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Apple, Google to Integrate Smartphones with Vehicles

With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will make smartphone integration available with the touch of a steering wheel button.

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Android Auto Arrives for 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai has begun offering Android Auto on its 2015 Hyundai Sonata, making it the first automaker to implement the software platform that closely matches one running on smartphones.

In-Vehicle App Integration to Rise, IHS Reports

In a new study highlighting the influence of mobile applications on car buyers, IHS Automotive officials said they expect significant growth in vehicle app integration over the next few years.

Consumers Would Buy Cars on Smartphones, Morpace Reports

In its monthly online survey of U.S. consumers, market research and consulting firm Morpace found that 17% of car shoppers would complete a car-buying transaction from start to finish on their smartphone.

Sales at Your Fingertips

The explosion in smartphone usage among car shoppers put phone leads ahead of Internet leads at the close of 2014, a trend reflected in the deluge of mobile-ready offerings lining the aisles at NADA 2015.

Vehicle Owners Willing to Pay for Smartphone Functionality, Not Connectivity

The 2014 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study conducted by J.D. Power found that technology features consumers want most are those that allow them to access the entertainment, information and connections they currently get from their smartphone.

Ally Launches Mobile Payment App

iPhone and Android users who do business with Ally can now view payment information, submit or schedule a payment and more with the new Ally Auto Mobile Pay app.

Speaking Millennial

The head of Ally Insurance offers a few thoughts on how the industry can drive a better connection with the ‘connected generation.

Nearly One-Third of Auto Shoppers Use a Mobile Phone, JD Power Reports

J.D. Power and Associates reports that nearly one-third of in-market car shoppers use a mobile phone to assist with their purchase. Brands with the best mobile sites are Acura and Kia.