CES

Will Google Glass distract a driver?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Is Google Glass a clever way to transmit collision warnings to the motorist? Or is it just another potential distraction -- best employed before or after a trip? The auto industry is about to find out....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Gesture controls: Give me a break and a knob

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Henry Bzeih, the chief technology strategist for Kia Motors America Inc., patiently guided me through the various controls at the International CES, the consumer electronics show here. They all worked well enough, but I began to wonder about all this technology when we tried out the gesture controls -- using hand motions to, say, turn the stereo volume up....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Google, smartwatches, self-driving cars dominate at CES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
There will be more Google in your next car and your first smartwatch might come from an automaker rather than a computer maker. Those are some of my takeaways from this year's CES....
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Next Audi TT to feature virtual cockpit

Jan. 8, 2014 15:56 CET
The next Audi TT will feature the automaker's virtual cockpit, which is highlighted by a digital instrument panel that displays all the car's information in front of the driver, eliminating the need for a central multimedia interface monitor....
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Audi's Stadler says production vehicle will get laser headlights

Jan. 8, 2014 06:15 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the automaker will introduce a production vehicle equipped with laser headlights, though he did not indicate which model will get lasers, or when....
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Audi's Stadler says production vehicle will get laser headlights

7:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says he will introduce a production vehicle equipped with laser headlights, though he did not indicate which model will get lasers, or when....
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Bosch develops self-parking technology with phone app

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has developed a self-parking function for vehicles that can be remotely activated by the driver via a cell phone....
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Samsung sees opportunity in autos: 'A gigantic smartphone on wheels'

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Samsung Electronics Co., which sells almost one of every three smartphones, wants to parlay that technology into automotive navigation and entertainment systems for an industry that makes more than 80 million vehicles a year....
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Google rolls out auto alliance to bring Android into car systems

7:36 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
That kid, the one in the back of the SUV with the iPad, he’s the automotive industry’s worst enemy. And he’s the reason a handful of the world’s biggest automakers have just partnered with Google to bring its Android software into vehicle infotainment systems....
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Get ready for a speedy Internet connection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The growing availability of 4G LTE -- a faster data connection that will make in-car apps run more smoothly -- is shaking up the auto infotainment industry. Major automakers are taking steps to make their infotainment systems compatible with the new standard, which runs up to seven times faster than 3G connections....
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