AUT-OS IN THE DRIVING SEAT
T3 Magazine|Awards 2021
Spencer Hart test drives the Volvo XC40 Recharge with Google’s in-car operating system

All modern cars need an intuitive infotainment system – a way to control the music you’re playing, open apps, and even change settings on the car. A recent survey revealed that mapping services and a smartphone connection are more important to new car buyers than brand or engine size, so it’s an area that carmakers are putting a lot of work into.

I’ve tried most of the systems out there, from BMW’s iDrive, to Audi’s MMI and Jaguar/Land Rover’s Pivi. And while they’ve all got their fair share of positive points, none of them are perfect, leaving a gap for Apple and Google to enter the fray. The result, CarPlay and Android Auto, are essentially apps that mirror your smartphone screen on your car’s display. They’re better than the systems developed by carmakers, but still not perfect as they don’t offer total integration.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM T3 MAGAZINEView All

AUT-OS IN THE DRIVING SEAT

Spencer Hart test drives the Volvo XC40 Recharge with Google’s in-car operating system

2 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

AWARDS 2021

It’s that time of the year again. Don your tuxedos and cocktail dresses, grab a glass of bubbly, and join us for a parade of tech excellence that’ll make both your eyes and mouth water

10+ mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

C SHARP LG C1

LG’s mid-range OLED holds on to its crown as the best OLED TV for most people to buy in 2021

4 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

DARLING BUDS Bowers & Wilkins PI7

Simply next-level stuff – these true wireless earbuds have ingenious features and a truly heavenly sound

4 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

MASTER OF SPIN Peloton Bike+

Home fitness doesn’t get any better than the Peloton Bike+. But you will have to pay for the pleasure of owning this fine machine

2 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

LITTLE BIG SHOT Canon EOS 250D

Big on features yet small in size is the central thrust behind this entry-level yet fully featured compact Canon DSLR

2 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

THE NEXT BEST RING Ring Video Doorbell Wired

The smallest, cheapest Ring doorbell yet, this will look smart by any front door and has all of the handy features you’d expect

3 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

Duncan Bell Is Air Today, Gone Tomorrow

Trying to keep it clean turns out to be an arduous task – air purifiers can scramble the brain

3 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

Laser Quest - Fighting The Invisible Enemy

Dyson V15 Detect uses lasers to find dirt then ‘listens’ to it to detect what it is. Too much information?

2 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021

Status Pro Apple iPad Pro M1

With a stunning display and ridiculous power, the best tablet on the planet just got even better

7 mins read
T3 Magazine
Awards 2021
RELATED STORIES

EX-TEACHER BUSTED FOR DUMPING ON RIVALS

A RETIRED high school teacher is in deep doo-doo after cops cited him for repeatedly relieving himself in his neighbor’s yard!

1 min read
Globe
June 28, 2021

ROBERT DUVALL, 90, PLANS DREAM BABY!

Wants first child to secure legacy

1 min read
Globe
June 28, 2021

SAJAK, 74, WANTS HIS MOJO BACK!

Aging Wheel host dyes hair & plans plastic surgery to win younger fans

2 mins read
Globe
June 28, 2021

LAUER'S HEARING WEDDING BELLS!

DISGRACED Matt Lauer has put his TV comeback on the back burner to focus on a fall wedding with Shamin Abas, sources say.

1 min read
Globe
June 28, 2021

I DIDN'T KNOW HIS GUN WAS LOADED!

Socialite’s latest explanation for killing top cop

2 mins read
Globe
June 28, 2021

MAXWELL'S TORMENT IN PRISON HELL HOLE!

Gruesome ordeal designed to make Epstein madam take a plea deal

2 mins read
Globe
June 28, 2021

MY GRANDPARENTS' GHOSTS TOLD ME TO SELL OUT MOB!

Mafia turncoat John Pennisi’s odd confession

2 mins read
Globe
June 28, 2021

FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES!

Gator gnaws diver’s head as he hunts for ancient shark teeth

1 min read
Globe
June 28, 2021

F. LEE BAILEY'S TWISTED SECRET LIFE!

Dream Team bulldog died bitter,disbarred drunk – and broke

2 mins read
Globe
June 28, 2021

AIRBUS-BOEING DEAL EASES US EU TENSIONS BUT CONFLICTS REMAIN

The deal the United States and the European Union reached this week to end their long-running rift over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will suspend billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will let the two sides focus on a common economic threat: China.

5 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503