The merging of automotive and tech is happening now as evidenced by the latest releases in the 2017 North American International Auto Show which was won by the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first all-electric car to win the prize.
by Lee Rickwood
Not all of the gadgets they will describe during a week of shows next week are available for purchase right now; some are more like inspirational ideas and teasers to the shape of tech things to come. Some are designed by major manufacturers to address real world problems; some are just fun ideas from imaginative inventors.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu will not play music until you buckle up, it also silences the sound system if you go over speed limits, it features a way to program the key fob so that metrics can track your driving and even generate an report card at the end of your ride.
By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The 2016 Volt has a range of 85 kilometers on a fully charged battery, it can recharge with a 120-volt portable cord in approximately 13 hours or with a professionally installed 240-volt charging system in approximately 4.5 hours.