Androidauto

Editorial: Assistant is the key to Google's Android Automotive project

Google spent much of the I/O 2017 keynote talking about machine learning. In fact, we heard the phrase "AI first" as a description of Google's …

Google

Fiat gives 2018 500L a facelift, but you can't fix ugly

It's unclear when this new 500L will make its way to the US, as the announcement only covers the European model at the moment.<p>The Fiat 500L was never the prettiest car on the block. Now, after it received a facelift for the 2018 model year, it... wait, no, it's still pretty homely.<p>The updates are …

Trucks

Google will integrate Assistant directly into next-gen cars

Tesla cars get a lot of attention for their futuristic design, and not all of that is because of the company’s larger-than-life energy initiatives. The Model S, Model X, and upcoming Model 3 all incorporate levels of driver-focused technology previously unseen on almost any car, even luxury models. …

Transportation

The voice memo feature in the Volvo V90 Cross Country actually works

It’s not a voicebot like Alexa, but it does the job.<p>A voice memo feature in the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country can record everything you say, then send the recorded clip to any email address. I tested the feature on the V90, a large and wide wagon with a powerful turbocharged and supercharged …

Android Auto hits eight more Kia models, with another added to the 'coming soon' list

Kia's doing a decent job equipping its cars with Android Auto support, with popular models like the Soul and Forte already coming with it. …

Android Lollipop

Pioneer announces new semi-affordable Android Auto in-dash units

Android Auto is arguably one of the best in-dash systems on the market, especially compared to the receivers that come pre-installed in some new cars. Thankfully, if your new car’s entertainment system doesn’t include Android Auto, you can swap it out for a number of Pioneer aftermarket units. …

Technology

Ford Wi-Fi update brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to 2016 Sync 3 users

You can also use a good old-fashioned USB stick, if you're not comfortable with a Wi-Fi update.<p>For a while now, Ford has promised that it would bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to Sync 3 users in 2016-model-year vehicles. It looks like Ford has finally come through on that promise.<p>Ford will …

Wi-Fi

Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Co said on Friday it would delve into the growing arena of "over-the-air" software updates, adding …

Stock Markets

These hands-free phone tricks can prevent distracted driving

Perhaps there’s one silver lining to battling the daily commute: you can stay productive and connected while behind the wheel – safely – thanks to today’s hands-free technology. After all, holding a phone up to your ear can be a major distraction to those driving, while texting on a phone is even …

Gear & Gadgets

Ford just used Wi-Fi for the first time to update its cars' software

Some of Ford's SYNC 3-enabled cars are finally getting an update to match the rest of the connected car ecosystem.<p>The automaker's 2016 model-year line will be eligible for an infotainment center software upgrade that will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a better connection with …

Wi-Fi

11 Uses for Your Old Smartphone

Do you have an old smartphone lying around? Turn it into something cool<p>Smartphones! Everybody loves 'em. In fact, they're an absolute necessity in …

Wi-Fi

Skoda Karoq Revealed, Yeti Successor

The upcoming Skoda Karoq SUV has been revealed at Stockholm, will replace the Yeti.The SUV measures 4382 mm in length, 1841 mm in width and 1605 mm …

Autos (India)

Ford is retrofitting 800,000 cars with CarPlay and Android Auto

<b>Ford has started the process of rolling out Android Auto and CarPlay to most of its 2016 vehicles.</b><p>Those equipped with the Sync 3 platform will begin …

Gear & Gadgets

New and Improved Android Auto

Video: Page (1) of 1 - 05/18/17<p>By IDG.TV<p>We take a look at the new built-in Android Auto experience on the Volvo V90.<p>Page: 1<p>null<p><b>Related …

Android Lollipop

AutoComplete: Bentley builds a Bentayga for falconry

Plus: Ford brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 models, and Chevrolet recalls the Spark for something silly.

Trucks

Ford updates 2016-model vehicles with support for Apple CarPlay

Ford on Friday issued a software update for 2016-model vehicles equipped with its SYNC 3 platform, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, as well as …

Wi-Fi

Android Pay not compatible with Android O beta

The Android O Beta Program is open to join, and it’s a great way to test the latest version of Android. That being said, there’s a good reason that …

Android O

Rezvani cuts Beast Alpha price in half

The Rezvani Beast Alpha is now priced at $95,000, a full $105,000 less than it did when the vehicle debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show.<p>The …

Lotus Cars

Hands-on: Android in the Car one-ups Android Auto with native controls through Assistant and more

In-car infotainment systems have long been pretty bad. As touchscreens entered the game, things only got worse, especially in the way of applications. Google and Apple both have ways to fix that, but they don’t provide functionality that the car’s system has, such as climate controls.<p>With the …

Google

Android Auto Is About to Get a New Look – Many of Them, Actually

Over spring break, my family went skiing in Breckenridge. We flew into Denver and drove the rest of the way to get there, saving a bunch of money and …

Google

SiriusXM may acquire Pandora, according to reports

Or not<p>SiriusXM is in talks to acquire Pandora, according to reports from <i>CNBC</i> and the <i>New York Post</i>. Given that SiriusXM’s parent company Liberty Media and Pandora have been in off and on discussions for over a year at this point, the talks aren’t surprising in the least. But it doesn’t mean a sale …

Pandora

Embedded Android shows up in Audi’s concept car at Google I/O 2017

Google I/O 2017 is just full of surprises, and our friends over at SlashGear were able to see a major surprise at close quarters – please open your …

Google

Can BlackBerry's QNX Compete With Google's Android Automotive In The Infotainment Space?

Competition for your vehicle's In-Dash Infotainment system is heating up.<p>How important will apps be to your vehicle's Infotainment computer?<p>Can …

Autos

Google Android Hopes to Make Your Car Lock the House Door

At Google’s annual I/O developer conference on Wednesday, Android laid out plans to introduce an extremely accommodating Google Assistant into cars …

Google

Google Assistant Takes the Wheel in Android Auto

Sitting shotgun in a Volvo V90, I watched as the driver used the Android-powered infotainment system in the crossover wagon to chart a course to San …

Google

The rise of the Android-powered car

Google engineer says traction in car space is ridiculous<p>Google’s thesis to the automotive industry came packaged in a red glinting Maserati Ghibli.<p>The luxury sedan, parked outside last year’s Google I/O developer conference, might have looked like just another sports car — a ubiquitous sight in …

Transportation

The state of the car computer: Forget horsepower, we want megahertz!

Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of the dashboard display.<p>If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will …

Transportation

The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs

Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016.<p>At I/O 2017, Google's VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion …

Google

Volvo Announces Pricing on 2018 XC60

Volvo has announced the pricing of the all-new 2018 XC60, which is now available for order through the automaker’s websites, with U.S. deliveries …

Trucks

Google Assistant is coming to Audi, Volvo

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google unveiled a new Android OS for automakers on Monday that will feature much deeper integration than its current car OS, Android Auto, according to Bloomberg.<p>The …

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