Ford names FuelSignal app hackathon winners at CCE

At Connected Car Expo during LA Auto Show this week, the automaker named FuelSignal the winner in its Connected Car-Connected City App Pursuit hackathon.

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.

Lexus IS350 F-SPORT has magical analog/digital gauge cluster

As hard as new TFT gauge screens try, they just can’t simulate the look of polished aluminum and mechanized beauty of the Lexus IS350 F-SPORT’s gauges.

Consumer’s opinions positive on connected car tech

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute did a survey on connected car tech in three countries. There were some interesting takeaways:

Nissan LEAF key in vehicle-to-home grid research, automaker says

Nissan said it is providing 13 Nissan LEAFs to the U.S. Department of Defense to study how 13 Nissan LEAFs can make use of vehicle-to-grid technologies.

Nissan LEAF owners in Chicago to get free public charging

Nissan continued rolling out its “No Charge to Charge” promotion by announcing Nissan LEAF owners in Chicago now qualify for free public EV charger use.

Rupert Stadler of Audi will Keynote CES Asia

Rupert Stadler did such a great job speaking at 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, he got a gig doing the pre-show keynote at 2015 International CES Asia.

IS it a rock god? A look at the Infotainment screen in the Lexus IS350 F Sport

Driver distraction is the buzzword of our society — the new DWI. NHTSA doesn’t want to see album art on an infotainment display, but our Lexus IS350 does.

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.

Subaru EyeSight price slashed on Forester

Subaru says it is slashing the price of its Subaru EyeSight safety system from $1,295 to $795 on the 2015 Forester and making it more widely available.

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.


Ford co-develops telematics tech focused on cop cars

Ford and Telogis teamed up to co-develop a telematics solution the Motor Company said would encourage safer, more economical driving by cops.