Looks like mobile OS allegiance will soon become part of the car buying decision: Hyundai and Kia will use Android to power in-car entertainment and navigation systems in all new models, starting with the new Kia Soul and Hyundai Genesis coming at the end of the year.
Mornings are rough. And depending how many special adult beverages you imbibed the night before, mornings can be very, very rough. Which is exactly why we love Morning for iPad. It gives you a bright, friendly look at all the info you need to start your day, so you can be prepared even when you feel like crap.
Drivers beware: new research from MIT's Age Lab suggests that a badly chosen typeface for your dashboard can worsen distraction and increase your chance of crashing.
Pioneer's AppRadio, which put your iPhone and car audio system in harmony with one another, is now available for $400. The companion app has also been updated to include access to the iPhone's Contacts, Calendar and Photo apps.
Apps! Pretty much everywhere—but one place they could add some needed help is in the car. Toyota's Entune dashboard puts some old faves—Bing, Pandora, and OpenTable—on wheels. In action, it looks like it could be pretty damn useful.
Ford recently overhauled their car dashboards to make car interfaces less sucky and more like cellphones. They focused on better usability and teamed up with design firm Ideo to create a consistent UI for all their cars.
The Fall 2010 Xbox update is pretty good. There are a lot of additions of third-party content, and the UI is, you know, better. But users want more.
If I had $80,000 to spend on a car, I would probably go with an Audi A8. And now I have even more reason to want one since they partnered with Nvidia for their dashboard graphics.
Today is the day, people! The day that your Xbox 360 will start showing you new dashboard panels so you can awkwardly Twitter from your console and listen to Last.fm radio, that is! And a few more things.
All those features we went over in our Xbox 360 update impressions post are finally rolling out to everyone on November 17.
It's an interesting question to consider, especially if you use consider just how many Google services you might use: Gmail, Reader, Maps, GTalk, YouTube, Latitude, Calendar, Contacts and oh yeah, Search. Dashboard shows you everything Google knows about you.
This concept, a joint effort by NVIDIA and icon icar, packs a ton of data into one screen. In addition to a standard speedometer and fuel gauge, it houses radio and navigation information. [KickingTires]
When we first saw Tesla's Model S electric sedan, we noticed a big, flashy touchscreen taking the place of the dashboard's console. TechCrunch took a test drive and learned a little more about it.
The 2010 Toyota Prius gets 50mpg while bringing dead trees back to life. But maybe more our speed, the car also features a really nifty "Tracer Display" unlike anything we've seen in dashboards before.
Why leave your car out in the cold while your smartphone gets all the app fun? Hughes Telematics is aiming to bring downloadable apps to car dashboards, and the possibilities are pretty crazy.
The dashboard looks primitive, especially next to the Ford hybrid dash that grows leaves when you hypermill. But it's rated at 50mpg under mixed driving, and is supposed to be faster than the old.