Now that many technologies in vehicles are digital, rather than mechanical, parts can be created faster, modified with precise data feedback, and updated more quickly in order to more closely track consumer demand.
Technology continues to evolve at a breakneck speed; unfortunately safety has not kept pace. In a perfect world, hands-free car systems and smartphones are easy to use, cognitively less demanding and keep driver distraction to a bare minimum.
There's a brighter future ahead if we're willing to embrace it.
It's happened -- the connected car has been discovered. At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month journalists, policymakers, and industry members alike buzzed over the advanced automotive technologies that connect drivers to the road by more than just their hands to the steering wheel.
We were unable to sample the smaller, standard 8-inch touchscreen display, but we were able to play with the larger 9.2-inch
By connecting cars directly to the constellation of mobile, cloud and location technologies, cars can tap into the intelligent guidance that is already helping travelers to share cars and minimize jams.
It is described as a freak accident, because as far as automobile wrecks go, for a bus to hit a lamppost that falls on a baby in a stroller, well, it's just not supposed to happen that way. But that's how it went, and 8-month-old Angelie Paredes is gone.
If you hate the idea of red-light cameras, wait till you get your first speeding ticket via email because your car's computer ratted you out the moment you exceed the speed limit.
South Carolina is reportedly considering electronic license plates that would give the DMV power to display messages directly onto the back of cars. Message displays include "uninsured," "suspended" and "stolen." Is this an invasion of privacy? Guests Jason Torchinsky and Amir IIiafar join Alyona to discuss.