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Google overhauls Maserati's infotainment with Android interface

Technology giant Google has taken a leap beyond its Android Auto smartphone integration system, with the unveiling of a complete in-car infotainment system running its Android operating platform...

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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

Read the article here. Safety features like rear-view cameras and parking sensors are a huge help for drivers, taking this technology a step further to help in those in those tricky situations – the new Holden Captiva is available with rear cross-traffic alert. Radar sensors are located here in the rear corners of the vehicle scan for approaching traffic to the left and right...


Android Auto will soon skip the need for an in-car display
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Android Auto will soon skip the need for an in-car display

During the annual Google I/O developers conference, the search giant announced that Android Auto will gain some new features, including the ability to operate without a compatible infotainment head unit. Until now, Android Auto boasted a similar feature set to Apple CarPlay, with both technologies allowing their respective smartphone operating systems to present a mirrored but significantly simplified interface on a vehicle's compatible display...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...


2016 Ford Kuga: Australian update adds Sync 2, larger screen at entry level
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2016 Ford Kuga: Australian update adds Sync 2, larger screen at entry level

The 2016 Ford Kuga has been given another update for Australia and, while it’s not the recently revealed styling and technology update, buyers at the entry level may be pleased - depending on their priorities, and how soon they buy. When the Kuga was last updated for Australia, in November last year, the company added its newer Sync 2 infotainment system and a larger 8...


2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market
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2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market

A lightly updated 2017 Kia Sorento has been revealed for the US market this week, bringing a number of safety enhancements and support for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity platforms. With the South Korean car maker ushering in the updated Sorento - this particular version bound for the US - it has also been revealed that the SUV will be available to order with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


Honda and Hitachi unveil breathalyser small enough for a smart key
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Honda and Hitachi unveil breathalyser small enough for a smart key

Earlier this month Honda and Hitachi demonstrated a new, small, tamper-proof breathalyser that can be incorporated into future smart keys. The prototype device features a sensor that's only around five square millimetres in size. This small detector can not only determine ethanol concentrations as little as 0...


New Peugeot i-Cockpit interior technology revealed
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New Peugeot i-Cockpit interior technology revealed

Peugeot has unveiled its next-generation ‘i-Cockpit’ interior, introducing a new evolution of the French brand’s cabin design and infotainment systems. Revealed in Paris this week to international media including CarAdvice, the new i-Cockpit interior represents a first look at the layout and technology that will appear in Peugeot’s new and recently spied SUV models, among others...


2017 Ford Escape debuts FordPass remote smartphone tech
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2017 Ford Escape debuts FordPass remote smartphone tech

Ford’s newly revised Escape SUV, which will be sold here as the updated 2017 Ford Kuga, is the first model to feature the company’s new FordPass system, which allows drivers to remotely unlock, locate and start their vehicle via a smartphone app. The ‘FordPass with Sync Connect’ system hooks up to the Escape’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system, which also adds support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


New Peugeot i-Cockpit infotainment system surfaces online
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New Peugeot i-Cockpit infotainment system surfaces online

A set of images that preview what looks to be the next generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit infotainment system has surfaced online, offering a look at what will likely be the new 3008 SUV’s interior. The images, made up of two leaked marketing shots and a collection of close-up spy photos that appeared in the Chinese press over the weekend, reveal a new dashtop screen and an expansive display in place of the conventional instrument cluster...


Hyundai details connected-car plans
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Hyundai details connected-car plans

Korean car maker Hyundai has unveiled its plans for the development of new ‘connected car’ technologies, paving the way for new in-car connectivity and car-to-car communications systems. The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the Hyundai and Kia brands, will collaborate with IT and networking companies to develop its “hyper-connected and intelligent car” concepts, promising to bring new value and efficiency to drivers...


BMW Personal Mobility Companion: new app is part navigation, part personal assistant
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BMW Personal Mobility Companion: new app is part navigation, part personal assistant

The gap between our digital and physical lives is ever closing, and BMW has taken a further step forward to help combine cars and smartphones with their new Connected Personal Mobility Companion app. Using your address book and calendar data, the BMW app knows when and where you have your next appointment...


UK to begin public road trials of autonomous vehicles this year - reports
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UK to begin public road trials of autonomous vehicles this year - reports

The British government is poised to allow testing of self-driving vehicles on public roads this year. Bloomberg and other sources have indicated that the change in policy will be officially announced as part of the Conservative government's 2016 budget, which will be delivered on Wednesday, UK time...


GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation
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GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation

General Motors has acquired San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle technology company Cruise Automation. GM expects the purchase of Cruise Automation to be complete some time during the second quarter. Once all the legal paperwork is complete, Cruise Automation will become an independent part of GM's Autonomous Vehicle Development Team and will continue to be based out of San Francisco...


Ford patents in-car cinema experience for driverless vehicles
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Ford patents in-car cinema experience for driverless vehicles

Ford has filed a patent in the US for an in-car entertainment system that could one day bring the cinema to the driver’s seat. No, you're not misreading that: the American motor giant recently lodged a patent application for an “autonomous vehicle entertainment system”, complete with its own projector and portable screen...


2017 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications: More standard kit, higher prices
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2017 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications: More standard kit, higher prices

The model-year 2017 Porsche Cayenne is now available to order in Australia, with customer deliveries scheduled to kick off late in the third quarter of 2016. Prices are up across the range, but Porsche says much of the increase can be credited to a newly expanded list of standard equipment...


Google self-driving car has "some responsibility" in bus accident
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Google self-driving car has "some responsibility" in bus accident

In February 2016, one of Google's self-driving Lexus RX450h SUVs, operating in autonomous mode, collided at low speed with a bus. Unlike previous incidents on public roads involving the search giant's fleet of self-driving cars, the internet giant is claiming a share of the responsibility...