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Tesla Android Auto, Apple Carplay Hack Now Has Full Integration for All Tesla Vehicles
Tesla Android Auto, Apple Carplay Hack Now Has Full Integration for All Tesla Vehicles

27 Jun 2022, 10:50 UTC / The developer Michal Gapinski announced he was working on the Tesla Android Project in January, and things are evolving well.

 
Modern Hero Creates Cheap Car Gaming System for Disabled Children Using Raspberry Pi
Modern Hero Creates Cheap Car Gaming System for Disabled Children Using Raspberry Pi

26 Jun 2022, 22:35 UTC / Simple yet brilliant idea brings a gaming system into the car, making the daily commute to and from school much more entertaining

 
This iPad Pro Upgrade Makes the New-Generation CarPlay Feel Outdated
This iPad Pro Upgrade Makes the New-Generation CarPlay Feel Outdated

26 Jun 2022, 22:00 UTC / Custom dash mod brings a larger iPad Pro in a 2005 Dodge Ram, therefore providing a welcome infotainment upgrade in the truck

 
A New Google Maps Alternative Is Now Available on Android Auto
A New Google Maps Alternative Is Now Available on Android Auto

26 Jun 2022, 21:22 UTC / A stable version of HERE WeGo with built-in Android Auto support is now available for download from the Google Play Store

 
Human-Made Fireflies Emit Colored Light to Communicate, Could Have Various Applications
Human-Made Fireflies Emit Colored Light to Communicate, Could Have Various Applications

25 Jun 2022, 08:00 UTC / MIT engineers have created a robotic firefly that glows during flight. It uses actuators to fly and electroluminescent zinc sulfate particles to produce light

 
Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot Is Back Across the Board in the U.S., but It's Too Expensive
Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot Is Back Across the Board in the U.S., but It's Too Expensive

24 Jun 2022, 10:11 UTC / The American EV maker brought back the Enhanced Autopilot for its S, 3, X, and Y models. Unfortunately, the option is pricey

 
Google Finally Trying to Figure Out Why an Essential Android Auto Feature Is Broken Down
Google Finally Trying to Figure Out Why an Essential Android Auto Feature Is Broken Down

23 Jun 2022, 22:54 UTC / The company has started looking into reports that Google Assistant is no longer being able to make calls on Android Auto

 
What End of the Chip Shortage? Carmakers Remove More Systems, Stop Production
What End of the Chip Shortage? Carmakers Remove More Systems, Stop Production

23 Jun 2022, 21:20 UTC / Volkswagen has recently decided to remove some features from models sold in Australia; Stellantis is now halting production at Italian plant

 
Google Maps Causes New Legal Trouble for Google, This Time in Germany
Google Maps Causes New Legal Trouble for Google, This Time in Germany

22 Jun 2022, 23:20 UTC / The country’s competition watchdog is looking into whether the restrictions enabled by Google for Google Maps are hurting the competition

 
Android Automotive Cars Get CarPlay Support Because Really Why Not
Android Automotive Cars Get CarPlay Support Because Really Why Not

22 Jun 2022, 22:50 UTC / Polestar, one of the companies that have pioneered the adoption of Android Automotive, is bringing CarPlay to its models with a new software update

 
Google Maps Update Fixes One Big Issue, Second One Still Wreaking Havoc on Android Auto
Google Maps Update Fixes One Big Issue, Second One Still Wreaking Havoc on Android Auto

22 Jun 2022, 21:54 UTC / The satellite mode bug that causes Google Maps to freeze on Android Auto is yet to be fixed by the Mountain View-based tech giant

 
Volkswagen Says Apple Is Unlikely to Build an Apple Car
Volkswagen Says Apple Is Unlikely to Build an Apple Car

22 Jun 2022, 21:18 UTC / On the other hand, the Germans seem to think that Apple investing in a digital cockpit would make more sense in the long-term

 
Mercedes Partners With ZYNC for Optimized In-Car Digital Entertainment
Mercedes Partners With ZYNC for Optimized In-Car Digital Entertainment

22 Jun 2022, 11:49 UTC / ZYNC will provide Mercedes-Benz with its digital entertainment platform, as well as the interface between content partners

 
Volkswagen Is the Latest Victim of the Chip Crisis, Systems Dropped From Certain Models
Volkswagen Is the Latest Victim of the Chip Crisis, Systems Dropped From Certain Models

21 Jun 2022, 21:20 UTC / The Australian unit of the company has confirmed that blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts will no longer be available on some models

 
Google Kills Off Android Auto for Phones Once and For All
Google Kills Off Android Auto for Phones Once and For All

20 Jun 2022, 22:19 UTC / The search giant has retired Android Auto for Phone Screens, now telling users to switch to the Google Assistant driving mode

 
Car Electronics Supplier Knows Precisely When the Semiconductor Shortage Will Be Over
Car Electronics Supplier Knows Precisely When the Semiconductor Shortage Will Be Over

20 Jun 2022, 22:03 UTC / Visteon seems to be confident the chip shortage would be over in 2023, at which point the car production should return to normal

 
Google Quietly Releases Highly Anticipated Google Maps Update on Android
Google Quietly Releases Highly Anticipated Google Maps Update on Android

20 Jun 2022, 21:23 UTC / A new version of Google Maps is now available for Android devices, and as it turns out, it resolves the dark mode problems on Android Auto

 
Cloud Now Runs an Entire Factory, With the 5G Technology Inserted at BMW Group Plant Lands
Cloud Now Runs an Entire Factory, With the 5G Technology Inserted at BMW Group Plant Lands

20 Jun 2022, 12:21 UTC / The new 5G wireless technology allows large data volumes to be transferred within a very short time, enabling real-time connectivity.

 
Mazda Details New Rhodium White Body Color, Created Using Unique Painting Technology
Mazda Details New Rhodium White Body Color, Created Using Unique Painting Technology

17 Jun 2022, 09:39 UTC / Rhodium White, created using a unique painting tech, represents Mazda’s third signature color together with Soul Red Crystal and Machine Gray Premium

 
New Google Maps Update for Android Now Available, Major Bug Still Not Fixed
New Google Maps Update for Android Now Available, Major Bug Still Not Fixed

16 Jun 2022, 22:30 UTC / A new version of Google Maps has recently been released to Android devices, but the dark mode glitch still appears to be there