Lexus finally unveiled its 2019 Lexus ES lineup with a new chassis architecture and more improvements. The carmaker likewise confirmed that Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa will be available.
Car Tech April 27, 2018
Apple is adding its first third-party messenger to its automotive platform. WhatsApp latest update adds CarPlay support but the functionality is limited to in-car use.
Apps/Software January 30, 2018
Ford will push out its Sync 3 system to all 2017 models of its vehicles, which will make them compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system unlocks many commands for drivers and passengers within their vehicles.
Car Tech July 25, 2016
Apple is trademarking its newest ‘Night Shift’ feature on iOS devices in preparation for expansions onto current and future Apple products like fire extinguishers, dog whistles, electric fences, and egg-candlers. Literally any Apple product you can think of.
Apple July 5, 2016
JBL has announced its much appraised Legend CP100 CarPlay-capable head unit lands on Feb. 14. The price is more than fair for what the gadget offers, and it might be a great Valentine’s Day present for dedicated drivers.
Gadgets February 13, 2016
Apple seeds the beta for iOS 9.3 to developers, which includes new Night Shift mode, and updates to apps.
Apps/Software January 11, 2016
Apple allegedly bans Volkswagen from showcasing its wireless CarPlay at CES 2016. Volkswagen may need to wait until Apple launches the feature in its own event.
Automotive Tech January 11, 2016
Apple registered three car-related top-level domain names that are further fueling speculation on the Apple Car. The domain names Apple registered are apple.car,apple.cars and apple.auto.
FUTURE TECH January 9, 2016
Apple and Google took their rivalry to the smart car industry with the release of the CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration systems. Here is a quick rundown of the specs and features of the two systems to help you choose the one that suits your needs.
FUTURE TECH January 5, 2016
Independent General Motors dealers report that Apple CarPlay integration is helping them make more sales, drawing in more customers and closing more deals as well.
FUTURE TECH December 15, 2015
Volvo has announced that the XC90 crossover will be the first of Volvo's cars to include Apple's CarPlay. CarPlay offers users access to their phone's features straight from a display on the car's dashboard.
Apps/Software December 7, 2015
Big changes are coming to the automotive industry, and it would seem Apple is aiming to be at the forefront of this change with a new car in 2019.
FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015
Google came out with a statement rebuffing an earlier report accusing it of collecting large and unnecessary amounts of data through Android Auto.
FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015
Porsche opts for Apple CarPlay instead of Android Auto in its upcoming 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S. Google's data requirement from carmakers may have made the German carmaker select Apple.
FUTURE TECH October 7, 2015
Honda's new Accord will accomodate both Android and iOS users with its in-car connectivity options.
FUTURE TECH July 24, 2015
In-car tech systems gather valuable driver data and car makers don't want to share that information with Apple and Google. Are they thinking about consumers' privacy? No, it's all about the money.
Business July 13, 2015
Both Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay are finally being released to the public in a number of different vehicles, with both being great infotainment systems. Is there one that is better?
Apps/Software May 28, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that CarPlay is now supported by "every major" automobile manufacturer, with 40 models supporting the technology to be shipped within the year.
FUTURE TECH March 10, 2015
Daimler executive Bodo Uebber has said that his company is not scared of Apple and its alleged plans to enter the auto market.
FUTURE TECH March 4, 2015
Apple is reportedly ready to release iOS 8.2 early next month a week ahead of its anticipated Spring Forward event.
Apps/Software February 28, 2015
Toyota was one of the first car makers to have signed-on for the CarPlay initiative by Apple, but now the company reveals that it will stick to its in-house infotainment system in the near term.
FUTURE TECH February 24, 2015
Apple may be joining the ranks of General Motors and Google in getting an electric car on U.S. roadways by 2020 or shortly after. Industry watchers say the timeframe is ultra aggressive.
FUTURE TECH February 20, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Apple is working on an electric car, but are these claims realistic? Many suggest that while Apple might be working on something to do with a car, the company isn't working on a car itself.
FUTURE TECH February 17, 2015
Apple is reportedly working on an electric car, with a team of auto professionals working at an off-site campus from Apple. But what could Apple creating a car mean for the company?
FUTURE TECH February 16, 2015
Apple has reportedly built a secret lab away from its Cupertino headquarters to develop an entrance for the company into the automotive industry. While rumors suggest that the company is creating an Apple car, the company could also be working on something related to Maps or CarPlay.
FUTURE TECH February 14, 2015
Rumors of an Apple car just won’t die down as an informer claiming to be an Apple employee says Apple is working on something that will “give Tesla a run for its money.”
FUTURE TECH February 10, 2015
Pioneer has announced a number of its in-car stereo units will be getting an update to support Apple's CarPlay. This will make Pioneer the first company to offer CarPlay support.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2014
Both Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay are set to debut in vehicles over the next few months. Users will once again have to make the decision between Apple and Google. But which one will you choose?
Apps/Software September 26, 2014
Audi will begin offering Apple CarPlay in new models in Europe by 2015 and in the U.S. by 2016. It joins Hyundai, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Volvo and Honda as companies that will be offering CarPlay support in their vehicles.
Apps/Software July 2, 2014
Apple has released iOS 7.1, which includes major bug fixes and visual enhancements for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Apps/Software March 11, 2014
Apple has unwrapped CarPlay at the Geneva International Motor Show. iDrivers can expect a better experience while behind the wheels, using their iPhones.
FUTURE TECH March 5, 2014
Apple has officially announced the launch of CarPlay, which brings the best iPhone experience to automobiles. By plugging in an iPhone the user gains full access to Phone, Messages, Music, and Apple Maps on the car's built-in display.
FUTURE TECH March 4, 2014