Top Five Tech Trends in Automobiles
NEW YORK – Electronic technology
will have a huge impact on cars in coming years. Here are five breaking trends,
along with a list of cars that put the latest technology to good use, according
Computing, such as in-dash computers, Web surfing and e-mailing, and the
Player Connectivity, including iPod integration.
Integration that is hands-free.
GPS Navigation, including real-time traffic information and landmark data.
Infusion, as more manufacturers are adding complex electronic devices at the
conducted by GfK Custom Research, based in New York, asked adults what options
they would be interested in having on their car: GPS Navigation was the
most-desired technology out of the five spotlighted in this article. Internet
access was the least desired of all, with 24 percent of respondents expressing
interest. Built-in Bluetooth capability was near the bottom in terms of
desirability, with 38 percent of those surveyed expressing interest.
and long-used remote starting systems that allow vehicles to be started and
warmed up without having to get in the car and turn the ignition topped GfK’s