The interwebz in Europe were abuzz with the news that Google’s counter-offensive to Apple’s CarPlay will be called “Projected Mode.” Thru a help-wanted ad. Or maybe not.
It’s a whole ‘nother kind of fuel economy: Honda says its MC Fill fueling protocol “significantly” reduces refueling time for hydrogen vehicles. In preparation for the next generation of Honda fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), the automaker is testing the new fueling protocol at its Torrance, CA, R&D headquarters.
Mazda and a Tampa, FL, high school are experimenting with a curriculum called R.A.C.E., which stands for “Racing Accelerates Creative Education.” The idea: Exposing kids to racing is a good way to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and math — the so-called “STEM” subjects.
Flesh it out. It always sounds a little macabre to me. But it has been the word the infotainment world is using in order to get a variety of apps to work on their platform. Airbiquity uses the cloud for connectivity, and its Choreo platform has done some extensive work in the latest Nissan vehicles more »
Harman is known as the stalwart audio company. However, the past decade has seen its transformation into an OEM infotainment powerhouse, and they have been tearing it up at the Geneva Auto Show as a supplier to some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Here are just some of Harman’s announcements: o Harman Kardon comes more »
General Motors is teaming with Telogis, makers of a “location intelligence platform,” to provide fleets with a new telematics solution that the automaker says will help control costs, increase safety, and enhance fleet operations.
Much has been made about the Jeep Renegade shown at Geneva this week. Some — especially hardcore Jeep off-roaders here in the States — have trashed the baby Jeep as not befitting of the Jeep name. That’s a criticism I remember hearing about the Jeep Patriot and Compass when they were introduced, as well. To those critics, I say get over yourselves. The Jeep Renegade has lots of tech — off-road and otherwise — that makes it something to which we here at In-Car Tech are looking forward.
The New York International Auto Show and the Geneva International Auto Show do some co-op work. They pick some journalists to select the best of the best. They announce the finalists at Geneva. Then the winner at New York. It’s just like the preliminary nominations for the Oscars. The gold envelopes then get opened in NYC. So, with out any further ado, here is the scoop:
The Hyundai Equus may have been doing its best Lexus LS460 impersonation in other ways, but its infotainment controller was no Lexus Remote Touch. That’s both good and bad.
We told you Volvo is teaming up with Apple to bring the iOS-based CarPlay interface to its in-car infotainment experience. Well, Mercedes wants in on the Apple aciton, too, it seems.
CarPlay makes you be tethered? As Gabriel Iglesias would say, “Oh, Hell No!”
Having tested three Hyundais in the last year, it has become clear to me that in its upper price brackets, Hyundai does its best impression of Lexus. So far, they’re batting .500 with me. The Hyundai Equus, aiming squarely at the Lexus LS460, tilts the scales convincingly in Korea’s favor.