Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars

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Chevrolet will introduce a new technology feature that will allow drivers to pay for gas at the pump from inside their vehicles without having to swipe a credit card or use their smartphone.

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Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

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One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

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JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren’t officially ready for it, but that support is finally here… more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo — that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Infiniti plans overhaul of infotainment system by 2021

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Infiniti is working on a fully overhauled infotainment system starting in 2021 that will feature bigger displays but retain the current dual-touchscreen setup. In the meantime, upgrades including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be added to existing systems starting next year.

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Infiniti plans overhaul of infotainment system by 2021 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Would you pay $17 a month to give your older Ford connectivity?

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When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.

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Would you pay $17 a month to give your older Ford connectivity? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda is finally adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Mazda is finally adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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VW reveals the new Touareg, but not for America

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Volkswagen has just revealed the latest version of its first modern SUV, the Touareg. It’s bigger and is way more high-tech than its predecessors. And according to Volkswagen, it’s not for us in the United States. Instead, it will just be launching in overseas markets such as China and Europe.

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VW reveals the new Touareg, but not for America originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ford’s new SmartLink plug-in modem brings older models up to snuff

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A new device will allow millions of older-model Ford vehicles to be upgraded to include the same connectivity perks found in newer vehicles. The FordPass SmartLink device will enable features like a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, smartphone integration of key fob features like remote engine start, lock and unlock, vehicle health and security alerts, and vehicle location tracking.

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Ford’s new SmartLink plug-in modem brings older models up to snuff originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2019 Ram 1500 gets vertical touchscreen infotainment system

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Plus buttons on the dash and key fob to manually raise or lower the air suspension.

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2019 Ram 1500 gets vertical touchscreen infotainment system originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Plex for Android Auto simplifies server-based music streaming

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Next you fire up Android Auto, you’ll have the option to stream your Plex music library.

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Plex for Android Auto simplifies server-based music streaming originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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