‘Smartcars’ take center stage at CES

Cars Workers prepare a 2015 Ford Fusion hybrid car for display at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegasweren’t exactly viewed as technological showcases a decade ago, when Ford CEO Mark Fields first appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show.

This morning, he’ll deliver the keynote to thousands of people who have come to recognize that “smartcars” represent one of the most exciting areas in consumer technology.

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Feds, carmakers on collision course over infotainment

The rise of in-car entertainment may have put U.S. automakers and the federal government on a collision course.

In Detroit (and other car manufacturing hubs around the world), there’s a growing focus on in-vehicle entertainment systems, which are fast becoming more elaborate. The Transportation Dept. and National Transportation Safety Board, however, are raising a red flag about distracted driving.

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