• Apple’s CarPlay iOS Launching in Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and More

    Published 4 years ago — by Lisa Federico

    Apple's CarPlay in a Volvo SC90

    Apple's CarPlay in a Volvo SC90
    Photo Credit: Volvo Car Group

    Apple revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show that it will be bringing their iOS operating system to Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and other automobile dashboards, called CarPlay.

    CarPlay is Apple’s new way of integrating an iPhone into the infotainment system. It allows drivers to make phone calls and access messages through Siri, and integrates Apple maps and allows drivers to play music—all hand-free. This technology can be operated by the infotainment system controls or by activating Siri.

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  • Volvo Developing New Cordless Charging Technology for Electric Cars

    Published 5 years ago — by Lisa Federico

    Electric car charging station

    Upright, corded charger elimination in the future is possible
    Photo Credit: Mark Turnauckas

    Volvo is currently working on developing a new technology that allows you to park your electric car over a special parking spot that will automatically charge it while you shop, eat or do whatever.

    The electric car chargers would be built in-ground in parking spots, so when your vehicle is parked over it, it’s just a few inches shy from the bottom of your car.

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