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Mercedes-Benz updates A-Class infotainment system, focuses on iPhone and Siri integration

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Ever wish your car's infotainment system played nice with your iPhone 4S right out of the gate? Well, Mercedes-Benz is doing just that will an update to the COMAND system in A-Class autos. With the aid of two apps -- Digital DriveStyle and Drive Kit Plus for iPhone --...
Mercedes-Benz updates A-Class infotainment system, focuses on iPhone and Siri integration

Sent From My Phone, In Bed

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Our beds used to be finite. A limited range of activities took place there. We’d sleep, or try to, make love, eat, and maybe read a paperback. But we could only hide from the world for so long. The nagging puppet strings of our desire to learn and experience would...
Sent From My Phone, In Bed

Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti's 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside

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Intel is notorious for marking its territory on a wide array of consumer gear, but one piece of kit that's unlikely to sport that famous sticker is the infotainment system of Nissan's 2013 Infiniti lineup. Unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show, the in-vehicle computer represents a...
Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti's 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside

Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD

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Harman often works behind the scenes to supply the infotainment systems for the cars we know. This year, it's hoping to catch more of the limelight by putting mobile front and center. Its high-end car system for 2013 runs a unique virtualized platform that keeps vital car functions running...
Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD

Garmin's K2 'glass cockpit' will change the way you interact with your car, we go hands-on at CES (video)

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Infotainment platforms are a dime a dozen these days, but Garmin's K2 "glass cockpit" is definitely one system that you're going to want to take seriously. You'll be interacting with a 10.4-inch capacitive touch screen, which is positioned front and center, while a squat 12-inch digital gauge and information...
Garmin's K2 'glass cockpit' will change the way you interact with your car, we go hands-on at CES (video)
Verizon buys Hughes Telematics to target the connected car

Coming To A Car Near You: Linux Goes Automotive, Signs Up Harman, Intel, Toyota, Samsung's Tizen, More

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If, one day, we really are all going to be carted around in driverless cars from the likes of Google and others, then we may as well have some apps on board to keep us occupied. Today, the Linux Foundation announced that it was throwing its hat into the car-apps...
Coming To A Car Near You: Linux Goes Automotive, Signs Up Harman, Intel, Toyota, Samsung's Tizen, More

Can Nvidia create a connected car system that never becomes obsolete?

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If you go to a Best Buy and buy a high-end smartphone, you’re likely getting the most cutting edge hardware and software the mobile industry has to offer. But if you were to go to your local car dealership and buy the newest model luxury vehicle, chances are the infotainment...
Can Nvidia create a connected car system that never becomes obsolete?

2014 Chevy Spark EV will retail for $27,495 before incentives, hits West Coast freeways in mid-June

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Chevy just announced pricing for its 2014 Spark EV. The all-electric compact will retail for $27,495 before incentives, such as a $7,500 federal tax credit and up to $2,500 in state and local credits. All told, you could drive the car home for less than 18 grand, and California...
2014 Chevy Spark EV will retail for $27,495 before incentives, hits West Coast freeways in mid-June

Volvo signs with Ericsson for cloud-based in-car apps, probably including Spotify

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Volvo is getting into the connected car game, and it should come as no surprise to see Ericsson sign on to power the car manufacturer’s cloud-based systems. The Swedish companies, which are already collaborating in an electric vehicle charging consortium, revealed their deal on Monday. It appears Ericsson’s ‘Connected Vehicle...
Volvo signs with Ericsson for cloud-based in-car apps, probably including Spotify

Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything

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The first modern smartphone is generally considered to have been the Nokia Communicator, released in 1996. It was large and clunky, had a flip keyboard and a awkward antenna. Boy, how things have changed. Multiple companies now churn out increasingly amazing models with incredibly slick designs, intuitive features and hundreds...
Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything
Sprint starts assembling a connected car dream team

Editor's Letter: Homecoming

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week is over, dear readers, and it's been an eventful one for me. I spent a few days in Detroit, wrapping up some testing for the AOL Autos Technology of the Year...
Editor's Letter: Homecoming

Linux Foundation forms Automotive Grade Workgroup, aims to open-source your ride with Tizen

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It doesn't take much driving to notice that many in-car infotainment systems are custom-built and locked down tight. The Linux Foundation sees it differently and wants our cars to embrace the same notions of common roots and open code that we'd find in an Ubuntu box. Its newly-formed Automotive...
Linux Foundation forms Automotive Grade Workgroup, aims to open-source your ride with Tizen

