Siri Integrates Smoothly, Safely in Vehicles

Siri will soon be pulling into a driveway near you, as the Apple iPhone’s digital assistant makes herself at home in dozens of new cars and trucks from General Motors’ Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands. Siri was born to run, based on my test of Apple’s CarPlay interface in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. The system’s voice recognition was nearly flawless, the navigation app never set a foot wrong, music apps worked...

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Low Wages, Trade Pacts Send Auto Plants to Mexico

Detroit — Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. In the past two years, eight automakers have opened or announced new plants or expansions in Mexico. Just last week, Toyota announced a new plant in Guanajuato to build the popular Corolla, work now done in Canada,...

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New York Auto Show Gaining Ground on Detroit’s

New York — The New York International Auto Show is proving itself, once again to be one of the strongest auto shows in the world and is even generating chatter among industry watchers that it could challenge the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After two days of glitzy press reveals, the New York auto show that opened to the public Friday offering an interesting mix of luxury and mainstream vehicles in a city where...

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