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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto coming to Fiat Chrysler vehicles too

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto coming to Fiat Chrysler vehicles too

As CES 2016 shifts into full speed, Fiat Chrysler has announced that it will be supporting both Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms starting later this year. Fiat Chrysler says it will be adding CarPlay and Android Auto to its UConnect system, making it the latest in a number of car makers to support integration over the last year, with Ford announcing the same just a day earlier.

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Ford SYNC now boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote controls

Ford SYNC now boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote controls

This age is truly a connected age but not everyone connects via the same means or owns the same connected devices. Instead of shoehorning their customers into a single solution, Ford is giving their buyers the gift of choice. Customers who will be purchasing a car equipped with the new SYNC 3 or upgrading to it will be able to choose between Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto for connecting their mobile devices to their cars.

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Apple CarPlay is finally coming to the Hyundai Sonata

Apple CarPlay is finally coming to the Hyundai Sonata

They say that good things come to those who wait. Last year automaker Hyundai promised that they would be making Apple CarPlay available to owners of their Sonata. Well, a year and a half later, they're finally ready to start making good on that promise.

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Deezer becomes even more mobile with CarPlay integration

Deezer becomes even more mobile with CarPlay integration

Apple's long expected entry into the music streaming biz has served as a wake up call to many existing services who are now feeling a challenge to the status quo. Many have started pushing out changes to their subscription tiers or new features to their services. Deezer is, of course, no exception. Just last week it rolled out an update to its Android app that brings it in line with modern Google design, not to mention the iOS app. Now it is also announcing its next frontier, to take over your cars via Apple's CarPlay.

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Here’s what CarPlay costs on the Volvo XC90

Here’s what CarPlay costs on the Volvo XC90

Volvo has begun offering CarPlay for its XC90 SUV, promising existing owners a free upgrade while confirming how much it'll cost in the showroom. Sales of the XC90 began earlier this year, prior to Apple's iPhone-connected infotainment system being available for the SUV, but Volvo promised fresh software to early drivers when it was ready.

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2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

I am not a rapper. I'm not even - to my parents constant disappointment - a superstar DJ. Instead I'm a 5'8 British man, and I really shouldn't like the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. In fact, as someone who believes in climate change and gets vaguely embarrassed by expressions of outlandish and obvious excess, I should probably hate it.

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AAA study finds hands-free smartphone features still distract drivers

AAA study finds hands-free smartphone features still distract drivers

Google, Apple, and Microsoft have worked hard to implement hands-free features when it comes to safely using their smartphones while behind the wheel, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road. While these settings are certainly better than physically holding and interacting with a phone while driving, it turns out they're not quite as safe as we all thought. A new study from the University of Utah and AAA (American Automobile Association) has found that voice commands can still be very distracting.

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Google refutes claim Android Auto collects car data

Google refutes claim Android Auto collects car data

Google is denying a tidbit of information published in a recent Motor Trend report, saying that the company takes privacy seriously and does not require data to be phoned home from Android Auto. On Monday, Motor Trend stated Porsche opted not to go with Android Auto for its 991/2 model due to an alleged requirement that “certain pieces of data” be collected and shipped off to Mountain View.

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Porsche shuns Android Auto for Apple CarPlay in new 911

Porsche shuns Android Auto for Apple CarPlay in new 911

While both CarPlay, from Apple, and Android Auto, from Google, are gaining more and more support these days from a variety of car manufacturers, sports car maker Porsche has decided to go with only one for its new flagship 911 models. The upcoming 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S will only have support for Apple's infotainment system, as, according to Motor Trend, Porsche felt that Google's system required the gathering of too much data about the vehicle.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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Apple car tipped as “committed project” for release in 2019

Apple car tipped as “committed project” for release in 2019

Apple is tipped to have an electric vehicle in the works code-named "Titan". This project has been tipped by anonymous insiders, otherwise known as "people familiar with the matter" speaking with the Wall Street Journal this morning. These same tipsters suggest that the 600-person Apple car team have been given a go-ahead to "triple" the number of people working on the project. It's been suggested that this first vehicle will be smart, but it'll still require a driver.

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Honda pushes CarPlay and Android Auto in 2016 Civic

Honda pushes CarPlay and Android Auto in 2016 Civic

Honda told us it planned to bring CarPlay and Android Auto to the mass market, and the new 2016 Civic is the latest part of that. The tenth-gen car, unveiled last night, includes support for both Apple and Google's smartphone-connected infotainment systems with its updated 7-inch touchscreen in the center console.

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