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Infotainment Systems Not Safe to Use While Driving: AAA

A recent study from the AAA Foundation and the University of Utah that measures cognitive and visual demands of infotainment systems suggests that they are not proven safe to use when operating a motor vehicle.

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Ford Developing New Mobility Solutions, Infotainment System in China

Ford and Chinese Internet company Baidu are collaborating for the development of new mobility solutions, in-vehicle infotainment systems, and other digital services.

Ford Adds Voice-Activated Waze Navigation

Ford Motor Co. has updated the Waze navigation app with its SYNC infotainment system to allow drivers to use their voice to find efficient routes, locate cheaper fuel prices, and report traffic accidents, the company announced.

Volvo Adds Google Maps to Next Infotainment System

Volvo Cars will integrate Google's navigation, voice command system and mobile app store into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, the Swedish car maker has announced.

Chevrolet Offers Fuel Payments From the Dashboard

Chevrolet will allow drivers to pay for fuel at participating Shell stations using a mobile app in the vehicle's infotainment system with a new electronic payment solution, General Motors has announced.

Ford Improves Waze App Vehicle Integration

Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 will now feature improved integration of the Waze navigation app, including any 2018 model year Ford vehicle equipped with SYNC 3 version 3.0 or greater.

In-Vehicle Entertainment Proliferates for Fleet Drivers

Commercial fleets, including those in the pharmaceutical industry, use an array of tools and perks, such as in-vehicle infotainment that can keep drivers entertained from Point A to Point B, to increase driver retention, as long as the drivers avoid distraction.

Hands-Free Isn't Risk-Free

This video from the National Safety Council warns drivers about the risks associated with the use of voice-activated infotainment systems while driving.

Jaguar's New 'Cat' In the Jungle

Jaguar's 2017 model-year XE will stalk its way into the competitive entry level luxury vehicle segment. The automaker is taking a more aggressive approach to fleet sales.

Samsung Eyes Driverless Cars

Samsung Electronics said the company is launching a new business unit to specialize in autonomous driving technology and infotainment systems. Here's a report from CNBC.