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In previous reports, Nissan came up with a lifesaving solution that will address the pressing issue of distracted driving in the form of Signal Shield Concept: The vehicle's arm rest compartment will be converted into a Faraday cage-like area where you can place your mobile device and when the lid is closed, the system will immediately set up a silent zone that will block all the phone's incoming and outgoing cellular activities, Bluetooth and even Wi-fi connections. It is really a cool safety concept coming from the Japanese automaker, and now Apple will also contribute to that cause and is now planning to release a safety feature geared towards drivers.
Have you ever gotten the urge to check your text messages, Facebook notifications and Instagram while driving? Apple wants you to stop the dangerous habit with a new feature called "Do Not Disturb While Driving." DNDWD feature was revealed at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and will be launched as part of iOS 11 for the iPad and iPhone this coming fall. The feature will be activated when the cellular phone will notice that the user is in a vehicle, and is not using Apple CarPlay at that time, and will block any incoming notifications.
Furthermore, it can even send automatic text message replies that will indicate that the phone's owner is currently driving. DNDWD utilizes information about Bluetooth connectivity and adjacent Wifi networks to know if the phone is in a moving vehicle, according to Endgadget. The feature will also be immediately allowed to function when the mobile device is situated in a running car, although passengers or the person behind the wheel with no regard for safety can manually override the feature. IOS will provide the feature with no payment required, and it will be available this fall for the iPhone 5s to the newest iPhone.Read the entire article Apple shows 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' mode on the future iOS 11 featured on iPhone and iPad
Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. These are a few of the famous Italian artists known for their wonderful works of art. Here comes Mito, from Turin, Italy, but Mito is no person. Mito is Alfa Romeo’s three-door supermini. Itself a work of art -- like its 8C, 4C and Guilia siblings -- the Alfa Romeo recently became involved in an art project in which it was the artist. All it needed was an empty warehouse, large white canvass and, of course, colorful powder and paint.
Then came the moment of truth, as captured in video by new high-quality dual camera feature of the new iPhone 7 Plus, which is now fully water-resistant. Its dual rear cameras don’t only take notably better photos -- especially in low light – but also could stitch together two images for unique effects like 2x optical zoom. A future software upgrade would add a cool in-camera bokeh effect that could blur the background while still focusing on the foreground. In addition, the battery of the new Alfa Romeo Mito
Using its spirited agility and superb driving dynamics, the Alfa Romeo Mito, ran and swished over the colored powder and paint and splash them over the white canvass – employing its distinct D.N.A driving system in the process. Alfa Romeo’s unique D.N.A system is a driving mode selector that could adapt the Mito’s performance to suit the driving style and road conditions.Read the entire article New Alfa Romeo Mito creates art work captured by iPhone7 Plus
The new ABT Sportline mobile case will protect your mobile phones in a very elegant and robust fashion. Its objective is to protect your mobile phone in all possible scenarios. The Bavarian car tuner’s case is made of high-quality carbon and has been developed for the iPhone 6 and 6s.
It can be bought at www.abt-shop.de for €89.90 incl. VAT. Many users of mobile phones cases often grumble about damaged smartphones. You won’t have to ever worry about that with the new ABT Sportsline case.
This is possible thanks to its thin walls of .4mm which also makes this case extremely light (11g) making it the thinnest and lightest case for iPhone 6/6s without being weak at any portion. Even with its thinness and lightness, this case will protect your smartphone at all times, this is ensured by its high quality material composed of high tech fibers.Read the entire article ABT Sportsline unveils lightweight durable carbon cases for iPhone 6 and 6s
People’s attentions were almost focused on Apple last week, when the tech giant unveiled its Apple Watch and iPhone 6. Ford, however, won’t let itself be out of the picture. During Apple’s Web cast, Ford used its main Twitter account and the hashtag "#wegotthat2" to jokingly note that its offerings already has the features of Apple’s newest products.
For instance, Ford compared the iPhone's new curved glass front to the windshield of a car, even saying that “objects appear in 3D!" When Apple boasted of the iPhone’s longer battery life, Ford twitted "That's cool. Our batteries power an entire car."
Now that the phone will come with two larger sizes, Ford shared a picture of a MyFord Touch screen and noted its size of 8 inches. Ford only noted that it offered mobile-payment capability long before the iPhone.Read the entire article Ford uses #wegotthat2 hashtag to tweet during Apple Watch and iPhone 6 launch
General Motors is now offering a $50 map app for iPhones that could be played on the dashboard touchscreen of a Chevrolet Spark. Timothy Nixon, chief technology officer of General Motors' OnStar service, remarked that historically, they had dashboard navigation systems, which could cost a driver around $1,500 or more.
