Today’s driver has more in-car entertainment options than ever before. And, all of the leading automakers were in Las Vegas last week showing them off at 2013 International CES, the massive consumer electronics show.
Next generation in-car entertainment (or infotainment) systems offer much more than traditional AM/FM radio. Internet radio (iHeart, Pandora, etc.) is coming to cars, and that’s not all. Drivers will also be able to send a text, tweet, update their Facebook status and interact with their favorite apps using voice recognition, without taking their eyes off the road.
The latest in navigation and telematics were on display, including navigation systems that incorporate real-time traffic information and can route you around trouble spots. There was also a self-driving car demo, although it will be years before that technology might ever get to market.
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