car gadgets

Updated Uconnect System Coming to Many 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Models

By Kelsey Mays on June 26, 2015


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Uconnect touch-screen system will get a host of updates for 2016, including better graphics, faster menus, a reconfigurable menu bar and Apple's Siri Eyes Free integration. Related: Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Life With the Uconnect System It… Read More

Updated Uconnect System Coming to Many 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Models

By Kelsey Mays on June 26, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Uconnect touch-screen system will get a host of updates for 2016, including better graphics, faster menus, a reconfigurable menu bar and Apple's Siri Eyes Free integration. Related: Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Life With the Uconnect System It… Read More

Ford, Toyota Collaborate on New Multimedia Platform

By Kelsey Mays on June 3, 2015

Automakers and the consumer electronics industry have been working for years to bring dashboard multimedia systems up to smartphone speed and quality, even if that means porting content directly from users' devices. The latest effort comes from Ford and Toyota.… Read More

Chevrolet Adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to 2016 Models

By Kelsey Mays on May 28, 2015

Just days after Hyundai announced Android Auto integration for the Sonata, Chevrolet says it will roll out Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on many 2016 models. Eleven cars will incorporate the system: the Cruze, Camaro coupe and convertible, Colorado, Corvette… Read More

Hyundai Launches Android Auto in 2015 Sonata

By David Thomas on May 26, 2015

Current owners and future shoppers of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata will now - as of today - be able to use Android Auto. This is the first application of the Google-powered multimedia system that integrates with an Android smartphone. Related:… Read More

You Can Now Lock Your Porsche With Your Apple Watch

By David Thomas on April 24, 2015

Controlling your car with an app isn't a new thing. Automakers from Hyundai to Chevrolet to BMW have been allowing owners to check on their car and perform various functions via smartphone apps for the past few years. Today, Porsche… Read More

The 10 Most Annoying Car Features

By David Thomas on March 16, 2015

Every year, we test hundreds of new cars on all types of roads in all kinds of weather. During that time we develop some deep-seated animosity toward certain features, even those that you might not expect.   1. Touch-Sensitive Controls… Read More

Hyundai Expects Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Available by First Quarter's End

By Mike Hanley on February 17, 2015

  Hyundai plans to roll out Apple CarPlay by the end of the first quarter, said Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor. The technology was originally slated to debut in 2014. The Sonata midsize sedan will be the first model in the… Read More

Will Apple Build its Own Car?

By Kelsey Mays on February 16, 2015

  Your smartphone and your car could someday come from the same company. The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 13 (subscription required) that Apple has assigned "several hundred employees" to work on an Apple-branded vehicle.g Related: Should You Use the… Read More

Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Life With the Uconnect System

By Kelsey Mays on February 10, 2015

It's been nearly a year since Cars.com bought a long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which gave us plenty of time to pit the vehicle against other small SUVs, observe real-world gas mileage and document long-term maintenance. Related: Nine Things About the… Read More

Report: Cars Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

By Kelsey Mays on February 9, 2015

A new report from Congress says the wireless technology in cars is vulnerable to hacking. The report, headed by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., contends that wireless networks, Bluetooth, telematics systems like GM's OnStar and synced smartphones are all potential points… Read More