Nixon quipped that such nav systems would not be able to “cut it anymore,” noting that the game has changed and “always-connected devices” have raised the bar.
Nixon’s view is just a restatement of the fact that carmakers’ expensive profitable in-car navigation systems are threatened are threatened by the increasing use of smartphone app to find their way on the road. The main reason for this is that while embedded nav systems run from $500 to over $2,000, many map apps come free of charge.Read the entire article General Motors is offering a $50 map app for iPhones
Apple Inc.’s move to make its iOS mobile operating system accessible on vehicle screens could result to a tension between the company and carmakers, according to analysts. Technically, once installed, iOS would control most if not all connected-vehicle features like navigation. This runs counter to what carmaker’s want, as they look to control the overall experience with their own operating systems while keeping up with the latest connected-vehicle technologies.
Thilo Koslowski, a vehicle communications technology analyst at research firm Gartner Inc., told Automotive News that Apple’s control of the connectivity features could pose some issues to carmakers as they target to use connected vehicles to define their brands and products.
He remarked that attracting partners like Apple and at the same time hanging onto overall customer experience will be “an interesting balancing act” in the auto industry. He remarked that if carmakers give overall customer experience away to “somebody like Apple,” there would not be much left for the auto industry to succeed in the connected-vehicle space.Read the entire article Tension may rise between carmakers and Apple over iOS 7 move
Siri, Apple’s popular intelligent personal assistant, will be installed into a number of 2013 models of Japanese carmaker Honda. In a statement, American Honda said that Siri will be offered as a dealer-installed option for the 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX.
The carmaker said that once the Siri is installed, Honda vehicle owners that have a compatible iPhone running on iOS 6 can direct their intelligent personal assistant to perform a number of specific tasks, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
Siri's "Eyes Free" mode limits driver distraction by keeping the iPhone's screen from lighting up. Vehicles installed with Siri will enable drivers to make calls, dictate text messages as well as look up directions either via Bluetooth or by plugging their iPhone into a USB cable in the car. Honda's Siri version will connect via Bluetooth and use the onboard microphone and speakers for communication.Read the entire article American Honda to install Siri into some 2013 models
TomTom has released an update to its Speed Cameras app for iPhone, providing drivers a free 12-month subscription to the Speed Camera service. The Speed Cameras app boasts of new features like the audible and visual speed camera that drivers would receive when the app is running in the background or when the screen is off.
TomTom has also enhanced the average speed check support, helping drivers to stay below the speed limit, even when leaving a tunnel.
The Speed Cameras app for iPhone warns drivers of fixed and mobile cameras on the way, thereby helping them to remain safe and avoid fines.Read the entire article TomTom releases update to Speed Cameras app for iPhone
With the rising demand for in-vehicle Siri capabilities, Apple Inc. announced on June 11, 2012 that it is coordinating with Audi AG, BMW AG, Chrysler Group, General Motors Co., Honda Motor Co., Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corp. to include the popular voice-command software in their vehicles.
Apple is developing an in-vehicle feature called Eyes Free that will allow drivers to make phone calls and send text messages, as well as play music, get directions and use other Siri functions by speaking. Among the eight car manufacturers that are already working with Apple, Honda and GM have confirmed plans to include Siri in their vehicles.
Apple introduced Siri, a voice-command software, in 2011 on the iPhone 4S. Its popularity and practicality have compelled those from the driving community to have the program available in their vehicles. The clamor for Siri-fitted vehicles has been also growing as consumers become more frustrated with the ineffective factory-installed voice recognition systems installed in their units.Read the entire article Car dealers and customers already eager to get the Apple Eyes Free Siri
TomTom has rolled out the TomTom Speed Camera app for iPhone, which allows drivers to access fixed and mobile speed camera alerts. The app is run by the biggest driving community in Europe with its 1.6 million drivers in 15 nations. It boosts safety by communicating information to users regarding speed limits during their trip.
Accordingly, the users can prevent costly speeding fines as well as points on their driving license in some countries. The TomTom Speed Camera app provides users with the right to utilize the company's premium Speed Camera service in a standalone app. This app has a new easy-to-use dedicated user interface.
