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Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, AEB, ADAS Connected Car Tech Newbies: Buick, Kia, Subaru, Toyota, Lexus, Volvo,

buickencoreThe New York Auto Show is proving to be one of the most advanced technology extravaganzas of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and ADAS features so far. Automakers are upping their tech games with new advanced technology features for Buick, Kia, Subaru, Toyota, Lexus, and Volvo.

Buick Encore Makes an Android Auto CarPlay & ADAS Encore

Tech Features of the 2017 Buick Encore include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and IntelliLink connectivity and g an 8-inch-diagonal color touch screen. Buick’s exclusive QuietTuning is standard on all models and includes Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology. Encore also offers available active safety features including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

Kia Credenza Tech UV Owith Android Auto, CarPlay & DRIVE WISE

Cadenza fetures include Smart Trunk, which conveniently opens the trunk lid if the sensor detects the key fob for more than three seconds, and a wireless smartphone charger.  The latest generation of Kia’s UVO system featuring Android Auto[4] and Apple® CarPlay[5] is standard, while a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon system featuring Clari-Fi music restoration technology is an option.  

The Kia cDedenza will to be sold in the U.S. under the DRIVE WISE sub-brand, the Cadenza offers cutting-edge driver assistance features  such as Advanced Smart Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning.  Another Kia first is the Smart Blind Spot Detection System which senses unintentional drifting toward an adjacent vehicle and automatically brakes the opposite side front wheel to help maintain the vehicle’s intended course.

Subaru Impreza with EyeSight, Android Auto, CarPlay & NFC

2017 Impreza new, multimedia features including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and standard Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity debut on Impreza.

Subaru designed the 2017 Impreza to provide even higher levels of safety than the outgoing model, which was named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The new platform underpinning the 2017 Impreza improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent over present models.

The EyeSight system includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure and Sway Warning, plus a Lane Keep Assist function. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available. Also new are available Steering Responsive Headlights, which can illuminate curves as the vehicle steers into them, and High Beam Assist, which automatically activates and deactivates the high beam headlamps based on driving conditions. All 2017 Impreza models include as standard equipment front seat side impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

Subaru STARLINK Multimedia systems offer the latest in digital music playing, Bluetooth wireless capability, iPod control, smartphone integration and more. The display screen also provides the display for the standard rear vision camera, and the top-level system includes navigation.

The available Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security Connected Services give the 2017 Impreza one of the industry’s most affordable telematics options. Depending on the package selected, features can include SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts, Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.

Advanced Safety Ahead of Time for Toyota and Lexus

Advanced automatic safety technology that was once available on only the most expensive new vehicles is about to be included as standard equipment on almost every Lexus and Toyota model and trim level in the United States. Announced at the New York Auto Show, Toyota will begin to include the Lexus Safety System + and Toyota Safety Sense packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017.

Making Lexus Safety System + and Toyota Safety Sense™ standard equipment on almost every model by the end of 2017 will make AEB technology widely available four years ahead of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).Twenty-five out of thirty Lexus and Toyota models will include Lexus Safety System + or Toyota Safety Sense™ as standard equipment.

Toyota and Lexus currently don’t support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

Volvo First Semi Autonomous

The Volvo S90 will be the first car in the United States to offer Semi-Autonomous driving technology as standard. Volvo Pilot Assist allows the car to speed up, slow down, brake and steer at speeds up to 80 MPH.

Two world-first safety technologies will also come standard. Large Animal Detection with auto-brake senses deer, elk and other animals and will automatically stop the car to avoid or mitigate a collision. Run-Off Road Mitigation can detect if the vehicle is about to leave the road and gently steer it to prevent it from leaving the pavement. This technology is in addition to the safety, connectivity and interior luxury customers have enjoyed in the award-winning Volvo XC90 SUV. Since the Volvoc XC90 is available with CarPlay we assume that the S90 will have it also.

Aftermarket Addendum Pioneer

Pioneer will advertise Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Pioneer will run ads starting May or late April that literally follow car company print and digital ads on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in placement. And the Pioneer ads will tell consumers they don’t have to buy a new car to get the Apple and Android car tech, reports CE Outlook.