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Third-Party Navigation Apps Like Google Maps and Waze Are Coming to Apple CarPlay

Third-Party Navigation Apps Like Google Maps and Waze Are Coming to Apple CarPlay

If you own an iPhone, Apple CarPlay is an incredibly convenient interface that lets you use your car’s infotainment display to access many of your phone’s functions — primarily music, voice-activated calling and texting, and navigation. Now, Apple has announced that it plans to make CarPlay even more useful by supporting third-party navigation apps. Apple […]

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Apple Signs Driverless Car Deal With Volkswagen

Apple Signs Driverless Car Deal With Volkswagen

Having mastered the technology of smartphones as one of the leaders in that industry, Apple has had its sights on getting into the driverless car race. Apple’s original plans of building an Apple-branded autonomous car have been abandoned, and the company is now focusing on software for self-driving cars to be used by its employees. Dead […]

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Have an iPhone? Turn On ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode to Avoid Technology Distractions

Have an iPhone? Turn On ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode to Avoid Technology Distractions

If you’re a loyal Apple customer, chances are your iPhone doesn’t leave your side — and that includes when you’re behind the wheel. Now, before you jump to conclusions, we’re not accusing anyone of anything. We are all perfectly capable of owning an iPhone, taking it in the car, and setting it on the passenger’s […]

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Ford SYNC AppLink Lets You Project Waze Onto Your Vehicle’s Touchscreen

Ford SYNC AppLink Lets You Project Waze Onto Your Vehicle’s Touchscreen

Waze is great. It’s a real-time traffic app that doesn’t just allow you to track the flow of traffic, find new routes to avoid the grind of gridlock, and make sure you’re minding your P’s and Q’s when you happen across a speed trap, but one that also lets you track points and have your […]

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6 Must-Have Smartphone Accessories for Your Car

6 Must-Have Smartphone Accessories for Your Car

If your car lacks the technological features you desire, you have two choices: purchase a brand-new car, or buy accessories. The first option is expensive, so if you’re on a budget it’s much better toyou’re your money toward accessories. Here are the essential smartphone accessories that can guarantee optimum entertainment whether you are driving alone […]

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Volkswagen Car-Net App Update Includes More Tracking Features

Volkswagen Car-Net App Update Includes More Tracking Features

Volkswagen announced on Tuesday three new features added to their mobile app Car-Net. Available for both iOS and Android users, these new updates expand on the many tracking, navigational, and security features already existing on the app. Lights On: What dashboard warning lights are trying to tell you Previous features of Car-Net include locating a […]

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WardsAuto Appoints 2018 Kia Stinger GT to Its 10 Best Interiors List

WardsAuto Appoints 2018 Kia Stinger GT to Its 10 Best Interiors List

Known for its speed and power, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is also making a name for itself due to its style. The fastback sport sedan recently snagged a coveted spot on WardsAuto’s 2018 list of the 10 Best Interiors. Check Out: Spotlight on the 2018 Kia Stinger GT “After we tallied the scores, the […]

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Is It Possible for Your Car to Be Struck by Lightning? What Would Happen?

Is It Possible for Your Car to Be Struck by Lightning? What Would Happen?

Being in the right place when a thunderstorm hits can have life-or-death importance. If there’s lightning travelling between the sky and the ground, it’s imperative to escape to a location that makes you less of a target for lightning—not more. Is a vehicle a safe place to hide during a thunderstorm? Or is a car […]

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2019 Kia K900 Makes First World Appearance at New York International Auto Show

2019 Kia K900 Makes First World Appearance at New York International Auto Show

A higher level of luxury for Kia has been achieved in the 2019 K900. The restyled K900 is based on the “The Gravity of Prestige” design aesthetic, which highlights a wrap-around cabin overflowing with high-end amenities, premium materials, and advanced technologies. Learn More: Spring car prep Revealed at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, […]

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New Car Jump Starter Design That Also Charges Your Phone

New Car Jump Starter Design That Also Charges Your Phone

While there are plenty of car jump starters on the market, few of them are as multi-tasking as the innovative one that Beatit Tech has released. It’s called the Beatit Tech 600A Peak. Despite its compact size, its 14000mAh capacity battery gets 600 amps of peak current and comes with a 12-volt charger. It’s mighty […]

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What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

If you’ve been driving down the highway and seen a description of a vehicle flash across a digital screen above the road, it’s no doubt gotten your attention—and that’s on purpose. Those vehicle description broadcasts are part of the AMBER (“America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan”) Alert program. If you’re seeing one, it’s because a child […]

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Driver’s License? There’s (Going To Be) an App for That

Driver’s License? There’s (Going To Be) an App for That

You know those articles about how millennials are changing everything with their hashtags, and their Snapchats, and their smartphones? Well, hold on to that last item in that list, for a moment, because a pilot program currently going on in four states and Washington, D.C., are testing the feasibility of replacing driver’s licenses with a […]

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It’s Official: Nintendo Is Bringing Mario Kart to iPhone and Android Devices by March 2019

It’s Official: Nintendo Is Bringing Mario Kart to iPhone and Android Devices by March 2019

’90s kids can relish in the fact that their favorite decade is making a comeback. Mario Kart is officially coming to your smartphone. While some Missouri residents have been able to get their Mario Kart fix by playing real-life Mario Kart in Branson , the majority of us have been wishing Mario Kart had a […]

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Multiple Approaches Could Provide US With Better Car Charging Infrastructure

Multiple Approaches Could Provide US With Better Car Charging Infrastructure

According to John Hayes, former minister of the Department for Transport in the UK, electric car chargers need to have the same level of recognizability that British phone booths have, adding that they “should be beautiful.” This statement came as Hayes and the House of Commons discussed a bill called the Automated and Electric Vehicles […]

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Report: Approximately 80% of Electric Vehicles Are Leased

Report: Approximately 80% of Electric Vehicles Are Leased

Drivers are opting to lease new EVs rather than buy them outright, fearing that the technology of the vehicles will soon become outdated

With each passing week, more automakers are introducing new electric vehicles to their future lineups. Despite this rapid electric adoption, only about 1% of the global market has gone fully electric. This statistic would suggest that people are not buying new electric vehicles, and this is indeed the case. Instead, motorists are leasing electric models. Nearly 80% […]

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Ford, Brake Suggest Changing Glove Box Name to Phone Box to Encourage Safer Driving

Ford, Brake Suggest Changing Glove Box Name to Phone Box to Encourage Safer Driving

For even the most disciplined drivers, the temptation provided by mobile phones is great. In the UK, for example, data from the Department for Transport suggests that there has been a 79% increase in collisions where mobile phones were a contributing factor since 2012, and that fatalities cause by phone-related collisions have risen by 88%. […]

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The Future of Connected Cars Is Apparently at Avis Rental in Missouri

The Future of Connected Cars Is Apparently at Avis Rental in Missouri

Vehicle to vehicle, or V2V, communications is one of the technologies often discussed when talking about the future of the car industry. However, so far, the only vehicle featuring V2V communications is the Cadillac CTS sedan, which greatly limits the effectiveness of the system. New Tech: Meet the updated 2018 Chevrolet Equinox What V2V technology […]

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Smartly Refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento Makes Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

Smartly Refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento Makes Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

Although sporting new front and rear fascias, a distinct radiator grille complemented by a new headlamp design, restyled fog lamps and wheels at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2019 Kia Sorento’s appearance revealed what matters most is on the inside. Learn More: 2018 Kia Sorento earns top safety award Notable interior changes to the […]