A recent news story confirmed that Apple CarPlay will be coming to Mercedes dealers as most likely an overpriced add-on for older models. Older most likely meaning the new CLA.
Ever wanted to put the hot new McLaren 650S in your driveway, but don’t have the cash? To borrow from the Three Stooges, “And how!” The McLaren 650S Design Studio tablet app lets you do just that.
4G LTE is all the rage in connected car tech nowadays. To that end, Audi and AT&T have announced pricing for the planned 4G LTE connectivity options in the 2015 Audi A3 sedan.
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.
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 »
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.