Nokia location technology will guide Toyota drivers

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Toyota Motor Europe will use Nokia's mapping technology in its next-generation navigation and infotainment systems....
Nokia location technology will guide Toyota drivers

Stitcher launches connected car API; lands in Chevy Sonic, Spark

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Why design your app for an automaker’s connected dash API, when the automaker can just tap into your API? That’s the approach Internet news and talk radio streamer Stitcher is now taking to the growing connected car market with its increasingly fragmented number of platforms. GM’s Chevrolet will be the...
Stitcher launches connected car API; lands in Chevy Sonic, Spark

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with GM's Phil Abram

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At 4:00, we'll be chatting up General Motors' chief infotainment officer Phil Abram about the ways in which smartphones, touchscreens and in-car apps are transforming the automotive industry. January 10, 2013 4:00 PM EST Check out our full CES 2013 stage schedule here!Continue reading Live from the Engadget CES...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with GM's Phil Abram

Chevy adopts a bring-your-own-maps approach to navigation

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Chevrolet is making a radical departure from its approach to turn-by-turn navigation services. After using parent company’s General Motors’ OnStar service since its inception, Chevy is offering a competing alternative in its Sonic and Spark automobile lines. Called BringGo, it’s an integrated smartphone-dashboard system – Chevy’s first attempt at a...
Chevy adopts a bring-your-own-maps approach to navigation

QNX updates its CAR platform, wants your next ride to support Android apps

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A version 2.1 update to QNX's infotainment platform puts more, standardized tools in the hands of mobile developers. [Read more]...
QNX updates its CAR platform, wants your next ride to support Android apps
Streaming media to your car: More choices, maybe more distractions?

Why Your Car Is Now A Giant Smartphone On Wheels

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A GM-curated app store? Hackathons? Mary Chan, of GM's "Global Connected Consumer" unit, on how the auto industry speaks Valley. There was a time when the automotive industry was the pride of America, when consumers eagerly awaited each new model, when Wall Street happily buzzed about each upcoming earnings...
Why Your Car Is Now A Giant Smartphone On Wheels
Safety last? The conundrum of connected cars

Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything

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The first modern smartphone is generally considered to have been the Nokia Communicator, released in 1996. It was large and clunky, had a flip keyboard and a awkward antenna. Boy, how things have changed. Multiple companies now churn out increasingly amazing models with incredibly slick designs, intuitive features and...
Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything
Shockers from MTS report: Apple slides in Russia as Samsung revenue share explodes

Parrot's Asteroid app platform lands in Volvo dashboards

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Parrot and Volvo partner to adapt the Android-powered Asteroid infotainment platform and its accompanying app market for use in Volvo cars. [Read more]...
Parrot's Asteroid app platform lands in Volvo dashboards

Eyes-on with Hyundai's in-car tech for 2014: CloudCar, MirrorLink and a 9.2-inch display

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Many who live in North America wouldn't put Hyundai at the forefront of in-car technology, but the Korean au hoping to change that reputation by 2014 with a more internet- and mobile-savvy platform. We had an opportunity to peek at some of those components at the automaker's CES booth....
Eyes-on with Hyundai's in-car tech for 2014: CloudCar, MirrorLink and a 9.2-inch display

Texas Instruments reveals plans for DLP and OMAP-powered automotive infotainment and HUD systems

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Texas Instruments has already shown off some new DLP technology here at CES, shrinking it down and shoving it into phones packed with pico projectors. It's not done, however, as TI has plans to put DLP into next-gen car infotainment and HUD systems. Why the shift into automotive? Well,...
Texas Instruments reveals plans for DLP and OMAP-powered automotive infotainment and HUD systems

Is Ford facing off against Apple over the connected car?

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In the next 12 months, Apple’s popular virtual assistant Siri will start conversing with us through our car speakers. Among the many new iOS 6 features Apple announced at WWDC was Siri’s new Eyes Free feature, which will essentially replicate the iPhone’s Siri button on the car steering wheel. Automakers...
Is Ford facing off against Apple over the connected car?

Renesas hopes to put powerful ARM processor in cars

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Renesas Electronics' latest system-on-a-chip has eight ARM processing cores to help next-generation, in-car infotainment systems handle multiple streams of 1080p video and augmented reality apps....
Renesas hopes to put powerful ARM processor in cars

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Ford's Julius Marchwicki

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Don't forget the cars. Automotive's a big part of CES and Ford's long been a big player at the event, showcasing the company's latest advancements in spaces like infotainment and device connectivity. Product manager Julius Marchwicki will join us on-stage to discuss what Ford is bringing to the table...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Ford's Julius Marchwicki
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