2015 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, courtesy of GM Global Media

2016 Chevy Cruze to Be First GM Model to Ship with Android Auto

According to our friends at General Motors, the 2016 Chevy Cruze will be the first of 14 GM models to ship with Android Auto installed. For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in more models than any automotive brand. The 14 Chevrolet models include the all-new 2016...

The Remote S Apple Watch App: “Hey Siri, Start my Tesla”

Based on his story, Allen Wong is the prototypical app developer.  According to his YouTube channel page, he made a few million back in the day, and bought some supercars. Rego Apps, the company he started, is coming out with "Remote S" an Apple Watch and Siri-based Tesla controller.  Check out...

Hyundai is the First Automaker to Put Android Auto in Production Vehicles

From our friends at Hyundai Motor America Media: Today, Hyundai becomes the first car company to launch Android Auto™ on production vehicles. Android Auto is premiering on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation at dealerships nationwide, and will later become available on other Hyundai models. “Android Auto aligns with Hyundai’s core interior design principles of safety,...

Fensens logo, courtesy of Fensens

Henry Wong and Fensens: Why Can’t ALL Cars Have Backup Sensors?

[caption id="attachment_36667" align="alignright" width="320"] Fensens Mockup, courtesy of Fensens[/caption] We who pay overly close attention to new cars and technology tend to lose focus on the big picture.  We get so googley-eyed over the Connected Car, we sometimes overlook the unconnected ones. Not Henry Wong.  Henry and his team are the force...

Are Smartphones the Key to Wider Car to Car Communications?

The real money to be made in car to car communication isn't with outfitting new cars.  It's with retrofitting old ones. We already have car to car for non "connected cars" on a certain level.  Waze is the driving and navigation platform that enables smartphones to be used as information broadcasters....

4 Cool Things Hyundai is Showing at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Fresh off it's debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai will show their Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, the 2015 Tuscon Fuel Cell SUV, specialty vehicles from SEMA and new Connected Car technology at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.  Making its Chicago debut, Hyundai’s innovative Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept reflects a...

BMW Fixes Flaw in Connected Car Tech

BMW Closes Security Gap in Connected Car Tech

While doing some email housekeeping, we bumped into this from BMW: As the leading manufacturer in the networking of driver, vehicle and the surrounding environment, the BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles. This is the company’s response to reports from the German Automobile Association (ADAC)....

Michigan’s “M City” is Ready to Test Driverless Cars

Earlier this month, the University of Michigan announced that "M City", a 32-acre environment to test self-driving and autonomous cars, will be ready for use in Spring 2015. "Connected and automated vehicle technology will usher in a revolution in the mobility of people and goods comparable to that sparked by the...

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