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CES Highlights: Day 2 - Audi, Garmin and More

Alex Spencer

Today's announcements from CES largely followed in the vein of yesterday's news, maintaining a focus on wearables, the internet of things and in-car technology.

We've already looked at the the Domino's Pizza app being integrated into Ford's SYNC AppLink in-car system, Sleep Number's smart bed, and Yahoo's wide range of announcements - but here are a few more of the most interesting stories from the showfloor.

6a00d83451bb7069e2019b045c89f9970dGarmin
Satnav firm Garmin demonstrated its interactive HUD (Heads-Up Display) interface for cars, which will be be projected onto car's windscreen in the driver's natural line of sight.

A proximity sensor on the steering wheel switches between a passive mode, presenting audio and visual info with minimum disruption, and interactive mode, which can be controlled with two additional buttons on the wheel, to access full navigation and traffic information, make calls and play music.

Unlike Garmin's previous offerings, this isn't mounted by the driver, but rather incorporated into cars by the manufacturer. Though it seems like automotive brands have their own ideas...

Audi
Audi has revealed its Smart Display, a 10.2" Android tablet intended to offer entertainment for passengers.

The tablet can be used to control the car's radio, media and navigation functionality, as well as accessing the usual range of Android apps via a WLAN connection to the internet, which Audi promises will deliver LTE speeds.

image1Innovega
While everyone else was showing their smart glasses offering, Innovega announced that its smart contact lenses, which project a full field of view display, have developed from a feasibility demonstration to a fully-functional piece of technology.

It's an impressive claim, which promises to push wearable tech even deeper into sci-fi territory - we'll certainly be keeping our eye on it (no pun intended) in the coming months.