This year’s nearest to the cup winners of the 2012 Car and Truck of the Year event have been announced, they starting out with the Ford Focus, the Hyundai Elantra, and the Volkswagen Passat on the Car side of the battle. In the Truck category you’ll find no less than the Honda CR-V, the Land [...]
Honda has announced that it is rolling out a special edition of the CR-V SUV for drivers in the UK. The special edition of the SUV will come in black or white colors. The special edition of the CR-V gets new 19-inch Orion alloy wheels. The vehicle also gets a new exhaust finisher and privacy glass along with a new patterned front grille.
Apple has announced CarPlay , the rebranded name for its iOS in the Car. CarPlay will premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, which runs from March 6-16. Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo will premiere CarPlay this week.
Early Monday morning Apple introduced CarPlay, which offers a new way to integrate iOS 7 and your car (select models). Set to debut in 2014, CarPlay will let users make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all from their car's built-in display. Several apps will be supported at launch, including Podcasts, Beats Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Stitcher.
Google joined Monday with automakers General Motors, Audi, Honda and Hyundai in a new partnership to bring the Android mobile system to vehicles. The companies, with semiconductor firm Nvidia, announced the formation of the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), an industry group "committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014," according to a statement.
A few months ago, I argued the fancy infotainment systems crammed into every new car are bad news for drivers because they don't work well and they're distracting . I also pointed out they're not going anywhere because the global market for the technology is worth more than $30 billion, and growing, according to one study .
Ford has revealed the all-new F-150, the latest version of the company's best-selling truck, redesigned with an aluminum-alloy body, 2.7L EcoBoost engine, and smart-tech features like 360-degree cameras and LED headlamps. The new truck, a much-anticipated launch at the North American International Auto Show , will go on sale later in 2014 and be built on Ford's Michigan and Missouri production lines; it features the latest iteration of the boxed-ladder frame, made from high-strength steel, and then clads it in military-grade aluminum alloys to help cut up to 700 pounds of weight over the outgoing F-150.
Honda has been building and selling its interesting Ridgeline truck since the vehicle debuted in the fall of 2005. Honda is now teasing the next generation Ridgeline truck that will debut within the next two years.
Hyundai has announced that it is experimenting with remote accessibility features using wearable devices and its Blue Link technology. Hyundai says that Blue Link can give drivers access to features and information about the car via wearable devices like the Google Glass . Blue Link will be available starting on the all-new 2015 Genesis.
the app will most likely follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's largest players by relying on revenue from ads.COST OF BUSINESS: China Mobile will have two major expenses as it partners with Apple to sell the iPhone: extensive capital outlays for a new network, and further reduced profits from having to eat the cost of handset subsidies.
As hard as it might be to remember today, the iPod and iTunes helped Apple recover from a bruising personal computer battle that saw the company nearly go bankrupt—Apple’s pocket-sized media players helped re-introduce consumers to a well-respected but marginalized brand, providing affordable entry points into Apple’s ecosystem of products.
Comedian Godfrey Is Hosting the Mashies Award Ceremony The Mashies Award Ceremony is right around the corner and comedian Godfrey will be hosting the show. You may recognize Godfrey from the movie Zoolander or from guest starring on 30 Rock and Comedy Central. His hilarious stand-up will liven up the night with laughter.
Microsoft's Imagine Cup is one of the world's largest software development competitions aimed at students. Since its launch 11 years ago, more than 1.7 million students have participated in it in some form and this year, there are $1 million in prizes up for grabs.
announced Completely self-driving cars are still a few years away from being production-ready, but quite a few high-end auto companies recently announced new technologies that could soon allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel for short periods of time while in stop-and-go traffic or while cruising down a straight highway.