8 Auto Tech Highlights From CES 2014: Car Gadgets Galore


This past week in Las Vegas, thousands turned up and more tuned in to bear witness to the year’s greatest technology trade show, where exhibitors display countless gadgets and innovations spanning dozens of industries.

One of the more prominent industries at CES is the automotive presence, as each year car companies show off new technologies and concepts that they have been working on. From new modes of transportation to revolutionary technologies, virtually every aspect of automotive research and development is represented, from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to home thermostat integration. Here are eight leading stories spanning the past week at CES.

1. Toyota FCV

Toyota’s (NYSE:TM) fuel-cell ambitions are commonly known among automotive circles now, but Toyota is using this year’s CES to assure the public that its mass-market driven hydrogen fuel-cell car will be hitting the market next year. Not surprisingly, the new hydrogen powered car will appear first in California, and grow throughout the nation as Toyota rolls out the accompanying hydrogen infrastructure.