On the Road Gadgetry

On the Road Gadgetry

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Up-Close Mobile App Inspection: iOnRoad

Up-Close Mobile App Inspection: iOnRoad

May 16, 2012

Yes, you can have a collision warning system for your car in the palm of your hand instead of an expensive option package.

  • Gas Buddy: Up-Close Mobile App Inspection

    April 26, 2012

    With the national average price of gas hovering around $4 a gallon, it helps to know where the lowest prices ar

  • MyFord Touch gets upgraded

    March 29, 2012

    Ford is giving its MyFord Touch multimedia interface some much-needed improvements to help with speed, visibility and user friendliness.

  • Kidz Gear Headphones Solve In-Car Dilemma

    March 8, 2012

    I've always been baffled that headphones for in-car entertainment systems are sized for adults rather than the kids these systems are designed for. How does that make any sense?

  • Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging

    February 15, 2012

    OnStar and PJM Interconnection, an electric transmission company, are teaming up to help make clean, renewable electrical charging easier for Chevrolet Volt owners.

  • CD Players Make Slow Exit From New Cars

    January 25, 2012

    Car CD players will soon go the way of the tape deck, according to Automotive News.

  • Boredom be gone: Gadgets make driving fun

    January 4, 2012

    The travel portion of any road trip was often something to dread. Children chanting the incessant "are we there yet?" could push adults to the brink of insanity. Luckily, today's road trippers have a number of devices at their disposal to help keep people, including the kids, entertained.

  • Mind Games

    December 14, 2011

    Nissan is working on an automotive control system in which future cars would be able to react to motorists' thought patterns.

  • No More Cutouts: Where Do Aftermarket Stereos Go?

    November 23, 2011

    Getting an aftermarket stereo used to be straightforward. Head down to the electronics store, pick a new unit, yank out your old stereo and install the replacement in a same-size dashboard cavity.

  • WiFi Connects Cars

    November 3, 2011

    Over the next decade-plus, the nation¿s fleet of cars could be connected to each other by Wi-Fi network technology, according to a presentation by Ford¿s Chief Technology Officer Paul Mascarenas.

  • Pioneer Stereo to Battle High-Tech Options from Automakers

    October 12, 2011

    Do you want the latest in in-car entertainment, but don¿t want to fork out the dough at the dealership for a higher-level trim? Pioneer is hoping your answer is yes.

  • Sprint App Blocks Cell Phone Use While Driving

    September 21, 2011

    If you worry about your teen using their cell phone while driving, Sprint has an app for you. Called Drive First, it automatically locks most smartphone functions while driving.

  • Ford brings fantasy baseball to cars

    July 13, 2011

    Ford announced recently that users of its Sync system will soon be able to get fantasy baseball statistics read to them while they're driving.

  • Ford Wants to Monitor Your Health

    June 23, 2011

    Ford's Sync has proven to be a capable device for hands-free calling, audio controls and other simple functions.

  • Worried about your teen driver?

    June 7, 2011

    Worried about your teen driver? Phone apps offer a new frontier for driver learning, feedback and supervision. Check them out