Driving things forward: How car tech is coming of age

Smart interfaces will change the face of driving long before self-driving arrives

A battle is taking place between car manufacturers and phone companies over total control of your car’s user interface

How important is it to you to be able to plug your smartphone into your car? For some, the answer is not at all. Cars are for getting from A to B and a radio is all the entertainment they need on a long journey.

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But for others, that hasn’t been true for a long time. For these people, connecting a smartphone is ...