BMW ConnectedDrive Store to open for US customers

Think of the BMW ConnectedDrive Store as Google Play for your BMW’s factory infotainment system, where you can buy apps you’d use while driving.


Ford SYNC 3 unveiled

It’s almost hard to believe Ford SYNC already is entering its third generation, but the Motor Company unveiled Ford SYNC 3 this week.

Soul changing: We get our first glimpse of Android Auto in a Kia Soul

Google is pulling the covers off Android Auto to show the hard work the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) has put into the project. This video gives the tour.

Three’s Company: We drive the 2015 Mazda3

Its infotainment is a bit bizarre, and it has a manual transmission — and man, is this Mazda3 a good-looking car for the money.

Note, Senior: Just give the Nissan Versa Note SR the SL’s head unit already

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR had a five-inch color infotainment display, but it was not the touchscreen from the SL, which we would have preferred.

DriveNow launches in London, BMW i3 EVs coming in 2015

Carsharing service DriveNow launched in London this week, and ze Germans said they will bring the BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV) to the party sometime in 2015.

GM says Chevrolet Volt charging to become easier

U.S. Department of Energy said more than 80% of Chevrolet Volt owners’ trips never use gasoline, so GM said it will soon be easier to charge the Volt.

Texas Instruments HUD shows TI is more than calculators

Texas Instruments’ DLP HUD has the same tech as “nine out of 10″ movie theater projectors, the company says. It looks better than any in-car HUD, I say.

First Pioneer, now Alpine hitting streets with Apple CarPlay

Married to your iPhone? Your only choice for full-on Apple CarPlay integration used to be Pioneer, but Alpine has now introduced its iLX-007 receiver.

Report: Harman to put Android in GM vehicles by 2016

Reports this week said Harman has won a contract that ultimately will put Android-based infotainment systems in General Motors vehicles by 2016.

VIDEO: Driverless Audi RS 7 concept rounds Hockenheim

We said we’d be on the lookout for video of the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept making its way — sans driver — around Hockenheimring. Well, here it is.

Harman on a roll at the Paris Auto Show

Harman infotainment systems at the Paris Auto Show show that the folks behind JBL and other in-car technology brands are on a roll in the industry.