Spotlight on CES

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wrapped up Sunday in Las Vegas, and we’re still basking in the glow of this year’s show and all the great automotive infotainment innovations that came out of it. If you want complete smartphone integration with your vehicle, these new systems are right up your alley. Here are just a couple of the automakers that are ramping up infotainment systems meant for their future vehicle models.

Hyundai Intuitive Connectivity Concept

Hyundai’s Intuitive Connectivity Concept (ICC) is a mock-up that the automaker presented at the CES. It’s a vehicle interior that creates seamless, safe operation of your vehicle and your smartphone at the same time. When you dock your smartphone with the Mobile High-Definition Link of the ICC, the infotainment system mimics what’s on your phone’s screen. The main features of the ICC from Hyundai are digital gauges, a head-up display that keeps your eyes on the road, and touchless, gesture-based controls. These features were designed to allow you to access all your phone’s features such as navigation and apps while still paying attention to the road.

Hyundai says most of the ICC features are headed for production in the near future, so be on the lookout!

Subaru Starlink

The Subaru Starlink is the automaker’s new branded infotainment system. Starlink integrates with Aha, a platform that includes podcasts and streaming radio. Starlink will also include travel recommendations from TripAdvisor, entertainment and restaurant suggestions from Yelp, and other information about surrounding attractions.

You won’t have to wait long for a Starlink-equipped Subaru. The system is set to debut on 2014 Subaru Forester models that have a navigation system. The 2014 Impreza, XV Crosstrek, and BRZ will also include Starlink.

What’s your favorite automotive tech solution from this year? Already looking forward to the next CES? Start the countdown to January 7, 2014.