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Future of cars showcases at Consumer Electronics Show

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The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show was recently held in Las Vegas, and highlighted the newest technology. In this edition of Car Coach, Lauren Fix takes a look at what's in store for our cars.

The Consumer Electronics Show is a showcase for the latest car gadgets from automakers, and the latest cool electronics.

The next tech hotspot is your car. The dashboard has slowly morphed into a futuristic hub with GPS and access to apps, such as music services of Pandora and Aha, and other search engines such as Bing.

At CES, automakers featured everything from a car running partially on sunlight to a Hyundai Genesis that drivers can start with a Smartphone or tablet app.

This year, the biggest news in autos is autonomous cars. Some of the cars showcased drove themselves into press conferences using new chips and miniaturized hardware for impressive performance gains. Fully autonomous vehicles are years away, but a lot of technology we saw at CES is heading to vehicles soon.

Chevrolet and Audi both announced partnerships with AT&T and bring high-speed Wi-Fi connections to your car.

Many 2015 Chevy cars and trucks will also feature the Chevrolet App Shop. It will let drivers download audio, travel and diagnostics specifically designed for in-car use.

Whether it's luxury gadgets or infotainment upgrades, one thing is clear: CES is becoming an increasingly important show for vehicle manufacturers.

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