CES: Automakers Bring More In-Vehicle Technologies Than in 2012 image

The 2013 International CES electronics show has brought together some of the world’s largest companies, presenting their latest in-vehicle technologies.

Coming up with more and improved in-vehicle technologies, shows the automakers’ attempt and desire to help drivers stay connected behind the wheel and also make vehicles smarter in order to avoid crashes. This year’s show has gathered a record number of 3,000 companies, each showing off amazing electronic gadget. Some of the automaker present at the show are: GM, Audi, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Kia, Hyundai and Subaru of America.

According to CEA consumer research almost 15% of US households own a vehicle featuring a connected communication/entertainment system and predicts that in 2013 sales of factory-installed vehicle technologies will rise 11.3% to $8.7 billion. This year the automakers’ exhibits cover more than 100,000 square feet of the exhibit’s space, 5% more compared with the 2012 show. Cellphone companies also came up with more in-vehicle application and automakers encourage Web companies to design new applications for vehicle use.

“The record number of top automotive manufacturers exhibiting in 2013 verifies that CES is the leading event to experience the latest in automotive innovation and in-vehicle electronics,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.