The New Wave of Cars that Act like Smart Phones
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Last year's Los Angeles Auto Show featured green technology. This year's is all about communications technology, and the bottom line is that the car becomes a sort of mobile device, a smart phone. Will a new generation fall in love with cars if they're connected? What about driving distractions? Speaking of driving, will California voters agree to double the car tax for road repair? Should all drivers have to pay by the mile?
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Will Your Car Become Just Another Mobile Device? ()
Forget about speed, power, gas mileage and green technology. This year's Los Angeles Auto Show is about connecting the car to the Cloud. And, in LA's increasingly connected car culture, do pedestrians stand a chance? KCRW's Saul Gonzalez reports on what's on view at the Convention Center.
Paying for Roads in the Future ()
We've heard how cars are evolving into mobile communications devices. They still need roads to drive on, at a time when highway conditions are worse than ever and money for repair and construction is running short on the local, state and federal levels. California voters may soon face the option of doubling the car tax, chopped in half by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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