A big focus of Google's I/O developer conference will reportedly be a system for integrating navigation, audio, and calls from an Android phone with a car dashboard.
The 2013 Nissan Sentra serves as cheap transportation for urban areas, and offers connected navigation for greater convenience, but a weak engine and bland styling highlight its mundane nature.
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BMW has added support for GoPro action cameras to its Connected program, meaning you can now control a camera from the dashboard. We test it out on the track at the amazing Road America.
In the most recent update to its mobile Maps apps, Google brings integration for the transportation and ride-sharing service, as well as offline map-saving.
Ahead of CES 2014, Ford announced it would extend its Sync AppLink system to 3.4 million cars already on the road through a software update.
For iPhone 4 and 4S lovers, the Pioneer AppRadio 2 is possibly the best aftermarket receiver that money can buy. For Android users, the choice isn't so obvious.
Audi announced a new Android-based tablet at CES 2014 that will let passengers control car infotainment functions.
At its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple claims Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ferrari, and Infiniti are all working on functional integration of more iOS features in their cars.
The company will attempt to embed Maps and Siri into more cars through updated vehicle consoles.
The 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers a good set of high tech features that ease driving and increase comfort, but the car falls short of the luxury feel of competitors from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.