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Android Auto vs Apple CarPlay: Different yet very much alike

In recent months the connected auto space has seen a pair of announcements that could well represent a significant shift. Google and Apple both want to be in your car now as well as in your pocket and both have announced specialist versions of their respective mobile operating systems to...
Mojio brings Canadians remote automotive diagnostics

Mojio brings remote automotive diagnostics to Canadians

Canada's TELUS has teamed up with Mojio to create a new, cellular-powered connected car device. Much like the Automatic smart driving system, the Mojio plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port, found in most new cars since 1996. The Mojio device will cost $169 at launch, which includes the first...
Tesla announces the Model 3, set to retail in 2017 for $35,000

Tesla announces the Model 3, set to retail in 2017 for $35,000

Tesla is going after BMW with its latest car announcement. Dubbed the Model 3, the electric car will be 20 percent smaller than the Model S and offer a range of 200 miles, with sales set to start from 2017. The $35,000 price point makes the Model 3 much more accessible to the general public...

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BMW, MINI bring Spotify streaming to cars

BMW, MINI bring Spotify streaming to cars

Spotify is making it even easier to enjoy your favorite tunes on the road today. The company has announced today that it is bringing its streaming app to BMW and MINI cars equipped with BMW Apps and MINI Connected Apps respectively. Spotify lists the features of the new app as follows:...
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Tesla's D variant is an all-wheel-drive Model S with dual motors and autopilot mode

At an announcement in Los Angeles, Elon Musk unveiled the latest offering by Tesla Motors, the D variant. The car is a tweaked version of the Model S that features all-wheel-drive and dual motors, bringing faster acceleration and better performance in bad weather conditions. Tesla will be...
Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge to feature built-in MirrorLink support

Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge to feature built-in MirrorLink support

Samsung and the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) have today announced that the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge both support MirrorLink. Much like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink pairs a smartphone with compatible vehicles, enabling owners to utilize neat connected features....
The Tesla 'D' may have been seen already

The Tesla 'D' may have been seen already

On October 9, Tesla will be pulling the wraps off its next electric car, teased by CEO, Elon Musk, as the 'D.' A week out, the first real world images of the new model look to have been seen with this photo being posted to the Tesla Motors Club owners forum. If it all pans out it looks like 'D'...
HERE Auto goes for a multiscreen cockpit in Paris

HERE Auto goes for a multiscreen cockpit in Paris

The Paris Motor Show is in full swing and one familiar name, HERE, is exhibiting its newest in-car technologies with a multiscreen twist. While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the two big new kids on the block, HERE is trying to demonstrate the power of embedded systems over those that simply...
Pioneer CarPlay

The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to...
Mojio brings Canadians remote automotive diagnostics

Mojio brings remote automotive diagnostics to Canadians

Canada's TELUS has teamed up with Mojio to create a new, cellular-powered connected car device. Much like the Automatic smart driving system, the Mojio plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port, found in most new cars since 1996. The Mojio device will cost $169 at launch, which includes the first...
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Automatic teams up with Ford for an amazing connected car experience

Today Automatic has announced that they are teaming up with Ford to offer an awesome connected car experience. Automatic's Link currently attaches to an OBD port of most newer cars, reporting back data to your smartphone like MPG, miles traveled and your own "driving score". Through the...
Audi Q3

2015 Audi Q3 will pack AT&T LTE

AT&T has announced that the Audi Q3 will be able to take advantage of their 4G network for the same cost of adding a tablet to your existing data bucket ($10/month). The latest Audi cars use Audi connect, which includes Google Maps GPS directions, access to parking data, and geotagged...
AT&T announces major app partnerships for connected car platform Drive

AT&T announces major app partnerships for connected car platform Drive

AT&T has announced that a number of major app developers have signed on to build apps for its AT&T Drive connected car platform. The apps focus on weather, audio entertainment, and utilities like finding your parked car. Both iHeartRadio and Stitcher will be integrated into the AT&...

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