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Apple’s CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation apps, here comes Waze

Apple CarPlay is a fantastic piece of tech that allows a vehicle's infotainment screen to mimic the driver's iPhone's screen, except for one glaring issue: Users can't pull up third-party navigation apps such as Waze. On Monday Apple announced that its latest iOS operating system—iOS 12—will remedy this oversight. While the Silicon Valley tech...

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Volvo plans to embed Google services in next-generation infotainment system

Volvo's next-generation infotainment system may look a lot more like a smartphone. The Swedish luxury brand announced on Monday that it plans to embed Google's connected services in its upcoming infotainment system. Altogether, the system will feature the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps, and other Google services baked into...

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Infiniti preparing to update its infotainment system

Infiniti will take steps in 2019 to begin overhauling it's infotainment system, starting with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Australian publication GoAuto reported on Thursday that the Japanese luxury brand promises to deliver a more premium experience with higher-resolution graphics and more features. However, the love-it-or-leave-it...

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Harman shows digital dashboard with 5G connectivity at CES

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is full of futuristic vehicle technology and connected-car solutions, but Harman is differentiating itself by bringing 5G connectivity to the automotive world. The company revealed its digital cockpit and 5G-ready telematics solution and announced a "leading European automaker" will be first to implement the 5G...

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Audi owners can now enjoy Amazon music services via in-car infotainment

Owners of 2017 and 2018 model year Audis will find a new feature embedded in their car's infotainment system and the Audi MMI connect smartphone app. On Tuesday, the brand announced Amazon's music services are now accessible, providing millions of songs in Audi cars for the right owners. Both Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music will function with...

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You can now order coffee, donuts, or GM products right from a GM vehicle

General Motors wants to make it easier to order your Starbucks coffee, find the nearest Shell station, or even reserve a table at the local TGI Fridays. On Tuesday, the automaker announced GM Marketplace, a commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases run through your infortainment system, and it's coming to new and existing 2017 and 2018...

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Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to be physically connected to work. Now, though, it seems Alpine has a solution for those that want to remain untethered. The...

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