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BMW Digital Key 2.0 works even if your phone's flat
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14th Nov 2019
2 min read

BMW Digital Key 2.0 works even if your phone's flat

BMW has revealed its next-generation digital key technology, which now works when your phone is flat. The Digital Key 2.0 will be able to lock or unlock the car, start the vehicle remotely, and give family members or friends access to the vehicle using the BMW Connected application. UPDATE 23/06/2020: BMW has now expanded the availability of Digital Key to include access for iPhone users. Click here for more info.
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Scott Collie
Fiat Chrysler to use new Samsung/Google online infotainment system from late 2019
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30th Apr 2019
1 min read

Fiat Chrysler to use new Samsung/Google online infotainment system from late 2019

Starting later this year, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will begin offering cars with an online 'ecosystem' headlined by an infotainment system running Google's Android operating system, and using cloud services from Harman, part of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate. Cars equipped with the new system will have a new Android-based infotainment setup with over-the-air updates, built-in app support, satellite navigation, automatic emergency calling, and smartphone connectivity.
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Derek Fung
Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment
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18th Sep 2018
2 min read

Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment

The list of manufacturers planning to use Google for their infotainment systems has grown from two to five, with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announcing Android will underpin its alliance-wide infotainment system from 2021. Under a new agreement, vehicles in the alliance will rely on Android for their infotainment, opening the door for Google Maps integration, among other Google Play apps designed specifically in-car operation.
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Scott Collie
Google overhauls Maserati's infotainment with Android interface
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22nd May 2016
2 min read

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. At its latest I/O developers conference, Google presented a Maserati Ghibli running a next-generation version of the Android platform.
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James Wong
2016 Mitsubishi Pajero drops manual, gains Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Digital Radio
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1st Sep 2015
2 min read

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero drops manual, gains Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Digital Radio

An updated 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero has touched down in the Australian market this week, less than a year since the big off-roading SUV was last revised. September last year saw the Pajero upgraded with lightly refreshed looks, tweaked features and new pricing for some models, but this week’s upgrade brings exciting news for tech-heads: the addition of Apple Carplay, Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio.
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Mike Stevens