BMW’s Mini now has an app that matches the vehicle’s music selection to the driving style of the wheelman (or wheelwoman). It’s one part of the recently improved Mini Connected application for the Apple iPhone. So, how can the app tell if you’re barrelling across the country like Steve McQueen or daintily driving Miss Daisy? [...]
The Geneva Auto Show is all about glitz, glamour and wild-looking concept cars that, while they may never see a production line, give us a window into the future of automotive technology. But there’s a new theme emerging this year at the Geneva show: the connected car.
You’ve probably seen one of those tiny Smart Cars flying around the road and wondered: “Who gave the garden gnome a license?” Well now those garden gnomes have a clever iPhone integrated, one-stop telematics and infotainment solution at their disposal. Smart Drive is the winner of the Detroit 2010 Telematics Show award for “Best Portable [...]
Some of our favorite connected car tech uses existing technologies you’re using right now. The smartphone is one way this is accomplished. It’s used as the personal mobile gateway to the digital realm for many clever in-car solutions. Livio Radio is an iPhone Internet radio app, a mere $5 download from the iTunes store that [...]
No more fishing through the owner’s manual when you want to learn more about your new Chrysler. The auto manufacturer has released its first smartphone vehicle information app for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s just the first in a new series of smartphone apps will let you click, scroll or touch your way through [...]
For generations you’ve had two choices when it car radio: AM or FM. Now wireless networks and the connected car threaten to change the station on a generations old business. Our morning commute is no longer restricted to the well-caffeinated morning zoo of local broadcasts. Early adopters already have access to personalized custom radio stations [...]