What’s the next huge leap in technology for automakers ? Connectivity, Gesture-Control and Car sharing! Auto insiders and journalists got a sneak peek at what’s to come with a previewing cars of the future today at CES 2015. Just one small preview has opened the floodgates of what we could possibly expect next week at the North American International Auto show and more major announcements later this year. But for now, let’s take a look at which major brands are making blazing their way through advancements and beyond below:
BMWS OF THE FUTURE WILL HAVE SAMSUNG TABLETS AND GESTURE CONTROL
BMW showed off a couple near-future technologies that’ll be available on cars in the next few years. The first doesn’t really sound futuristic at all — it’s just a generic Samsung tablet, but the magic is in how tightly BMW’s managed to integrate it with the car’s systems. The “Touch Command” system includes the small Android tablet and a dock in the rear seat, allowing rear passengers to change climate settings, switch radio stations, adjust their seats, and more — in other words, it’s basically a portable iDrive controller for when you’re getting chauffeured around. [Read More.]
HYUNDAI WILL LET YOU START YOUR CAR WITH AN ANDROID WEAR WATCH
The app gives drivers the ability to access remote vehicle operations right from their wrists, such as starting and stopping the engine, locking and unlocking the doors, and activating safety features like flashing the headlights or honking the horn. Users will be able to locate their car or call roadside assistance from the app as well. [Read More.]
The F 015 Luxury in Motion — yes, “Luxury in Motion” is part of the car’s name — is basically a sleek pod with a huge passenger compartment, a fortuitous side effect of an imagined future where we spend most of our times chilling out in cars while they drive us around all by themselves. Mercedes actually calls the cabin “lounge-like,” thanks to four rotating seats that can face each other. [Read More.]
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