automotive

GM app scans license plates, gets driver’s phone number

Scared of having your phone number accidentally spread over the Internet? That may be the least of your worries if GM's new app and system ever takes off. The app, called DiDi plate will let anyone, with the right app of course, take a snapshot of a car's license plate and get the driver's phone number, opening him or her to a world of hurt from unsolicited messages.

Dash’s new IFTTT channel gives smarter driving options

Have you ever wanted to boast about your “driving score” (in real life, not in just a game) on Facebook? Did you wish that you could log all your car trips automatically to Google Drive? Well Dash, the popular car app, now has its very own IFTTT channel so you can do these things plus other recipes to make you drive smarter.

Google’s self-driving car is getting educated on city street driving

Regardless of how you feel about self-driving cars, it seems reasonable to think they are safer on the highway (as opposed to the busy city streets). Well, take that potentially terrifying thought about city street driving and begin to think of it as reality. Google has given an update on the self-driving car project and it includes just that -- city street driving.

Automatic driving assistant arrives for Android

The Automatic Link is touted as a "Smart Driving Assistant" but given support had been limited to iOS, it may not have been on the radar of many Android users. The good news is that has changed as of today. The Automatic app has landed in the Google Play Store ready for Android users looking to connect a little closer with their car.

Auto Finder app automatically marks where you park

Sometimes it is the simpler apps, or in this case, the app you almost don't even have to touch in order to benefit. This particular app is called Auto Finder, and it has arrived in the Play Store with promise of helping you "never forget where you parked again." The key here, Auto Finder does this automatically.

Mercedes says Android will be in their cars when Google has it ready

Google’s Open Automotive Alliance promises big things for your drive. In an attempt to make vehicle entertainment and navigation open source, Google wants to bring a little Android flair to the automobile. Mercedes, in announcing a rival OS for their new C-Class, had something to say about the OAA initiative.
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