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Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.
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15th Mar 2020
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Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.

The line between personal technology and our cars is becoming increasingly blurred, thanks to a new generation of connected vehicles and user technology. This is a series of pieces where we look at the mobile applications available for your car. First cab off the rank, is MINI. MINI Driver’s Guide: Digital owner’s manual for your car, linked to the VIN.
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James Ward
Toyota: Apple CarPlay retrofit $199 for selected models
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31st Oct 2019
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Toyota: Apple CarPlay retrofit $199 for selected models

Toyota Australia has finally rolled out its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit program, along with announcing the standard fitment of the smartphone mirroring systems across its new-generation model lines. From November 1, existing owners of the Camry, Corolla, Granvia, HiAce, Prius and RAV4 will be able to upgrade their vehicles' infotainment systems – costing $199 for Camry, Corolla and Prius, while Granvia, HiAce and RAV4 retrofits will be free of charge.
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James Wong
Skoda reveals new digital assistant for Kamiq and Scala, not for Oz
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30th Sep 2019
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Skoda reveals new digital assistant for Kamiq and Scala, not for Oz

Czech brand Skoda has become the latest manufacturer to offer a Siri-like intelligent in-car assistant, launching a new "Hey, Laura" function for the Kamiq crossover and Scala small car. The online-based voice control system understands natural speech in six languages, according to the Volkswagen Group subsidiary, and forms part of the 'Amundsen' infotainment system that's available for the Kamiq and Scala.
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James Wong
Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo
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8th May 2018
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Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo

Volvo Cars will embed Google Assistant, Maps and the Google Play Store in its next-generation Sensus infotainment system. As announced in May 2017, the replacement for Volvo's current infotainment system will be based on Google Android – something Audi is also planning. Although both system will have the same software skeleton, each manufacturer will be able to make the system look like their own.
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Scott Collie
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