HYUNDAI DIGITAL KEY Hyundai’s next generation 2020 Sonata, which makes its debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show, has a ‘Digital Key’, which allows users to unlock and start their Hyundai vehicle via their smartphones. Replacing a traditional physical key, this new Digital Key can be downloaded via an app and used by up to four authorized people.
MERCEDES-BENZ MBUX SYSTEM Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX infotainment system brings cutting-edge communications tech and AI learning capabilities to a new level for vehicles. It includes haptic touchpad controls, wide-screen augmented reality video graphics and plain-language voice controls initiated by simply saying, “ Hey, Mercedes !”
RAM 1500 One of the latest areas of technical one-upmanship has become the humble pickup-truck box and tailgate. Ram 1500 pickups now offer lockable storage boxes within the rear fenders plus a tailgate that swings not just down, as one piece, but sideways, with a 60/40 split.
GMC SIERRA The GMC Sierra’s available MultiPro tailgate goes even farther. Literally a tailgate within a tailgate, it offers up to six separate configurations, including a fold-down step and a torso-height work surface, as well a load- stop for extended-length loads and Bluetooth speakers available within the tailgate. If that’s not over-the-top enough, you can always opt for a genuine carbon-fiber pickup box. Headlamp to tailgate, there are pioneering technologies everywhere you look at the Auto Show.
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