Before we get self-driving cars and road-trains, MIT researchers think emergency co-drivers that only take control in dangerous situations are the near-future for robot driving. At least while we still have fallible human drivers driving around like maniacs.
Chevrolet has just revealed its plans to build its MyLink technology into the 2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox--a system that adds security from OnStar and accesses streaming music content from Pandora, all controlled by voice and touch controls. It's almost KITT-like in terms of car smarts.
Ford's in-car Sync system, which we revealed in detail earlier this month, is already jam-packed with digital cleverness. But now Ford's gone one step further: Not only will it be able to do the usual smartphone voice control tricks we already knew about, but you'll speak to control the apps too.