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2014 Tech Car of the Year: A carbon fiber hyper hybrid

CNET's judges weighed in on the best cars we drove this year, picking the most advanced from an impressive field. In addition, check out the Car Tech 10, our awards for a variety of achievements in the automotive industry.

By December 17, 2014


Spotify launches in BMW dashboards

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW announced it added Spotify to its roster of ConnectedDrive apps.

By November 20, 2014


The future of BMW ConnectedDrive (photos)

BMW presented its current app integration, along with its future capabilities. From integrating the iPhone calendar with the head unit to testing a 4G (LTE) connection into the car, BMW is pushing forward into app space.

10 Images By October 6, 2011


These smartphones go the extra mile behind the wheel

Any old phone will play music and make calls, but we've rounded up a few that go above and beyond to offer car-specific functions and features.

By February 21, 2014


2011 Geneva auto show: BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept

A glimpse at a car that is mostly a vision of the connected future.

By March 15, 2011


BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept (photos)

The Vision ConnectedDrive may look like a concept for a future sports car, but BMW is actually using it to show off a number of connected car technologies.

7 Images By February 14, 2011


BMW updates online services, supports Android

BMW announced a major update to the online portion of its iDrive cabin electronics, adding a standard data connection and making its ConnectedDrive app available for Android.

By June 6, 2013


BMW ConnectedDrive offers rolling Wi-Fi, in-car browser, Street View

Come take a gander at pictures of BMW's newly updated ConnectedDrive infotainment system, which now comprises a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, an integrated Web browser and a sat-nav that features Google Street View.

8 Images By October 5, 2010


CNET announces nominees for 2012 Tech Car of the Year

Automakers made great strides in launching electric cars and introducing connected features this year, both big trends in automotive technology -- and very influential for the cars of the future. CNET picks five of the hottest examples reviewed this year as its nominees for Tech Car of the Year.

By December 7, 2012


BMW Gran Coupe review: A modern tech masterpiece

The four-door version of BMW's 6-series comes out with spectacular performance and cabin electronics, including connected features.

By July 27, 2012