Perhaps furthering the stereotype about Volvo drivers being Mac users, Volvo and Apple have formally announced their collaboration on an iOS-based car infotainment interface known as CarPlay.
The word on the street is Apple iOS for the Car will be formally introduced at the Geneva Auto Show. The interwebz have all sorts of speculation as to how it is going to work, but in true Apple fashion, the company is tight-lipped in the details. What we do know is there are three automotive partners involved from the get-go: Ferrari, Volvo, and Mercedes.
I’ve spent the week driving around in a 2014 Hyundai Equus, and without a doubt, my favorite piece of technology on the car has to be its extensive system of parking cameras.
There will be a preponderance of VW Polo hatchbacks premiering at the Geneva Auto Show — and stuffed in the engine bay of some will be new TSI gasoline and TDI diesel engines.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to check out a basic Ford Fiesta SE sedan and came away pretty impressed. As much of a hatchback person as I am, I would prefer the Fiesta sedan. It seems to be a little larger in the front (even though it isn’t), but the trunk is cavernous. Now, I’ve got the Fiesta’s bigger sibling, the Ford Focus SE, while my daily driver is in the shop to repair a MyFord Touch freakout.
Throughout the years there have been many attempts to remotely check tire pressure. Now TPMS is pretty much standard equipment on most vehicles as the EPA wants to save gas. Heck, Nissan’s will even honk at you when you reach the correct pressure at the pump. Right PSI is an analog solution that seems to work well for older cars.
Billing the technology as “the world’s first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under a variety of conditions, but also allows the driver the ability to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror,” Nissan is bringing its smart rearview mirror to the Geneva Auto Show.
When you’re attempting to get people to buy a car in America, safety rates highly on many shoppers’ checklists. Maybe that’s why three-wheeled car maker Elio Motors sent out a second safety-related newsletter this week.
There are generally two ways to go in the world of car audio speakers: You can go coaxial, which mounts the woofer and the tweeter in the same axis. In other words, it just looks like one speaker with a tweeter in the middle. But for more flexibility and typically better sound quality, you can separate the tweeter from the woofer. Those are called components — and Rockford makes some high-end component speakers.
Volvo says it will be showing its new infotainment interface that features a large, tablet-like touchscreen at Geneva Auto Show.
Luggage magnate Louis Vuitton has designed a custom-made set of luggage to fit perfectly in the back of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid — and get this: It’s made of carbon fiber.
Wrap your head around this: The new McLaren 650S set to be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show gets from zero to 120 MPH quicker than most cars get from zero to 60 MPH, in just 8.4 seconds.