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BMW to Remove More Features Due to the Chip Shortage

New BMW models might not have Apple Car Play and Android Auto This is due to a change in Chip suppliers According to the automaker, an over-the-air update will add the missing features later BMW has just announced that it will again remove some...

Connected Cars Create Concerns About Privacy

  50% of new vehicles are connected and 95% are expected to be by 2030 Connected cars can be controlled and located online or via an app Previous owners can still control the vehicles they sold if they haven’t uninstalled the app on their...

The End of the 3G Network Means That Some Vehicles Will Lose Features

Systems like GM’s OnStar in older cars use the 3G network. Software updates are available but not for all vehicles. If your car or SUV was built in 2016 or before, you may find that some features will no longer work in the near...

Stellantis Testing Two Safety Notification Technologies

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Systems using a 5G connection could allow cars to connect with their environment and alert drivers to potential safety risks Another system could warn drivers about emergency vehicles stopped on the shoulder of the road These technologies are being tested at the Michigan...

Apple iOS 14 Includes CarPlay And Maps Updates

Maps will including electric vehicle routing. Car Keys in Wallet will allow you to go fully keyless. The CarPlay wallpaper has evolved. Discovering Apple CarPlay in your new car (or Android Auto) is nothing short of a revolution. Connecting your phone, your world, to...

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class And The 2nd Generation Of MBUX

This 2nd generation MBUX is all-encompassing through safety, convenience, and comfort. MBUX will enable new levels of personalization and interaction. Rear occupants will have equal access to Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX technology with up to three screens. To fully read the Mercedes-Benz press release on the...

Automotive Hacking Incidents Were Seven Times Greater in 2019 Compared To 2016

The number of cyber incidents doubled from 2018 to 2019. These attacks are made possible by internet-connected features in cars. Numbers of attacks can be difficult to compile as it can take months before they are publicly disclosed. We love all the latest technologies...

New Android Auto Could Read Vehicle Info And Even Pay Tolls

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Latest Android Auto update could lead to massive changes in the software's capability Google Pay could be used to pay tolls Android Auto could measure fuel levels and oil levels in the vehicle The latest Android Auto update doesn't seem huge on paper. As...

FCA’s Uconnect 5 Is The Next Level

Connectivity and infotainment are on top priorities for car buyers. Uconnect 5 can be equipped with Alexa "Home to Car" functionality. New Uconnect 5 will first be available with the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. Technology is evolving at a rate that, unless you’re involved in...

Here’s Why BMW Canada Charges $100 A Year For Apple CarPlay

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BMW Canada now offers a yearly subscription service to use CarPlay in your car, here’s why. A couple of weeks ago BMW Canada announced the pricing for their Apple CarPlay subscription. Two subscriptions are now offered, 100$ per year or 400$ for 240 months (20...