It provides drivers with information on their speed, the type of camera ahead, the remaining distance to reach it and the speed limit. A color-coded warning system effectively and immediately alerts users if they have to slow down. TomTom's Vice President Mobile Gerry Hinds explained that the Speed Camera service can be "of real benefit," as it assists individuals to remain focused since they know where the next camera will be.Read the entire article TomTom Speed Camera app for iPhone helps users observe speed limits
All the current BMW and MINI models will soon get the AUPEO! Personal Radio iPhone app. After the launch of the Pandora and MOG music services for the US product lineup in 2011, the BMW and MINI Connected Apps options will give European customers the chance to take pleasure in their own personal music service. AUPEO! is an internet radio service that’s customizable.
It uses a recommender system so that the music would match the individual taste of the customers. With the AUPEO!, customers would be able to get access to personalized radio taken from a database of nearly one million tracks. As soon as a genre or artist is entered by the user, tracks are recommended by an algorithm developed by the Fraunhofer Institute to match their personal taste. The Mood Tuner function chooses tracks depending on the mood.
The users may also select from over 150 channels that were pre-compiled by AUPEO!’s music managers. Examples are “80s Best” or “Rock Classics”. If you want this AUPEO! app for your Apple iPhone, just go to iTunes App Store at itunes.com/appstore to download it free of charge. All the current BMW models that have this Apps option can use it. All the MINI models with the MINI Connected option may also use it too.Read the entire article Aupeo! Personal Radio iPhone app ready for the BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected
A person could now enjoy his Apple iPhone inside the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicle, thanks to the new car integration applications developed by the carmaker for gadget’s users. Mercedes-Benz is now using two new applications – Digital DriveStyle App and the Drive Kit Plus for the Apple iPhone – to allow drivers to access all the key content of their Apple iPhone via the in-vehicle display of the carmaker’s A-Class.
The applications also allow drivers to safely and conveniently operate their iPhones via the Controller located at the vehicle’s center armrest. Drivers could also enjoy the A-Class’ attractive 'look' thanks to the revolutionary user interface design.
Soon enough, drivers could look forward to enjoying driving and messaging at the same time, as the Mercedes-Benz will enable access to the voice-based intelligent personal assistant Siri in the vehicle. Siri uses natural language user interface, doing away with the need for specific voice commands, to send messages, select music track, make appointments or check the weather.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz integrates Apple iPhone into the new A-Class
Nissan recently revealed the Scratch Shield iPhone, the brand’s latest iPhone kit. The kit is actually a self-healing iPhone case which utilizes the brand’s very own self-healing paint finish. This particular paint technology is the first of its kind and while first developed in 2005, it had already been used on different Infiniti and Nissan models. By being applied to an iPhone case, this pioneering technology will mark the first time that it’s used on a smartphone, a product that is bound to experience a number of scratches due to daily use.
Thus, iPhone users are more than guaranteed that their phone will look its best for a longer period of time. In order to design the Scratch Shield iPhone, Nissan made use of different advances related to automotive engineering. The result is a paint coat that is long-lasting and durable as well as a case that is tight and can fit closely an iPhone.
This Scratch Shield was developed by the brand working in partnership with Advanced Softmaterials Inc., and the University of Tokyo. The paint finish, as mentioned previously, was created to be used for automobiles and aside from a number of Infiniti models, was made available for the Nissan X-Trail, Nissan 370Z, and Nissan Murano.Read the entire article Nissan introduces self-healing iPhone case
The three- to five-year development cycles of cars have made it difficult for BMW to keep up with the use of various consumer devices in their in-car systems. This is why BMW will be increasingly adapting its cars to operate iPhone and Android applications onboard. A BMW spokesman told Automotive News Europe that by nature, car development takes a lot longer than tech development.
He said that what happened in the past is that if the automaker wanted to integrate a new connectivity feature, it may take years to wait for a software update or maybe even a hardware one.
The spokesman added that by working with app developments, it could now provide new features at the pace of tech development, which takes months or even weeks to accomplish. But BMW said that it will work to differentiate itself from its rivals by providing proprietary infotainment and safety systems that smartphone makers or other carmakers have yet to offer.Read the entire article BMW will increasingly adapt its cars to operate iPhone, Android applications onboard
GEM Motoring Assist, the No.1 for breakdown coverage, has unveiled its new Android and iPhone App that provides customers with more peace of mind and assistance. Available for free on iTunes and the Android market, the new App with user-friendly menu has crucial tools like ‘Traffic Updates’, an ‘Assist Me’ GPS locater and handy Renewal tab.
