Nvidia’s Yearly Revenue Doubling in Car Tech Market
Nvidia, whose chips power automotive navigation and entertainment systems is seeing revenue double every year into what they project will become a one billion dollar business.
Your Car Joins the Hive Mind
The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for “Connected Vehicle Technology” to be installed in all vehicles – a “hive mind” that would transmit warnings of accidents or traffic hazards to approaching vehicles.
Widespread iOS 7 Integration Coming Soon
Coming much sooner: iOS 7 in-dash integration in cars and trucks made by a dozen companies. In-vehicle i-Tunes, Eyes-Free Siri on board, connectivity between iCloud and your iCar, as well as navigation via Apple Maps (hey, you can’t win ‘em all).
Pandora – which is “baked in” to more than 100 models from 23 automakers – is also stepping up its game. They’ve added voice-control to the 2014 Mazda6. Now you can give a tune the “Thumbs Down” without raising a finger!
The Ultra-Teched Out Mercedes S550
For the ultimate in-car technology that comes factory-installed, check out the Mercedes S550. It’s their top of the line model, where they experiment with all the good stuff. In addition to grill-mounted radar-controlled adaptive cruise control, the S550 also sports a pair of stereoscopic cameras behind the mirror: While the radar maintains a safe distance from the car in front of you, the cameras keep your $100,000 car in its lane.