Car Gadgets

2017 Hyundai Elantra Gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By Joe Bruzek on January 15, 2016


CARS.COM — The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra will launch with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay availability when the sedan goes on sale later this month. The two systems seamlessly integrate phone, music and app functions with a car's multimedia system.… Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra Gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By Joe Bruzek on January 15, 2016

CARS.COM — The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra will launch with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay availability when the sedan goes on sale later this month. The two systems seamlessly integrate phone, music and app functions with a car's multimedia system.… Read More

Volvo Makes Semi-Autonomous Safety System Standard on 2017 S90

By Matt Schmitz on January 7, 2016

CARS.COM — Volvo announced plans to make standard its advanced Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving feature on the-new-for 2017 S90 full-size luxury sedan. Related: 2017 Volvo S90: First Look The latest version of Pilot Assist will debut on the 2017 S90 in… Read More

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept: First Look

By Matt Schmitz on January 6, 2016

CARS.COM Looks like: A Nissan Cube that got caught in a wind tunnel (or the MacBook Air version of the classic VW Microbus) Defining characteristics: High-mileage, all-electric powertrain, superfast-charging battery, gesture controls Ridiculous features: The entire space-age interior configuration and next-next-gen… Read More

Kia Debuts Driverless-Car Tech at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

By Matt Schmitz on January 5, 2016

CARS.COM — You've heard of smartphones and even Smart cars, and now Kia is introducing a new player to the intelligent-technologies field with Drive Wise. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Korean automaker is unveiling plans… Read More

FCA's Next-Gen Uconnect System Gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By Matt Schmitz on January 4, 2016

CARS.COM — Hot on the heels of Ford's announcement today that it would offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay across much of its lineup by year's end, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles followed suit. FCA said the new-and-improved fourth generation of its… Read More

Five Holiday Accessories for Your Car

By Jennifer Geiger on December 1, 2015

Are you bursting with so much holiday cheer that it just can't be contained by your house alone? Set your sights on the family truckster with these five holiday accessories for your car. 1. Magnet Lights We're sure there's a… Read More

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show What You Missed: Day One

By Matt Schmitz on November 18, 2015

Like rush hour on the 405, the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show's first day was jam-packed with vehicles. Among the bumper-to-bumper debuts today, we covered more than a dozen. More 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage In addition to well-known… Read More

Audi Talks Self-Driving Cars, Q8 SUV at AutoConference L.A.

By Kelsey Mays on November 18, 2015

Audi is closer to building an all-new SUV and bringing its own self-driving technology to market. Scott Keogh, president of the German luxury brand's U.S. arm, said he'd "loosely" confirm rumors of a forthcoming Q8 SUV. Keogh also said future… Read More

2015 Hyundai Sonata Augmented Owner's Manual Video

By Kelsey Mays on November 18, 2015

Vehicle owner's manuals for smartphones and other mobile electronic devices are nothing new, but on the 2015 Sonata, Hyundai enables you to use your device's camera to depict in real time the features throughout the car that you're showing it,… Read More

AAA Issues Plea to Automakers: Spare the Spare

By Matt Schmitz on November 11, 2015

As automakers increasingly ditch the doughnut in favor of run-flat tires and emergency inflator kits, AAA is making a plea to spare the spare. The roadside-services provider says it has seen no decline the past five years in the more… Read More