The Buick Encore occupies a strange space in the market. It’s the size of a Nissan Juke or its platform-mate, the Chevrolet Sonic — and like those two, it features a small, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Unlike those two, it makes no sporty sales proposition. Will it resonate with shoppers of small crossovers? I can’t say. What I can say is this: It’s growing on me.
The Nissan e-NV200 may be the new kid on the EV block, but that isn’t stopping a European taxi company from choosing to add it to its fleet.
It’s a virtual war out there for what is going to occupy the cavity in your dashboard. JVC is fighting for that real estate with its Arsenal line up designed for specialty retailers. The receivers with built-in Bluetooth support hands-free phone calls and wireless music streaming as well as one push voice dialing, POI search, more »
Because the Fiat 500 could always use another dose of retro, Chrysler is bringing out a Fiat 500 1957 Edition with some tasty interior tweaks.
Chevrolet says it is giving drivers the ability to use the Beats Music streaming service in its vehicles, with availability starting with new Chevrolets later this year.
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.