You can't have too much traffic data. Inrix XD's app adds accident reports, construction data, and road sensors. Whether it can beat Waze's huge head start is a tougher challenge, though.
There's scant room for hamsters, but plenty of hints at the streaming future of connected cars.
Adjustable sensors can detect kids, pets, and other small obstacles behind the car.
A car that watches the road and nudges the steering wheel hints at the future of self-driving cars, though not all drivers may be ready to let go.
Using the GPS, the car detects when you're entering a tunnel and automatically shuts vents that bring in external air and begins recirculating interior air.
Hush hush, sweet engine: The hybrid Cadillac ELR uses noise cancelling to dampen the sound of the car's transition from electric to gas engine. Call us when it can drown out "are we there yet?"
Is this a car or a fast-moving spa? The S550’s new technologies include a scent-control system, passenger massage, and oh yeah, some things that improve the safety and driving experience as well.
We test the mbrace2 connected-car service on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550. Its yearly subscription almost seems like a small price to pay for the convenience of talking to a real, live person who will conduct Google searches for you and even make doctor appointments. But no homework help, kid. Sorry.
At an event in Belgium, Ford showed off future driving aids that inch us ever closer to the autonomous car.
The 2014 Corolla sedan, Tundra truck, and 4Runner mid-sized SUV will all feature the latest generation of Toyota Entune. It faces some tough competition in Cadillac's CUE and other customizable systems, though.
This very special Nissan LEAF is a poster car for the company’s pledge to bring autonomous vehicles to market by 2020.
VW’s new Car-Net service debuts on select 2014 models including the EOS Komfort. Car-Net provides vehicle status, remote control and monitoring, and safety features, with an iPhone app now and an Android app on the way.
A new partnership between SemaConnect and Recargo aims to fix one big hassle of using public charging stations: figuring out how to pay. A new mobile app lets your phone be the authenticator, rather than a payment card or a bothersome phone call.
The third annual celebration of all cars electric included events in about 100 cities, a few international.
Mercedes-Benz is showing an augmented-reality concept for in-car navigation where street names, house numbers, and points of interest will pop up on a live feed.