More Connected Car Technologies Coming To CES 2013
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that Seven of the top 10 car manufacturers will showcase their latest car technologies at CES in January. Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru the new comer to CES will be displaying their connected systems in infotainment, communication, safety and driver assistance solutions and services. There will also be more than 110 total automotive tech companies, including Delphi, Mitek, Pioneer and more at the show.
With connected systems like OnStar and Ford SYNC already on offer, CEA industry forecasts predict sales of factory-installed vehicle technologies will increase by 11.3 percent in 2013 to nearly $8.7 billion. CEA consumer research shows approximately 15 percent of U.S. households now own a vehicle with a connected communication/entertainment system. CEA expects this figure to rise quickly in the coming years as car companies make these solutions available across more models.
CEA said, International CES 2013 will offer visitors to the show two TechZones revolving around today’s latest automotive technology. One zone looking at Electric vehicles and their associated charge stations for homes, condominiums, public facilities plus a range of electric mobility products and services will be on display.
The other zone, “Safe Driver TechZone” will focus on technologies that empower drivers to use their in-vehicle electronics in a safe and responsible way. Featured products assist in auto collision avoidance, lane drift assistance, parking, speed monitoring, hands-free, text-to-voice, driver drowsiness detection, GPS, mapping technologies and much more.
CES 2013 automotive exhibits will bigger than 2012, cover more than 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space. CES 2013 will also offer targeted conference sessions, including the Connect2Car:Optimizing the Connected Driver Experience SuperSession focused on the integration of new systems, features, functions and apps into the car. The In-Vehicle Technology Conference Track, which includes the following conference sessions focused on aftermarket technologies and trends that are reshaping car electronics:
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