The rumored Apple Car is already a loser.
Plug your phone into the car and enjoy phone, navigation, messaging and more. That's the idea behind Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (in beta), and we tried both at the LA Auto Show.
No mainstream new cars have CarPlay yet (the Ferrari doesn't count), so it's a small, sweet victory that older cars can get it now if they have or install one of these systems.
Plug the Automatic Link dongle into your car, fire up the iOS/Android app, and get the goods on how your driving affects your fuel efficiency; how your car's feeling today; and more.
You won’t have to buy a new car to get Apple’s CarPlay interface for your iPhone. Pioneer will be one of the first aftermarket manufacturers to offer it in an installable system for older cars.
The 2015 Audi A3 is the first car available with 4G LTE; we take it for a test drive.
Apple's CarPlay is bobbing up everywhere, it seems, though it's not quite final yet. Watch this video of a prototype, demonstrated at the Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Sunnyvale.
Learn how CarPlay will help you control music, interact with Siri, make phone calls or more, as we see a prototype in action in a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
We go for a test drive with a $100 gadget that plugs into a computer socket on your car and sends data about your driving habits to your iPhone or Android device.
Plug this $100 gadget into a computer socket on your car, and it can send data about your driving habits to your iPhone or Android device. We take Automatic for a test drive to see if it gets us from Point A to Point B more efficiently.
Grab your iPhone and your older car! Pioneer joins Alpine in announcing CarPlay for its installable systems, which, unlike Alpine's, are already shipping (but the upgrade is pending).
Alpine Electronics is reportedly working with Apple to develop an installable upgrade that includes CarPlay, the iOS-based infotainment system for cars.