Best Tech Awards: New York International Auto Show 2012
This year’s New York International Auto Show revealed some exciting developments in the world of auto-tech. We witnessed flying cars, the taxi of the future and the rise of driver-safety focused infotainment systems. While some innovations might take years to reach the average consumer, we were pleased with the number of products already on the market or set to debut in the coming months. Check out our top picks of the NY Auto Show.
From iPad apps that let you call for concierge service to a Facebook app developed specifically for use in your vehicle, The New York International Auto Show proved that automakers aren’t afraid to step into the app development space. But of all of the apps we saw on the show floor, the best one we saw was also the most practical, Chevy’s $50 GoGo Navigation app.
The app, which is available for the iPhone and Android smartphones, provides users with the same functionality found in built-in navigation systems at a fraction of the cost. Users access the app through their vehicle's Chevy MyLink smartphone integration system, which pulls information from the cloud to their phone and pushes it to their in-dash touchscreen display.
GoGo Navigation will hit the market later this year alongside the new Chevy Spark and Chevy Sonic RS.