Chevy sets Android Auto rollout date for select 2016 models



Making good on its promise, GM will be adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its 2016 Chevrolet models by spring.

Chevys fitted with the 7-inch MyLink system will be able to use Android Auto as soon as customers take delivery on their vehicle. But customers who purchase a 2016 Chevrolet model optioned with the 8-inch MyLink system will have to wait until March 2016 to receive the Android Auto update.

Being the egalitarian brand that it is, the Android Auto rollout will span 14 vehicles in the range, from the subcompact Spark to the 650-horsepower, Italian supercar-trouncing Corvette Z06. Read more…

More about Google, Apple, Cars, Tech, and Chevrolet


Nissan unveils safer, sportier, more efficient Altima for 2016



Following the debut of its highly stylized new Murano and Maxima (positioned as a four-door sports car), Nissan unveiled a revised version of the Altima for 2016, which brings the front- and rear-end closer inline with the brand’s new looks. Thankfully, unlike the Maxima, the Altima’s new styling isn’t so brutal.

That lack of visual brutality has paid off; not only is the 2016 Altima sportier looking than the 2015, it’s also more aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of 0.26 down from 0.29. With the reworked front- and rear-fascias, along with active grille shutters (which open and close at different speeds and improve airflow) and improved underbody aero. Taking the new sporty look one step further, Nissan has also slotted a new SR model into the Altima line. Read more…

More about Cars, Tech, Transportation, and Nissan