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2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system
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9th Oct 2019
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2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system

The Volvo XC40 Electric is set to become the one of the first production cars to feature an infotainment system powered by the Android Automotive operating system (OS).
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Derek Fung
2019 Android Auto facelift: Watch our video tour
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5th Aug 2019
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2019 Android Auto facelift: Watch our video tour

UPDATE: We now have a tour of the new Android Auto in CarAdvice's Kia Stinger. Catch the video above! May 7, 2019: Android Auto, Google's smartphone mirroring system, has been given its first major makeover since it was introduced in 2015. The key change is a revised navigation bar across the bottom of the screen, which will soon feature a home button on the left side, and notification and voice command buttons on the right.
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Derek Fung
Google Maps to show real-time EV charge point availability
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24th Apr 2019
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Google Maps to show real-time EV charge point availability

Google Maps will now show whether your nearest electric charging point is occupied the USA and UK. All users need to do is open the app on their phone, or the website on their desktop, and search for 'EV charging stations' for a live list of how many plugs are free at EVgo, SemaConnect and Chargemaster stations.
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Scott Collie
Apple CarPlay: Google Maps, Waze now supported
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19th Sep 2018
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Apple CarPlay: Google Maps, Waze now supported

Among all the shiny things included in Apple's latest iPhone software update is an exciting development for CarPlay users – finally, you can use Google Maps through your car's touchscreen. Huzzah! UPDATE: Waze is coming, but it's not available right now. Apologies for the error. The news was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June this year, but it's now officially available to users as part of the iOS12.0 update released alongside the new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
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Scott Collie
Jaguar I-Pace joins Waymo driverless fleet
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30th Mar 2018
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Jaguar I-Pace joins Waymo driverless fleet

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Google's Waymo autonomous driving division have announced a long-term strategic partnership this week at the New York motor show. The two companies will work together to design and engineer a driverless version of the Jaguar I-Pace, with 20,000 units forecast to join Waymo's self-driving fleet in its first two years of production.
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James Wong