Usually double DIN car head units have 7-inch displays or smaller. It’s just the nature of the double DIN size. Alpine announced a new head unit at CES 2018 that not only features a larger screen, but is also a single DIN unit.
The iLX-F309 has a huge 9-inch 800×480 capacitive touch screen that sticks out of ... Read More »
Sony is stepping its head unit game up this year. The last generation Android Auto featured a 6.4-inch resistive touch screen that the new XAV-AX5000 is trading in for a large 6.95-inch capacitive panel. Sadly, this display size increase means we also lose the volume knob.
Android Auto is an awesome car infotainment system (though I’m sure many people would disagree) but it requires the device being plugged into the car at all times. Plugging your phone in every time you get into the car can be annoying, and it takes away the ability to use ... Read More »
Android Auto is continuing to be adopted by car manufacturers, though some are stubbornly avoiding the new tech (we’re looking at you, Toyota). Kia and Mercedes have announced a bunch of new models that will have Android Auto support.
Honking isn’t the most pleasant sound in the world, and I’m sure you hate it even more if you live in a densely populated area with lots of traffic. But a car’s horn can be critical for avoiding dangerous situations, and can even be used in a friendly way (to an extent).
Android Auto is an awesome feature, but not everyone has a compatible car. Some new cars are now supporting the feature, but many still aren’t. And if you’re driving an older car, your only hope is installing a very expensive Android Auto head unit, if one even fits in your car.
Many Chevy models with a 7-inch MyLink entertainment system include both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but some with the 8-inch system do not. Thankfuly, Chevy is planning to update qualifying 2016 model year cars with the 8-inch system to software with Android Auto support, and they aren’t going to charge for it.
Google’s self-driving cars have had a spotless driving record so far. After over a million miles of driving in some tough cities (let’s be fair, California drivers aren’t exactly great), there hasn’t been a single crash where the car was at fault. The few times a self driving car has been damaged is either someone running ... Read More »