Edmunds' InsideLine.com Names Five Technologies That Will Change Driving Forever

Edmunds' InsideLine.com Names Five Technologies That Will Change Driving Forever


Edmunds' InsideLine.com Names Five Technologies That Will Change Driving Forever

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- October 19, 2010 -- Edmunds' InsideLine.comSM, the premier automotive lifestyle publication that accessible by computer or smartphone at www.insideline.com, today announced the publication of the story Five Car Technologies That Will Change How You Drive.

The advanced car technologies highlighted in the article include:

  • Connected Cars -- Updated maps, local services and listings, real-time traffic information and much more are now available from your dashboard. Features like Ford's Sync system and connected navigation such as Google Maps Navigation bring "cloud computing" to your car's interior.
  • Next-Generation Head-Up Displays -- Holographic Laser Projection (HLP) display information on the windshield and infrared cameras "paint" the edges of a road during low visibility.
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems -- Lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection and pedestrian detection can help protect drivers from even themselves.
  • In-Car Apps -- Soon drivers will be able to download a wide variety of apps to create customizable dashboards, navigation, communication and entertainment options within their vehicles.
  • Telematics and Tracking -- Voice activation, text-to-speech technology, audible RSS feeds, and vehicle tracking systems are being upgraded and developed.

"These rapidly evolving vehicle technologies offer an interesting trade-off between privacy, safety, and convenience for drivers," said Doug Newcomb, Senior Editor, Technology for InsideLine.com. "And although we don't yet have flying cars, cars that drive themselves may not be too far off."

Read more about Five Car Technologies That Will Change How You Drive at http://www.insideline.com/features/five-car-technologies-that-will-change-how-you-drive.html.

More on in-car technology can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/.

About Edmunds.com, Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/about/)
Edmunds.com Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.edmunds.com, makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. InsideLine.com is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.insideline.com, features the wireless Web's highest quality car photos and videos. CarSpace is the most established automotive social networking Web site. AutoObserver.com provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds.

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