BMW's infotainment screen showing Android Auto functionality
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How To Add Android Auto to an Older Car

Do you have an Android phone that’s up-to-date with the latest operating system and applications? Do you own an older car that doesn’t have a current infotainment system or even Bluetooth? Well, it’s time to join the future and outfit your car with Android Auto. But how do you even do that? What is Android …

The 2021 Acura ILX Spec's infotainment touchscreen
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The 2021 Acura ILX’s Infotainment System Is Embarrassing

If you’re in the market for a new luxury compact sedan, you might consider the 2021 Acura ILX. The automaker is known for producing some of the most fuel-efficient luxury cars. And with a rich interior and decent engine, the Acura ILX is generally a solid place to start. But the 2021 Acura ILX doesn’t …

2019 Tesla Model 3 interior with its large central touchscreen
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Why Are Automakers Replacing Buttons With Touchscreens?

Even some of the worst infotainment systems on the market have touchscreen displays. It’s rare, in fact, to find cars nowadays that lack them. Indeed, Tesla’s EVs are famous for having little-to-no physical controls. Instead, the majority of the vehicle’s functions, even its windshield wiper controls, are found on the touchscreen. However, not every car …

Ford SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay
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Why Is My Apple Carplay Not Working?

Apple Carplay is the easiest way to safely use some of the applications on your phone while driving. You can use handy apps like Google Maps if you don’t have navigation; Spotify, for when you want to listen to your own music; and you can also have Siri read your text messages to you. However, …

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is the most reliable subcompact SUV of the year according to Consumer Reports.

These 2020 SUVs Offer the Most User-Friendly Infotainment

Infotainment features have become a huge selling point for modern cars. But infotainment doesn’t mean much if it’s not easily accessible. If you’re in the market for a well-rounded SUV that offers user-friendly tech, these are the models you should consider.  2020 Subaru Crosstrek  Subaru’s Crosstrek is what Consumer Reports calls a “pseudo-SUV.” The Crosstek isn’t particularly sporty or agile. …

The Accent is known for its simplicity and comfort .
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These 2020 Cars Have the Most User-Friendly Tech

New cars mean new technology, which can be exciting. But at the same time, new car technology can be overwhelming. If you’re a driver that prefers a more simplistic approach to tech, we understand that. We’ve gathered a few of the best cars of 2020 with most user-friendly infotainment systems designed to help you on the road, not distract …

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Are Car-Based Navigation Systems Useless?

When shopping for new cars, one thing we like to do, besides the test drive, is to play with all of the tech features the car has. There are some features that we’ve become accustomed to having, like BlueTooth connectivity, and sometimes even cell phone integration like Apple CarPlay. Some functions of the infotainment system, …

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel climbing over rocks

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Is Surprisingly Good on Tech

When we typically think of the Jeep Wrangler, its exceptional performance and effortless style come to mind first. In 2020, we still celebrate the Wrangler for its off-road capability and its dependability. But some may be surprised to know that the 2020 Wrangler is one of the best SUVs when it comes to in-car technology. The 2020 …

2019 Chevrolet Traverse High Country
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U.S. News: SUVs With the Best Infotainment Systems

Fortunately, many of the newest vehicles come with desirable infotainment features. Although, not all infotainment systems are created equal. If high-quality infotainment is on your list of must-haves, you will want to make sure that the vehicle you pick offers a system that’s user friendly. Of course, different smartphone integration options are important too. Here …

2020 Subaru Forester Touring infotainment
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Vehicles May Be Leaking Personal or Company Data

In these modern times, almost every vehicle manufactured has multiple computers talking to each other. Most consumers understand that those computers monitor different functions and make adjustments, such as spark timing, or air/fuel mixture ratios to keep the engine running smoothly. But, what consumers may not understand is that the Ford Escape they just bought …

Audi E-Tron's black interior space.
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These 2020 Cars Have Some of the Best Infotainment Systems

If you’re a tech lover like me, you probably consider infotainment systems to be among the most important aspects of new cars too. Of course performance and reliability reign supreme but having the right in-car electronics only elevates a modern car experience. Infotainment has become an increasingly decisive facet of the cars available in today’s …

Unlocking a dark-blue 2021 BMW 5-Series sedan with an iPhone using Apple CarKey
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Will Apple CarKey Make Physical Keys a Thing of the Past?

It’s sometimes amazing to think how quickly certain car features, like keyless entry and Apple CarPlay, become almost a requirement. Some manufacturers even provide systems to put the latter in their classic cars. And now, with many vehicles featuring push-button start, the physical key may soon be nothing more than a backup tool. That’s certainly …

a new red Ram 1500 pickup truck driving through some farm land

3 Trucks With Some of the Best Infotainment Systems

In-vehicle infotainment systems may not be the most important aspect of today’s modern cars, but they do help new models stand out in the crowd. The best-new infotainment systems today precisely blend both informative and entertaining features to amplify our driving experiences. Infotainment has become so important that even the most popular trucks are now …

Man sitting in a Tesla using the infotainment screen.
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What are Some of the Best Car Infotainment Systems?

Aside from the car’s actual engine, infotainment systems are essentially at the core of new cars in the advancing digital age. The makings of a great infotainment system range from phone connectivity capabilities to added frills like music streaming, internet access, and navigation features. Like other aspects of car shopping, finding the ideal infotainment option …

Man sitting in a Tesla using the infotainment screen.
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What Is An Infotainment System?

I’ve mentioned before that I learned to drive in the 1980s. In the time since then, I’ve seen a lot of automotive industry advancements filter into more and more models. Advances in safety systems are the most impressive. But, there have been advances in convenience features for the consumer as well. Enter the infotainment system. …