S L K Tech Enthusiast
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Camarillo, CA in "The VC"
Vehicle: Tellurium/Ash 06 SLK350 w Controller knob, Smartphone integration, backup cam; 05 SLK350 AMG package
Other Toys: Hackables: iOS/Android/Linux devices, Arduino, Macs, Cars, Life!
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2013 LA Auto Show & Connected Car Expo
Managed to get a press pass. Much improved show over recent years. Big focus on technology and connecting to "the fourth screen" in the dash of your car. Lots of talk, a good deal of innovative stuff. Car manufacturers still stuck on creating a disparate hive of competing interfaces and products. Why can't everybody just get my smartphone on the dash and let an app market prevail? Brian Cooley of CNET moderated a great panel at the start. Fun fun day.
Funny how they added the CCE tag to the show to keep it fresh. In no time all this in-car connectivity will be so ubiquitous we'll look back and laugh at how in 2013 "connected car" was even a thing.
Anybody else coming to play? Main show floor opens tomorrow, Wed.
I'm almost in heaven here with all the high tech car gadgetry.