Connected cars is a big theme at CES 2012

Connected cars are a big theme at CES 2012 here in Las Vegas. Ford, Chrysler, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Kia are all signed up for the show floor, and will be demonstrating new features that deliver digital connectivity to their automobiles, including better interfacing between car dashboards and smartphones. We expect to see novel new safety systems, streaming music services like Pandora, and hand-free, voice-activated texting like what’s being currently hyped in the Hyundai Veloster.