If your Lexus car's navigation system is acting up, you're not alone. The company acknowledged the issue is nationwide and said it's working on a fix. In the meantime, some temporary solutions could do the trick.
Car Tech June 8, 2016
In particular, owners griped about iffy voice-recognition systems and irksome Bluetooth syncing.
FUTURE TECH February 26, 2016
Volvo's newest driving experience brings safety, quality and Spotify. The carmaker wants to be ahead of competition when it comes to infotainment systems, and it packed the Spotify music streaming service on a number of select vehicles.
FUTURE TECH February 23, 2016
Tesla Motors is thinking about letting users project apps rather than allowing them to be installed. There's a possibility that developers would not like it, but regulators might.
FUTURE TECH January 29, 2016
A new study reveals that it takes 27 seconds before a driver regains full alertness after using the vehicle’s voice-activated entertainment system. These include commanding the system to dial a number, changing music and sending SMS.
Society October 23, 2015
Researchers warned that hands-free technologies and infotainment systems can put motorists and pedestrians at risks. A study reported up to 27 seconds of inattention after talking to your smartphone or to your car.
FUTURE TECH October 23, 2015
Two security researchers were able to hack into the Tesla Model S, exposing six vulnerabilities. However, Tesla had been working on the issues and has released patch updates.
FUTURE TECH August 6, 2015
Toyota and Ford are willing to work together to take back control of their dashboards from the infotainment systems developed by Apple and Google.
FUTURE TECH June 3, 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
New research reveals that connected cars could cause data traffic jams for mobile networks since these cars might compete with smartphones, tablets and other vehicles for airwaves.
FUTURE TECH May 25, 2015
A new report released by a senator’s office shows the next big hack-fest could take place inside your car, and the only way to avoid it is to stop using your car.
FUTURE TECH February 9, 2015
Ford has dropped Microsoft in favor of BlackBerry for its newest iteration of the Sync 3 in-car system. The system boasts improved graphics, better voice control, and a faster processor to handle all of a driver's needs with ease.
FUTURE TECH December 12, 2014
Ford may have had a little setback with MyFord Touch in previous years, but Sync 3 is set to put all those irritable comments about the old infotainment system from Ford to rest. Will the new Sync turn things around for Ford?
FUTURE TECH December 12, 2014
A new Consumer Reports reliability survey shows most drivers complain about glitchy and laggy in-car infotainment systems more than anything else.
FUTURE TECH October 28, 2014
Infotainment systems bring down vehicle reliability, especially those in their first run on the market, according to Consumer Reports. Still, there's hope the systems will work through the kinks and become reliable driver aids, says AAA.
FUTURE TECH October 27, 2014
New studies show that a car’s voice-activated dashboard infotainment system offers a certain level of distraction to the driver. This also includes the distraction brought by Apple’s Siri voice command system.
FUTURE TECH October 7, 2014
Honda has just announced that its upcoming Honda car models will sport the new Tegra-based Android Infotainment System. The 2015 Honda CR-V, Civic and Civic Tourer will get the spiffy new features.
FUTURE TECH October 3, 2014
GoPro app integration lets BMW owners access and control the GoPro camera from the car's infotainment system. The app will be available for download from July onwards.
Gadgets June 17, 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
A developer has leaked screenshots of 'iOS in the Car' suggesting that Apple may soon release the feature.
FUTURE TECH January 22, 2014
Google has partnered with Audi to develop in-car infotainment system based on Android, to take on Apple's 'iOS in the Car.'
FUTURE TECH December 30, 2013