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.)
The app is claimed to improve safety by keeping the user constantly informed about speed limits and camera locations. In our view, it’s more of a money saver rather than a real safety-booster. “Our Speed Camera service can be of real benefit, helping people to stay focused as they know where the next camera will be,” says Gerry Hinds, Vice President Mobile at TomTom.
General Motors soon will sell a $US50 smartphone application that could replace your car’s dashboard navigation system. The company said on Wednesday that the app, called GoGo Link, will project smartphone navigation systems onto a dashboard touch screen.
The update worked as advertised. Pairing my iPhone for hands-free calls and streaming audio was child’s play. The touch screen responded faster and more consistently. It’s considerably less frustrating. The voice-recognition button activates the system quickly.
Apple has often been called, for better and sometimes for worse, the luxury automobile of personal computers. Now it seems that metaphor has influenced reality as Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to integrate the iPhone and Siri’s voice control functions into its new A-Class vehicle, according to a PSFK report.
US company has developed an in-car docking station for smart phones. Owners of older cars will soon be able to listen to their music collection in the car, with a US company planning to release an in-car docking station for iPhones.
I have no doubt that the days of the stand-alone GPS receiver are numbered. There’s no reason to get a single-purpose device when your smartphone can do the same thing.
The iPhone comes with a mapping app, but it hasn’t been designed to use while you’re driving. And other navigation software for the iPhone with turn-by-turn directions is often quite expensive. Fortunately, there are a couple of good options that won’t break your bank.
Santa Ana, CA Crevier MINI, Orange County and Los Angeles premier MINI Cooper dealer, is taking the excitement of being behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper to a new level with the introduction of a Driving Excitement app. The Driving Excitement feature is available for iPhone, iPod & iPad users and is housed in the existing MINI Connected app. The new features in MINI Connected are the most recent auto-industry example of innovative infotainment technology specifically purposed to enhance the delightment of roadway travel.
If you are into streaming music to your PC or other devices like the Logitech Squeeze box you might be familiar with MOG. The music streaming service was recently added to the Squeezebox line and if you are already a Primo member at $9.99 a month and own certain BMW or Mini vehicles, you can get a new source of in car entertainment on demand from MOG.