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This is Intel's Vision for the "Smart" Car of the Future

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Drive over a sandy bridge.

At Intel's booth at CES 2012, the company showed off its vision for what driving in the future will be like. Through various connected technologies, your car will be able to integrate many of the same functions that are available right now from your smartphone.

This sort of demo is better seen than read, so check out the two videos below:

Intel Car Demo CES 2012

Intel Car Demo 2 CES 2012

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    shine8210 , January 13, 2012 1:35 PM
    Will my day go quicker if i overclock it?
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    TwoDigital , January 13, 2012 4:07 PM
    Notice that even in her demo she was in a car accident? Put the damn cell phone down and get the stupid Facebook page off of your heads-up display on the dash... When you're driving, concentrate on driving and not on who from your 'friend' list just checked in at Starbucks...
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    ChiefTexas_82 , January 13, 2012 1:48 PM
    But can it drive Crysi... Never mind.
    I really feel better if I drive my car and I don't have all that to deal with.
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  • 21 Hide
    shine8210 , January 13, 2012 1:35 PM
    Will my day go quicker if i overclock it?
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    JohnnyLucky , January 13, 2012 1:46 PM
    Audio for the clips wasn't that good.

    I sure hope there is a manual override.
  • 12 Hide
    ChiefTexas_82 , January 13, 2012 1:48 PM
    But can it drive Crysi... Never mind.
    I really feel better if I drive my car and I don't have all that to deal with.
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    digiex , January 13, 2012 1:50 PM
    Skynet, next?
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    CaedenV , January 13, 2012 2:00 PM
    Lets have them get the smart home tech right and in people's homes first, then we will get the car to go with it.
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    freggo , January 13, 2012 2:13 PM
    Can you say Information-Overload ?

    Seriously, the majority of people can not handle this kind of integration and still drive safely.
    Not with the kind of 'drivers ed' we get in this country.

    I get constantly asked if I can switch the clock in their new shiny car to daylight savings time... :-)

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    classzero , January 13, 2012 2:27 PM
    Great simulation, would have been impressive if shown a functional demo instead of a wishful thinking.
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    classzero , January 13, 2012 2:28 PM
    ChiefTexas_82But can it drive Crysi... Never mind. I really feel better if I drive my car and I don't have all that to deal with.


    This is why classic cars are highly sought after.
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    TwoDigital , January 13, 2012 4:07 PM
    Notice that even in her demo she was in a car accident? Put the damn cell phone down and get the stupid Facebook page off of your heads-up display on the dash... When you're driving, concentrate on driving and not on who from your 'friend' list just checked in at Starbucks...
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    win7guru , January 13, 2012 4:41 PM
    What happens when a computer component fails in your car? I wouldn't want that repair bill. I actually recently downgraded my washer and dryer to the old fashioned kind because of issues with computer components breaking.
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    Chrys , January 13, 2012 4:58 PM
    If there is a graphic up on a HUD, most drivers will focus on the graphic and not the road.
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    Anonymous , January 13, 2012 9:57 PM
    @win7guru
    Yearh.. that washerbord in the nearby stream always works the best 8O
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    jonny_76 , January 13, 2012 10:39 PM
    win7guruWhat happens when a computer component fails in your car? I wouldn't want that repair bill. I actually recently downgraded my washer and dryer to the old fashioned kind because of issues with computer components breaking.



    I rented a top of the line Ford focus with leather seats and so much electronics, buttons on the steering wheel and dash that it was overwhelming at first. You think people driving and talking on cell phones now is bad, wait until they have all the electronics that distracts drivers. Not to mention that the repair bill for fixing the car electronics would be a huge cash cow for dealers, mechanics. "yes ma'am we can't just replace one bad LED, we need to replace the entire module...only $649 w labor included.
    It is simple, since PC market is saturated, business is creating new (and mostly unnecessary) apps for cars for growth.
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    maddad , January 14, 2012 2:14 AM
    I'd love a "smart car" that could drive itself whenever I wanted a break from the wheel. What I don't want is "Uncle Sam" watching everytime I drive to 7 Eleven for a cup of coffee!
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    bobusboy , January 14, 2012 3:40 AM
    I drive a car with all wheel drive, and it sucks. It kills the power to the wheels if it thinks you're skidding. (2011 mazda tribiute)

    And you can not turn it off.

    I hate it.
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    tanjo , January 14, 2012 7:23 AM
    This is just Intel expanding their portfolio.

    No distractions? Why even put a face on the screen/windshield? Why micromanage almost everything while driving? For doing all what she said while driving... you can save... say 10 mins a day. or ~61 hours a year... Crashing while doing that nets you a week/month or more in the hospital or forever 6' below.

    When driving, you should just be driving. Want to do something other than driving? Legally park somewhere then do your thing.
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    paloss , January 14, 2012 11:23 AM
    I really feel better if I drive my car and I don't have all that to deal with.
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    caparc , January 14, 2012 1:36 PM
    Self driving cars, the sooner the better. DUI's and insurance cost would plunge. A self driving car encourages lower speeds. What's the hurry if you can work or sleep instead of drive. Pedestrians, motorcycle riders, bike riders, etc. would be safer. Car sharing would be more practical if the car can drop someone off then go get someone else. Driverless taxis might replace a lot of private car ownership. Parking lots can be moved to out lying areas if the car can drive itself to a remote parking area. The possibilities are endless.
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    daworstplaya , January 14, 2012 2:09 PM
    @bobusboy: That isn't called All Wheel Drive (AWD), its the Traction Control System (TCS) that's killing the power to your wheels.
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    mightymaxio , January 15, 2012 12:12 AM
    LOL the car ran through a stop sign at arround 1:10-1:12 lol. Smartcar driving indeed XD
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