By Christine Persaud
Many of the newest vehicles include features like built-in Bluetooth and navigation, and can connect to smartphones via Android Auto and/or Apple Carplay, allowing you to do things like listen to incoming messages, and safely send replies by voice. But there’s some third-party gear worth considering for older vehicles, as well as for other ways of helping you stay connected.
By Christine Persaud
by Lee Rickwood
The connected car data chain extends from the manufacturer to the dealer to the telecom service provider to the auto mechanic to the insurance company to the licensing agencies to the driver and occupants, with potential stops in between for law enforcement and traffic management officials. Which company or public sector institution would the average driver contact if they have a privacy concern?
By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
CES, or the International Consumer Electronics Show, is a yearly event that has grown in scale. Not only does it focus on computers, smartphones, tablets, accessories and appliances but increasing attention has gone to connected cars, wearables, 3-D Printing and emerging technologies like AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality).
Lenovo, by virtue of Motorola, is looking outward. They’ve created the thinnest smartphone in the market with the Moto Z and its cheaper, slightly thicker variant, the Moto Z Play. But while both of these are premium flagship devices, it is the availability of Moto Mod accessory modules that really pushes the smartphone paradigm towards the future.
This is a huge opportunity for dash-cam manufacturers and also for consumers who may want to upgrade security and have recording capability on their older vehicles without spending too much for the privilege.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu will not play music until you buckle up, it also silences the sound system if you go over speed limits, it features a way to program the key fob so that metrics can track your driving and even generate an report card at the end of your ride.
By Ted Kritsonis
Another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in the books, and with plenty of buzz, there was a shift in focus that looks to be a trend for the show’s foreseeable future. Wearables, smart home, virtual reality (VR), connected cars and drones dominated the show floor this year.