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Auto Tech Meets Mobile Tech: Where Has the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant Been All My Life?

Auto Tech Meets Mobile Tech: Where Has the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant Been All My Life?

Adriana Lee

Automatic’s new Smart Driving Assistant solution is forehead-slappingly brilliant. Not only can this combination mobile app–and–hardware unit turn your trusty device into an incredibly smart piece of automotive technology, but it could turn anyone with a vehicle and an iPhone into a bona fide car geek. The company has managed to fill a big gap in the consumer automotive experience....

Honda Fit She's: A "Lady" Car That Fights Wrinkles And Bad Skin (For Reals)

Honda Fit She's: A "Lady" Car That Fights Wrinkles And Bad Skin (For Reals)

Adriana Lee

What madness is this? I’ve seen insultingly lower-spec’ed smartphones in soft colors being marketed to the ladies, but this female-oriented car takes the cake. You’d think the Honda Fit She’s comes pre-loaded with Pamprin in the glove box, a lipstick holder where the cigarette lighter would be, and spoken alerts voiced by Robert Pattinson. It doesn’t, but it’s not that far off: Aside...

Software Upgradeable Cars, Could Car Apps Be Far Behind?

Software Upgradeable Cars, Could Car Apps Be Far Behind?

Adriana Lee

Granted, I’m not the car guru — that would be one Mr. Mike Perlman, who’s Geneva Auto Show–bound this week with our own Jon Rettinger — but I just couldn’t skip over this one. When Ford announced the MyFord Touch interface, v2, last year, it also did the unthinkable: It promised current users that they’d be able to update to the latest version. That update, reports WebProNews, will be...