Automotive intelligence opens the throttle on the era of anytime, anywhere connectivity. Whether the emphasis is on disruptive technologies like electric cars or the evolution of the internal-combustion models that still rule the road, the connected-car movement aims to make vehicles—and their drivers—safer, more efficient and more comfortable by linking transportation data systems and individual vehicles with mobile consumer devices. The pushpins on the industry's road map lead to an in-car environment that increasingly mimics the media-rich connected home. We report on the progress, and point out the speed bumps, in our special all-digital edition.
WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOOK? • Connectivity kicks into overdrive • Auto supply chain adjusts • Voice recognition in Sync with simplicity • Cleantech vehicles' dirty little secret: Power-source issues • Image Gallery: Living with a Volt • Automotive MEMS drive themselves • Developments in automotive information connectivity • Fast-switching analog video drives automotive performance • Aligning auto infotainment with consumer expectations • Innovating the connected car • A holistic approach to driver distraction