At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz and Apple have taken their relationship a step further with the announcement that “intelligent assistant” Siri will be moving in – starting with the 2013 Mercedes Benz E-class.
Drive on any highway and you’re bound to see people talking to themselves in their cars, but soon that random chatter may be more purposeful as drivers start giving commands to their in-car digital assistant: Siri. Even if you don’t use her, you know who (or what) Siri is: Apple’s intelligent assistant for iOS devices that arrived with the iPhone 4s.
It is Consumer Electronics Show-time in Las Vegas, the show where most new technologies electronics-wise are presented. Of course, this includes automotive gadgets and electronic functions. At the event, Chevrolet announced future Sparks and Sonics will pack a “world of infotainment choices” with the addition of streaming audio TuneIn and its global network of 70,000 stations.
If you’re looking at getting a 2013 Chevrolet Spark or Sonic LTZ / RS, you’ll be able to drag Siri along for the ride, provided that you have an iPhone 4S or later running iOS 6, according to GM. It’ll pair with Chevy’s MyLink entertainment system using Bluetooth, ensuring you avoid distractions via Apple’s new Eyes Free mode that lets you disable the smartphone’s screen via a steering wheel button.
Telenav, the company behind the Scout navigation application, has just announced a major update for its free iOS program, bringing users voice-guided navigation on their Apple devices, as well as some other new features.
Today Nokia announced that it will bring its mapping service to the iPhone, Android, and Firefox OS under the name Here Maps. The new Here Maps service is available online now at Here.net and the app will come to the iPhone first in the coming weeks.
iOS 6 Update for your iPhone was one of the biggest shocked for many people. Especially, if you were using your iPhone’s Google Maps app to find your way. Google Maps was providing a proper navigation and saving our lives! And never ends in Canada when you search for London in UK! The satellite photos were not from the Second World War and not covered with clouds. Actually, there are lots things to criticise about the new Apple Map application came with iOS 6.
The Satechi BT Media Remote is a Bluetooth remote control for the iPhone and iPad, and for the past month it’s my in-car Bluetooth remote control for the iPhone. The BT Media Remote controls the iPhone when I am driving so I don’t need to look for an on-screen control.
I love to check out new car concepts every once in a while, especially when designers have come up with something unique and interesting that will take cars to a whole new level of awesomeness. It doesn’t happen often, and when it does, it’s usually some super expensive super car and there is only ten made of it or less, but that is of course not always the case.
There I was last Friday, a happy new iPhone 5 owner about to drive home in a 2013 Chevy Spark with the latest multimedia system on the market. I plug the new Lightning connector into the iPhone 5 and the USB into the car’s port.
A complete Turn-By-Turn Navigation solution with Australia’s most comprehensive SpeedAlert that will save your license!! A simple to use, detailed navigation app with spoken instructions designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. Supports landscape and portrait views. Tested for the new iPad - full support for the high resolution screen.
The communication world is now in the age of give-it-to-me-now. In this world of technology, there is a new evolution presented day by day. People have powerful smart phones comparable with the power of computers just a few years ago.
Waze, the impressively-funded navigation app that offers real-time traffic data collected by its users, isn’t just looking to save you time on your commute. With a new feature launching today, it could also save you money on gas.
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook announced Monday that the new operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch will include navigation software for users who need real-time directions based on GPS.
TeleNav has specialized in this feature in part because it was not included in Apple’s software. TeleNav sells its services to AT&T and Sprint wireless customers through those providers. The fee is $10 per month for AT&T subscribers.
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 (Worldwide Developers Conference) was Siri’s new Eyes Free feature, which will essentially replicate the iPhone’s Siri button on the car steering wheel.
Oro Valley: The summer travel season has arrived, and with gas prices going down, it’s time to plan a road trip.
For a Memorial Day weekend trip to Arizona, I checked four free services that provide driving directions - Google, Yahoo, AOL’s MapQuest and Microsoft’s Bing. I made it from Phoenix’s airport to a friend’s wedding outside Tucson without getting lost, and I made several sightseeing stops along the way with only a handful of wrong turns. I also used the services in New York to find mass-transit directions to LaGuardia Airport.
Today we had a chance to speak with a fellow named Dylan who was representing the Ford Motor Company and their soon to be released 2012 Ford Focus Electric car. Our first encounter included no less than an in-depth look at how the mobile application MyFord Mobile, made specifically for this vehicle, worked with and assisted the vehicle in real time.
Clarion’s Next GATE is a 7-inch WVGA touch display that mounts to your vehicle’s windshield with a suction cup—much like a portable navigation device. (However, at seven inches, its size is only rivaled by the largest of PNDs, such as Magellan’s Roadmate 9055-LM.)