Cars have become high-tech platforms full of electronics. They are now a staple at consumer electronics shows like last week’s CES. Here are some recent developments in technology for cars:
- At CES the connected car became truly connected
Ford and GM opened up their closely guarded connected car platforms to developers at CES, which means we’ll soon see a plethora of apps appearing in our dashboards. But the automakers aren’t Google.—GigaOM
- Drivers With Hands Full Get a Backup: The Car
Someday soon, few drivers will have to worry about car crashes and collisions, whether on congested roads or on empty highways, technology companies and car manufacturers are betting. But even now, drivers are benefiting from a suite of safety systems, and many more are in development to transform driving from a manual task to something more akin to that of a conductor overseeing an orchestra.—New York Times
- CES 2013: Apps coming to cars, even without phones
In-car technology is progressing to the point that drivers will be able to access apps in their cars even when they leave their smartphones at home—Network World
Also see the accompanying infographic below.