Automotive

Microsoft shows off concept embedded car software that plays nice with Windows Phone

Microsoft shows off concept embedded car software that plays nice with Windows Phone

One particularly interesting talk out of Build showcased Microsoft’s plan to bring Windows Phone into the car with a new embedded software concept. The idea here will be to project the data from the phone onto the dash display in a usable, safe format, but as you can see, a lot of the Windows visual style is retained. This is great, considering most embedded car system interfaces (...

Simon Sage 130
Zens keeps your phone charged wirelessly, but steals your car's precious coffee holder

Zens keeps your phone charged wirelessly, but steals your car's precious coffee holder

Zens has a new Qi wireless charger, and this one is for your car. The aptly-named "ZENS Qi Wireless Car Charger" is set to hit markets on April 15th for an eye-melting €69.99 (US$96.54). It's designed to split into your cup holder and has a slot on its top designed to accommodate smartphones with displays up to 5 inches. Blessedly, the vast majority of phones that support Qi charging (...

Derek Kessler 28
Official OnStar RemoteLink app for Windows Phone now available, lets you start your car and check oil levels

Official OnStar RemoteLink app for Windows Phone now available, lets you start your car and check oil levels

Another week, another official app. We’ve literally seen a big app or two hit the Windows Phone Store every week for the past 7 months. Drive a 2010 or newer Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC? You might want to pick up an OnStar subscription for your whip now that there’s an official app for Windows Phone. OnStar RemoteLink allows drivers to connect to their vehicles in a variety of...

Sam Sabri 78
Official Viper SmartStart app now available; take control of your car thru Windows Phone

Official Viper SmartStart app now available; take control of your car thru Windows Phone

Have a car? Ever wanted a remote start system for it? If so, we may have just found the missing link to get you to buy one as the official Viper SmartStart app for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 has become available in the Store. The Viper SmartStart is a two part system that relies on hardware (the remote start equipment in your car) and the software (an app on your smartphone), creating a...

Daniel Rubino 43