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  • Jan 10, 2015

    Automotive Innovations at CES | FULL SHOW | #177


    From autonomous vehicles to the latest in EV technology and infotainment, we’re covering the best automotive technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    Segment 1: Pilot Mode
    A production model Audi A7 equipped with some pre-series tech drove itself in “pilot mode” from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Audi Senior Manager for Connected Vehicles and Infotainment Pom Malhotra tells us more.

    Segment 2: The Coupe
    It may look like a classic, but the CSX 9000 Shelby American Daytona Coupe displayed at the Renovo Motors booth at CES is anything but! Jason Stinson shares why they chose the interesting juxtaposition of classic styling with an ultra-modern all-electric drivetrain.

    Segment 3: Super Car, Supercomputing
    The supercar space has always been at the forefront of utilizing innovative materials and drivetrains, but have been challenged by infotainment and in-dash connectivity. Enter NVIDEA. We find out about the interesting partnership between NVIDEA and Renovo Motors.

    Segment 4: HD Tracks
    Do you love to crank the music while you drive? David Chesky explains how HD Tracks will bring your listening experience to a new level.

    Segment 5: Chevrolet Volt
    Host of Men’s Health Live, Gregg Stebben is back to talk about his new car! Find out why Gregg opted for an all new Chevrolet Volt.

    Segment 6: Clarion Builds
    What is the 2014 Formula Drift Champion, Chris Forsberg doing at CES? He’s teamed up with Clarion to take on a grass roots build with a 1974 BMW 2002 restormod for Clarion Builds.

    Segment 7: Uconnect
    Chrysler’s Uconnect System is personalizing your entertainment experience within you car. Ahmir Ahmed fills us in on new services available in 2015 including Send Destination and Find Vehicle.

    Segment 8: Touch Screen Dread?
    Are you nervous about having a car dash that moves away from traditional knobs and buttons in favor of a touch screen? Never fear! Uconnect has made it simple so that you feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel.

    Segment 9: Driver Distraction
    Continuing our discussion on connected dash technology, James Bell explains how General Motors is addressing driver distraction. Then, James explains why he’s lusting over the new Z06!

    Segment 10: New at GM
    GM has announced a new app called “At Your Service” that will assist drivers with all of their travel needs and even provide discounts at certain establishments like Dunkin’ Donuts. James Bell discusses this handy new app before delving into OnStar services and 4G WiFi hotspot technology.

    Segment 11: Smart Mobility Experiments
    Ford’s smart mobility experiments are going on around the globe. Their Global Director of Connected Services Solutions, Doug VanDagens shares some of the recent technology strides in autonomous driving and voice and gesture command.

    Segment 12: Automated Parking
    Imagine parking your car by pressing a button on your smart watch. BMW has brought a fleet of i3’s to CES to show off their Remote Valet Parking Assistant feature. Yves Pilat tells us more.


    Host: Alan Taylor
    Producer: Jared Alexander
    Special Guests:
    Pom Malhotra
    Jason Stinson
    Bea Longworth
    David Chesky
    Gregg Stebben
    Chris Forsberg
    Ahmir Ahmed
    James Bell
    Doug VanDagens
    Yves Pilat

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