions to your calendar appointments

One of the biggest downsides of Android Auto is its lack of Google integrations. While it can suggest places to navigate to based on past searches, Android Auto feels walled off from other Google services. That may soon be changing just a little as code from the latest Android Auto update hints at …

Google

Android Auto Users Now Get an Easier Way to Use the Waze App

With 85 million monthly users, Waze has become one of the more popular apps among drivers seeking navigation that incorporates information on traffic conditions, road hazards, and speed traps. But using it has an obvious shortcoming: glancing at and manipulating a smartphone while driving can be …

Google

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 Sedan Review: Borrowed excellence - SlashGear

Deja-vu. That’s the first thing I felt behind the wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4MATIC sedan, and not just because it had only been a matter …

Trucks

A simple solution for nighttime distractions: turn the screen off

A key selling feature in most new vehicles is how large the screen in the dash is. Touchscreen or ringed with dials, size matters.<p>It’s a boon for …

Canadian News

Volvo’s XC60 Proves the Perfect Escape Vehicle in Spain

The 316 hp SUV features enhanced driving dynamics that came in handy on a recent test drive.<p>The Volvo XC60 doesn’t look like a trouble magnet—but …

Trucks

Slip into a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse for $30,875

If you really love the Traverse, you can spend Cadillac money on it, provided you go for the most expensive trim.<p>If you're in the market for a three-row SUV that either won't or maybe will break the bank, depending on trim, then Chevrolet's got an all-new Traverse just for you.<p>The base 2018 …

Trucks