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New Research Finds Security Loopholes In Many Popular Android Apps For Connected Cars

According to a new research from Kaspersky Lab, many Android apps for connected cars have been found to be vulnerable against potential malware attacks. In a research carried out by Kaspersky's two anti-malware researchers Victor Chebyshev and Mikhail Kuzin, it was discovered that some of the most popular Android applications for connected cars were not secured against...

Samsung Connect Auto Hands On & Demo at MWC 2016

MWC 2016 is not just about mobile phones, and Samsung has demonstrated that with their announcement of the Samsung Connect Auto. The Samsung Connect Auto is a dongle for your car that has a cellular connection and connects to your cars’ OBD port. The information gather is than displayed on an app and, if available,...

Vinli – Control Your Home w/ Your Car

Vinli has been quite busy since we last spoke with them at the Big Android BBQ. They have partnered with Uber and continued to improve their tools for developers. XDA TV Producer TK and Vinli CTO Powell Kinney sat down to discuss more regarding their connected car platform. One exciting advancement is the ability to...

Vinli Sync: The Connected Car Goes Phone-Free

Vinli is an unassuming smart stick that acts as a wifi hotspot, comes with a suite of apps, and aims to replace OnStar in the digital age. It's latest trick? You can leave your smartphone at home thanks to a 4G connection to the cloud called Vinli Sync. We covered Vinli last month at the Big Android BBQ...

Big Android BBQ 2015: Vinli Interview (Connect Your Car!) – XDA TV

XDA was on site for another exciting, although rain-soaked, Big Android BBQ 2015! We have been supporting the event for the past five years. XDA TV Host TK was at the Big Android BBQ and took the time to interview some of the attendees and other sponsors. In this video, he interviews Powell Kinney, the...

An Update on Vinli, a Device to Turn Your Car into a Connected Car

There's been a clear, rising interest in connected cars lately (not to be confused with self-driving cars, which are a bit further along the road). This is especially true when it comes to some major tech companies that are new to the automobile business, such as Google or Apple. New companies are also showing up to...

Will 2015 be the Year of the Connected Car?

For the last few years Google has been showing off self-driving cars, and the world's reaction has been, well, kinda "meh". Sure, it would be cool to hop in your vehicle, say "Ok, Google take me to work", and then sit back and enjoy the ride. But the amount of infrastructure and technology advancements needed severely...