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4 Auto Trends Hitting the Road

Senior consumer reporter and “Deal of the Day” columnist Kelli B. Grant test drove the New York International Auto Show  in search of the best, worst and coolest from automakers’ new lineups. Read her dispatches here and here.

Over the next week and a half, more than a million car will visit the New York International Auto Show – some in search of their next vehicle purchase, others just interested in a peak at the future of car technology. With 1,000 vehicles on display over 846,000 square feet of convention floor, there’s a lot to consider.

Most models have made strides in fuel efficiency – or leaps, when it comes to new hybrid and electric versions. New technology adds web searches and Facebook check-ins to drivers’ list on onboard capabilities. And for those truly early adopters, there’s the first flying car, although a spokesman says preorders have already pushed the wait time to more than three years.

Here are four trends experts say are driving upcoming models:

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    • buyer beware.. i have a lot of computer apps on my car .. the expense bills to repair are very very expensive..ask about the cost of repairs before you buy it will be an eye opener.. give me a car without all the computer /electronics// i will use my smart phone..

    • Another B S… Why do I need a computer in my hand when I have one in my pocket. Instead why don’t you the carmakers think of surprising me with a car that (lets say) runs on air, or gets 200 miles per gallon Citi not HWY, etc…
      Wow, you pay for automatic windows and automatic trunk lid? We’ve seen that on 1985 Cadillacs.. thats OLD,.. Computer in the car? thats old too, so get us new cars, new engines that dont need maintenance, or cars that wake us up when we fall a sleep behind a wheel… or stop, when a person is in front, doesnt turn on if the driver is drunk or at least makes a coffee in the morning for God sake… But dont tell me that I gotta drop $50,000 for something that sucks my money out of my pocket.
      And you know what? Stop embarassing yourself by ADVERTISING that your overpriced car comes with cupholders, license plate brackets and carpets…

    • Shifting gears…Behind this high-tech Infotainment system is a whole new way of developing cars, or at least their electronics. All of the cool features on a car’s dash today (and those coming soon, too) are powered by software. In fact, there are already about one hundred million lines of code in today’s premium-class cars, and much of that is open source software-based (see http://opensourcedelivers.com/2012/03/05/they-don%E2%80%99t-build-%E2%80%99em-like-they-used-to/ for more information). OSS really is driving innovation and tomorrow’s cars will be even cooler than we can imagine!

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