Category Archives: Infotainment & Comfort

All-New Chrysler Pacifica is a Fresh Take on Family Transportation

Families have loved he minivan for generations. Now, the original inventor of the minivan has introduced a fresh take on the family-friendliest of vehicles with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Built on an all-new platform, the Pacifica’s design features a wide, athletic stance with a roof that slopes inward giving the minivan a modern exterior. If you’re an adult that has

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Ford Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to SYNC

Ford has announced it’s expanding the SYNC system, adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE and new AppLink apps to the more than 15 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on roads around the world today.   The automaker says that starting in 2016, “owners of SYNC 3-equipped vehicles will have more choice in how they access their smartphones in the car. iPhone users can activate

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Ford Adding AT&T 4G LTE to 10 Million Vehicles by 2020

Ford SYNC Connect will connect more than 10 million customers with AT&T high-speed communications, adding levels of convenience to the SNYC system over the next five years. With Ford SYNC Connect, Ford vehicle owners can: Remotely lock and unlock doors from anywhere Use the built-in GPS system to locate their parked vehicle on a map Remotely start the vehicle or schedule

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OnStar AtYourService Adding Fuel Savings and Deals

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners who subscribe to OnStar will start seeing the addition Groupon and ExxonMobil as AtYourService partners as new functionality is added later in 2016 to RemoteLink apps. “The AtYourService platform is all about delivering daily relevance and value to our connected customers, enhancing their ownership experience,” said Mark Lloyd, consumer online officer, OnStar. “Integrating great

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2017 Jaguar XE Adds Technology and Connectivity

Tablet style infotainment systems will most likely be commonplace in vehicles in the not-too-distant future while Wi-fi hotspots, smartphone connectivity and driver assistive safety technologies are practically industry standards. For MY 2017 Jaguar has upped their offerings in the XE to come into line with their lower-cost competitors. For MY 2017, Jaguar has added their next-generation infotainment system, InControl Touch Pro,

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Ford’s Latest SYNC Software Update Brings Siri Eyes-Free to 5 Million Vehicles

More than 5 million SYNC-equipped Ford vehicles, dating back to the 2011 model year, are now eligible for a software update that will add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to the vehicle. “SYNC, Ford’s entertainment and communications system, was designed to be flexible and updatable, just like other mobile technologies, so our customers are able to get the most out of

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2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Gets Unique Features, More Standard Technologies

There’s nothing standard about the standard offerings of the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate. Offered exclusively on four-wheel drive 1500 crew cab models with either a 5’ 8” or 6’ 6” cargo bed, the trim level is distinguished with 22-inch wheels with either a chrome or black insert. Additional features include a sunroof, Tri-Mode Power Steps, Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control

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Hyundai Owners Manual Goes High Tech

File this one under, “How have they not thought of this before.” Before 2015 is over, Hyundai will become the first mainstream automaker to launch an augmented reality owner’s manual app. The Hyundai Virtual Guide app is the brand’s take on a traditionally paper owner’s manual and allows drivers and passengers to have access to an enhanced information including how-to information for

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2017 Porsche Macan Gets a Technology Upgrade

Porsche is playing catch-up when it comes to technology compared to its competition but it’s making up for lost time announcing the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is now available in the Macan. Highlights of the system include real-time route navigation, simplified operation and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Various Bluetooth, USB and SD interfaces allow integration of smartphones and storage media with the PCM.

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Ford Launches MyFord® Mobile for Apple, Android Smartwatches

Ford has launched MyFord Mobile, an app for Apple and Android powered smartwatches that allows drivers to access their battery charge status, unlock their doors and get a driving score. “The app gives drivers the ability to quickly check important data like available range before leaving on a journey – without having to access the mobile application on their smartphone,” said

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