GM embraces Google voice, maps

6 Sep
GM Google Assistant UIGeneral Motors announced Friday that it is moving toward a more connected in-car experience with the upcoming integration of Google Assistant and embedded Google applications, including navigation via Google Maps. With this announcement, GM joins automakers such as Volvo in expanding in-car connectivity. Perhaps more importantly, it signals an...

iPhone users more likely than Android users to text behind the wheel

11 Apr
Apple iPhone SE lineupResults of a study conducted by an insurance comparison website revealed that iPhone users may be more likely than Android users to text and check their phones will driving. The Zebra surveyed 2,107 Americans and shared the results of its study with The Car Connection on Wednesday. The study found that iPhone users reported that they text, take...

Toyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars

25 Sep
2019 Toyota SiennaGood news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. The report cited, but did not name, a Toyota representative who said the automaker could announce Android Auto compatibility as soon as next month. It's not...

Mazda finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in U.S.

31 Jul
Mazda Apple CarPlay connectivityAnd then there were three—or maybe four. With Mazda's announcement Tuesday that its 2018 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will soon be Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible (and retrofittable), just a handful of major new car brands lack support for iOS and one more isn't on board with Google. The holdouts? Jaguar, Land Rover, and Infiniti. Add...