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Ford to Introduce Wireless Apple CarPlay on Some 2020 Models

Ford to Introduce Wireless Apple CarPlay on Some 2020 Models

Ford Motor Company unveiled Sync 4, the newest iteration of its in-vehicle infotainment system.
Sync 4 will introduce wireless Apple CarPlay as well as wireless Android Auto compatibility along with new displays that range from 8” to 15.5” diagonally.  The new version also adds cloud connectivity for Internet search as well …

Automakers Reject Trump Emission Plan, Make Deal with California

Automakers Reject Trump Emission Plan, Make Deal with California

Four major automakers agreed to voluntarily meet stricter California emissions standards than those that were proposed earlier this year by the Trump administration.
The four – BMW, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen – said they will comply with California’s new standards in a move to show support for a single, nationwide standard …

Record Number of Americans to Hit the Road This July 4th as Gas Prices Drop

Record Number of Americans to Hit the Road This July 4th as Gas Prices Drop

If you are heading out on the road to celebrate the 4th of July holiday, you most certainly won’t be alone. Some 41.4 million Americans will hit the road according to figures released by the Automobile Association of America.
That figure represents a 4.1% increase over 2018, which means that an …

Apple CarPlay to Get Lane Guidance, Speed Limit Info, Alternative Routes in iOS 11 But Here’s What Else We Want

Apple CarPlay to Get Lane Guidance, Speed Limit Info, Alternative Routes in iOS 11 But Here’s What Else We Want

It fell to me, the sole Android user on staff, to put together a dispassionate wish list for new features in CarPlay when Apple launches its iOS 11 operating system come fall. Some of the more rabid CarPlay fans here at Frequent Business Traveler, including FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira …

Europe Goes ‘On Sale’ for the Summer

Europe Goes ‘On Sale’ for the Summer

A spate of terrorist attacks, changes in government, and the looming exit of a major nation from the European Union have brought about an unlikely benefit for travelers: Europe, at least for Americans, is on sale.
Now is the time to start thinking about a European vacation this summer and, in …

Apple CarPlay Gains New Functionality and an Improved Interface with iOS 10.3

Apple CarPlay Gains New Functionality and an Improved Interface with iOS 10.3

The recently released version of iOS, 10.3, included a few updates and tweaks to Apple CarPlay as well. The new features, while minor, greatly improve CarPlay’s usability and functionality and we used a 2017 Ford Superduty F250 Platinum diesel-powered pick-up truck as a test bed.
As regular readers know, we are …

Apple CarPlay FAQ: A Guide to Connecting Your iPhone to Your Car

Apple CarPlay FAQ: A Guide to Connecting Your iPhone to Your Car

CarPlay, Apple’s innovative standard that brings iPhone functionality to your vehicle, is slowly and quietly taking over in-vehicle infotainment.
Having CarPlay lends a certain amount of consistency to life in and outside of one’s vehicle, thanks to the ability to use the car’s touch screen, steering wheel controls, or Apple’s personal assistant, Siri.
Think …

5 More Great Diesel Commercials

5 More Great Diesel Commercials

Last month, we highlighted five of our favorite diesel commercials from the past decade.  Now that we’ve been drawn into the world of diesel commercials, however, a few more have caught our eye and we’d like to share some new and some old with you.
Diesel ads are especially enjoyable because …

Top 5 Diesel TV Commercials

Top 5 Diesel TV Commercials

There’s no question that commercials, especially during heavily watched programs such as the Super Bowl and the Oscars, are influential in a driver’s car-purchasing decisions.  While most diesel drivers are happy with their purchases and will remain loyal to their fuel choice, and likely to support their favorite diesel manufacturer, …

Nissan Shows Mid-Size Diesel Pickup Concept

Nissan Shows Mid-Size Diesel Pickup Concept

CHICAGO—Nissan announced its latest diesel vehicle, the Frontier Diesel Runner, at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.  Nissan is calling the vehicle a concept car, and is gauging interest for a mid-size diesel.
Modeled after the Frontier Desert Runner 4×2, the Frontier Diesel Runner is powered by a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder …

Porsche Discovers 1898 P1 in Warehouse

Porsche Discovers 1898 P1 in Warehouse

Porsche uncovered an Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton electric vehicle, known as the P1, at a warehouse at an undisclosed location.  The 1898 vehicle was the first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche, who was 22 years old at the time.
Porsche engraved the vehicle and its components with “P1,” which stood for Porsche, …

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

Volkswagen announced that it began production on Tuesday of its 2015 Golf, including TDI models, at its plant in Puebla, Mexico.  The plant will be responsible for fulfilling all North American Golf orders.
The plant in Puebla has the capacity to manufacture 700 Golfs per day.  The new Golf will join the …