Breaking down in a strange place could be difficult, but with the new GEM App, drivers can have the roadside assistance they need in case the car breaks down. Aside from the "Assist Me" button finding a motorist's exact location, it also allows them to communicate with the GEM Motoring Assist contact centre.
Moreover, the "Traffic Update" button enables drivers to see traffic notifications for the journey and plan their route to steer clear of congested zones, road works and accidents. In addition, the "My Renewals" function tells drivers when their motoring coverage is up for renewal to ensure full cover at all times. Once the app is downloaded, customers can enter their renewal details.Read the entire article GEM Motoring Assist launches new iPhone and Android App
A free Rolls-Royce Phantom App is available for fans of the brand who are users of the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This enables users to construct highly bespoke virtual models using various color and interior trim combinations. The Rolls-Royce Phantom App features an image gallery that displays bespoke features like seat piping, veneer inserts, humidor and picnic sets.
Rolls-Royce said that it offers a palette of 44,000 colors for the Phantom and the app allows users to make individual exterior finishes. It has a feature called the Bespoke Colour Match that could be used to create unlimited and exclusive single and two-tone paint designs.
Users of an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch camera could capture the color of any favorite item and apply it directly to a virtual Phantom’s exterior. In a company statement,Read the entire article Rolls-Royce announces Phantom App on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Aston Martin launches its premium ‘Experience’ App, featuring advanced telemetry technology and exclusive content, following the success of the free ‘Explore’ App that was launched in December last year.
The ‘Experience’ shares the same philosophy with which the company designs its avant-garde race and road cars. The technology incorporated in the latest App was designed to satisfy the standards of quality, engineering and luxury similar to the iconic British marque, including guides to the 40 most exciting cities in the world developed in concurrence with ‘A Hedonist’s Guides’.
The new App also boosts of the latest and never-seen-before mobile technology, along with the high definition video and images as well as retina display of the iPhone 4.Read the entire article Aston Martin launches ‘Experience’ iPhone App
Aston Martin announced the launch of its new iPhone app, the Aston Martin Explore, which is meant to bring the exclusive world of Aston Martin to enthusiasts and owners alike through their iPhone or iPod Touch. The app was developed with the same philosophy with which Aston Martin designs and engineers it groundbreaking race and road going cars.
The content in "Explore" reflects Aston Martin’s unique approach to automotive manufacture: fusing traditional craftsmanship and a strong heritage with modern leading technology.
The "Explore" app invites users to see exclusive content like a completely authentic virtual tour of the company’s Gaydon headquarters in the United Kingdom, including manufacturing and design facilities plus access to never before seen sound clips and images.Read the entire article Aston Martin launches ‘Explore’ iPhone app
Ford has launched a new Econo Check app made for iOS devices that could compute possible fuel savings for any vehicle – using make, model, age and annual mileage as bases. Moreover, this new app could pick up any fuel efficient driving tip on an iPhone or an iPad.
This app is part of Ford’s Econo Check service that allows Ford vehicles to be equipped with a data logger for seven days to monitor the way they are driven. Ford commenced this year the sales of the new service, which could help drivers minimize their use of petrol and diesel.
After seven days, the Econo Check chip will be removed and data will be downloaded. Then a custom report will describe how modifying gear changes, anticipation, acceleration and braking could help improve fuel economy. Econo Check will also show the resulting savings, which could reach as high as 25 percent or £474 a year, according to a survey of 50,000 drivers.Read the entire article Ford launches new Econo Check iPhone app to help you cut fuel costs
Cobra recently launched the iRadar, a revolutionary detection system that combines radar/laser gun and speed/red light camera detection technology with the use of an iPhone. This new system consists of a Cobra radar detector and the Cobra iRadar App for iPhone. To connect the iPhone to the detector, the iRadar uses a Bluetooth wireless technology.
The detector's settings are controlled via the iPhone Multi-Touch display. Cobra iRadar system is able to detect all radar and laser guns on the market and it gives a 360 degree protection. When not hooked up to the app, the unit can also function as a standalone detector.
In addition, the app has Cobra’s AURA Camera and Driving Hazard Database. This means that drivers can receive alerts for speed and red light camera locations as well as for other driving hazards.Read the entire article Cobra iRadar System: camera detection technology with the use of an iPhone
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