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New Hyundai Tech Lets Smartphone App Customize EV Performance

New Hyundai Tech Lets Smartphone App Customize EV Performance

New technology from Hyundai will allow electric vehicle owners to control performance settings via smartphone. Using this technology through a smartphone app, drivers will be able to customize an electric vehicle’s ignition, maximum torque, acceleration and deceleration, regenerative braking capacity, responsiveness, and climate control energy use. Hyundai is able to offer this service because, unlike […]

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Vehicle Locate Feature Now Available on myChevy Smartphone App

Vehicle Locate Feature Now Available on myChevy Smartphone App

If you’ve ever lost your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, you know how frustrating and time-consuming this scenario can be. Now, there’s good news for Chevy owners. Chevrolet recently announced that the myChevy smartphone app will now include a Vehicle Locate feature. Per GM Authority, this function replaces the Family Link function, which lacked […]

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6 Essential Smartphone Apps for Car Care

6 Essential Smartphone Apps for Car Care

If you’re keen on caring for your car and aim to keep it in working condition for years to come, it’s important to have the best resources at your fingertips. Keep atop your car’s maintenance needs and service records by installing these six essential car care apps. Read More: Important vehicle maintenance tips for the […]

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NHTSA Proposes Rules to Lock Phone Apps for Drivers While Moving

NHTSA Proposes Rules to Lock Phone Apps for Drivers While Moving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a proposal for voluntary guidelines aimed at making sure drivers are less distracted by phones, first by having smartphone manufacturers lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car and second by making infotainment systems easier to pair with smartphones. Think […]

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Potential Apple Car Key Could Be as Simple as an iPhone App

Potential Apple Car Key Could Be as Simple as an iPhone App

Despite the fact that Apple has yet to confirm that it’s working on a super top-secret vehicle, it’s possible that the cat is now out of the bag. A recent patent filing suggests that the tech giant is looking to enter the automotive world one technological advancement at a time, and could potentially influence the […]

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[VIDEO] Volvo’s New Digital Key Smartphone App Could Replace Physical Keys

[VIDEO] Volvo’s New Digital Key Smartphone App Could Replace Physical Keys

If you buy a new Volvo vehicle in 2017, don’t automatically expect to be provided with a physical set of keys because the Swedish automotive brand plans on introducing new digital key technology starting next year.   Starting in 2017, consumers will be offered a smart phone app that will be able to lock and […]

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Apple Wants to Replace Your Car Key Fob with an iPhone

Apple Wants to Replace Your Car Key Fob with an iPhone

A new Apple patent application proposes using an iPhone or even an Apple Watch as a vehicle’s key fob. Many automakers offer the ability to lock and unlock your vehicle using a smartphone, but Apple’s idea contains a crucial difference. With a service like General Motors’ OnStar, your phone doesn’t give a direct command to […]

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Will Cars’ Built-In GPS Systems Put iPhone Navigation Apps Out of Business?

Will Cars’ Built-In GPS Systems Put iPhone Navigation Apps Out of Business?

As technology progresses, our vehicles are becoming more and more plugged-in (sometimes literally with electric cars). Technology systems are integrated into our vehicles now, with infotainment, navigation, and even built-in Wi-Fi hotspots. While many of us use iPhone navigation apps like Waze and Google Maps to reach our destination, some experts suggest those apps could […]

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Why Are iPhone Users Downloading Additional Navigation Apps?

Why Are iPhone Users Downloading Additional Navigation Apps?

If you own an iPhone, you probably know that it comes with a standard navigation app called Maps. You can punch in an address and it’ll take you to your destination. Pretty simple, right? Well, as it turns out, a large number of iPhone users simply aren’t satisfied with the services Apple Maps offers. To […]

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Apple’s New System Designed to Silence Cell Phone Distractions on the Road

Apple’s New System Designed to Silence Cell Phone Distractions on the Road

Despite the warnings, statistics, and grim realities such as fatalities, accidents, and injuries caused by texting and driving or really any interaction with a cellphone while driving, drivers still text and drive, respond to messages, and check notifications. So, Apple is trying to stop drivers’ cellphone-obsessed behavior and save them from dangerous and stupid choices […]

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UK Apple iPhone Wallet App Prototype Includes Driver’s License

UK Apple iPhone Wallet App Prototype Includes Driver’s License

The iPhone Wallet App is useful for holding onto tickets, your Apple Pay cards, and boarding passes. Now, in the United Kingdom, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is working on allowing this app to hold on to your driver’s license, too. The DVLA recently tweeted a photo of how the license will appear […]

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5 Best Navigation Apps for iPhones and Androids

5 Best Navigation Apps for iPhones and Androids

I have one friend who literally gets lost every time she goes someplace new. She’s been known to even lose her way getting home from the grocery store—and no, I’m not kidding. So she appreciates how important a good navigation system is. And really, who hasn’t gotten lost in a new (or old) place at […]

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Mitsubishi Named ‘Telematics OEM of the Year’ for Road Assist+ App

Mitsubishi Named ‘Telematics OEM of the Year’ for Road Assist+ App

At the most recent TU-Automotive Detroit, Mitsubishi Motors won the “Telematics OEM of the Year” award. Mitsubishi received this honor because of their impressive Road Assist+ smartphone application. Check Out More Mitsubishi Technology: Super All Wheel Control TU-Automotive Detroit is the largest automotive technology exhibition and conference in the world. Here, the impressive award of […]

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Best Mobile Racing Games to Play on Your Phone

Best Mobile Racing Games to Play on Your Phone

If you love playing video games, it’s a good idea to have one on your phone that you can play whenever you have spare time. There are a ton of junk games out there that aren’t worth the space on your phone, so if you’re going to download mobile racing games to play, make sure they’re […]

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Parents Of Teen Drivers In Texas Might Have Final Say Over Driver License Approval

Parents Of Teen Drivers In Texas Might Have Final Say Over Driver License Approval

Teen drivers first learn the rules of the road as well as the correct way (sometimes incorrect way) to drive from their parents. Now, if a new law gets approved, parents of teen drivers in Texas may have final say on whether or not their teens become officially licensed drivers. Learn More: About the 2019 […]

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7 Fun Apps to Download Before Embarking on Your Summer Road Trip

7 Fun Apps to Download Before Embarking on Your Summer Road Trip

As helpful as navigation apps are when you’re driving to new destinations, they aren’t the only ones worth downloading to your smartphone. Here are seven apps to take the stress out of planning a summer road trip, and to make the actual journey more fun. Shopper’s Dilemma Discover whether leasing or buying is right for you […]

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Lyft Introduces In-App 911 Panic Button to Enhance Safety

Lyft Introduces In-App 911 Panic Button to Enhance Safety

Recently, we addressed the negative underbelly of rideshare services. Despite their convenience, the industry could definitely add some extra levels of security to ensure that rideshare users are safer. Lyft is doing just that. It recently announced that it’s adding some new safety features to its app.  New safety features The first of these changes is […]

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Digital Key Lets Drivers Unlock, Start 2020 Hyundai Sonata Via Smartphone

Digital Key Lets Drivers Unlock, Start 2020 Hyundai Sonata Via Smartphone

Hyundai recently unveiled new technology that allows drivers to unlock vehicles with their smartphones. The first car to employ the automaker’s Digital Key system is the 2020 Sonata, introduced earlier this month at the New York International Auto Show. To use Digital Key, a vehicle owner first need to download it as an app on […]

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