Tuesday, December 27, 2011

AUTOS: Top Technologies Of 2011

from http://automotive.speedtv.com:

>>Focusing back on individual items, here are nine of the top car-tech items and stories of 2011:

The Cadillac User Experience is a major advancement in touch-screen interfaces with several industry firsts. (Photo: Cadillac)
Cadillac User Experience (CUE) -- Better than an iPad. Love it or hate it, over the next several years we're going to see even more instrument-panel real estate dedicated to screen-based systems, especially touch screens. While MyFord Touch made a plunge last year, it's been followed in close succession by a host of other interfaces that aim to do most of what the Ford system can do, but with a little more simplicity, such as Chrysler's UConnect Touch, the General Motors system known as IntelliLink (Buick) and MyLink (Chevy). But none of them quite matches up to GM's upcoming system for Cadillac models, called CUE (Cadillac User Experience).

Samsung eyes 15 pct rise in handset sales next yr - report

from Yahoo/Reuters:

>>South Korea's Samsung Electronics aims to raise its global handset sales by 15 percent next year by boosting its smartphone sales, putting it in a closer race with bigger rival Nokia, a local newspaper said on Tuesday.


Samsung, the world's No.2 handset vendor, targets sales of 374 million handsets next year, up from 325 million units the company projected for this year, Korea Economic Daily reported citing industry officials.

Out of the 374 million handsets, Samsung aims to sell 150 million units of smartphones next year, the report said.