automotive

Google Auto LLC to make more self-driving cars

No official or major announcement yet and the Internet giant won't comment on related inquiries but Google is believed to be working on its own automotive company. We don't know if the company will start making cars but the Guardian said that an auto company is being set up according to some documents.

Cadillac’s 2016 car models to support Android Auto

Car manufacturers are slowly catching up to the connectivity craze. Recently, Chevrolet announced that their new models will be carrying support for Android Auto, Google's new platform for auto mobile connectivity. Now, it's the turn of General Motor's luxury brand, the Cadillac, to be integrated to your other mobile devices. Their upcoming 2016 models will have Android Auto support, which brings hands free calling and texting, as well as getting your smartphones or tablets connected to your new Cadillac.

Hyundai’s 2015 Sonata is first car to have Android Auto

The first one out the road when it comes to the brand new Android Auto platform is Hyundai as they announced that their 2015 Sonata model will now come installed with the connectivity system. Fret not already existing Sonata owners that did not make it to this new feature. They will also be offering upgrades for your car to have this installed when you bring it to an authorized dealer. This will make your smartphone activities while driving less distracting and more focused on the actual driving.

Mercedes, Qualcomm collaborating on wireless charging for cars, devices

Qualcomm has been facing some pretty stiff competition when it comes to the smartphone chipset market, with big brands like Apple and Samsung opting to develop and use their own instead of using Snapdragon. But now they are looking to branch out in a whole new other market, creating a new division called Qualcomm Automotive Solutions which focuses on creating products for "the connected car". A new partnership with Mercedes-Benz looks at wirelessly charging both your devices and your e-car as well.

An exclusive look at Audi’s LG-made smartwatch

It's no longer news that the digital divide between mobile devices and cars are slowly thinning, and 2015 might be the year when the wall truly collapses. With endeavors like Google's Android Auto as well as Apple's CarPlay, we can expect more and more vehicles this year to integrate with our smartphones. But it isn't just smartphones either, as more and more car makers are adding support for smartwatches as well. Here at CES 2015, we take a closer look with Audi's smartwatch, a product of its collaboration with LG.

New app lets Android Wear control your Tesla Model S

Smartwatches seem to be the latest cool tech trend as you can just speak into your device and you can make things happen, just like in the movies a few years ago. Now a new app will make them even cooler as it can make a car do basic commands, that is if you have a smartwatch that runs on Android Wear and if you’re one of the privileged owners of a Tesla Model S.
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