Hello Warren and friends

I just got back from Las Vegas, NV, attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). If you ever want to see every gizmoo and gizmod on the face of the earth, it is there.

But there are some cool things for the automotive world there, things that could enhance our lives immeasurably.

Bosch is in the process of creating a storage unit that will hold 5kwH of electricity (they sell solar panels). Anyone who had a loved one in Hurricane Sandy that lost their electricity can see the benefit. I was on the John Batchelor radio show (he’s on WMAL in your area) talking to Bosch’s President, Mike Mansuetti, about the technology that is about a year away from market.
http://www.drivingthenation.com/?p=7557 (listen later, chat now simple-smile Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com January 11, 2013 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Auto industry news Automobiles and Energy Autonomous vehicles Driving tips Featured Newsletter Technology Warren Brown Washingtonpost.com

Also, Audi showed us a car that can park it’self! OMG. All of us have seen a person drive to the front of a hotel, get out of their car, throw the keys, and a twenty-spot, to the valet and walk in. Wouldn’t you love to pull your smartphone out of your pocket and instruct your car to park it’self? I’m including a video of exactly that happening. This is not in production yet, but within 10 years, according to Audi, it could be. The thing holding it up? Not technology, not fear of litigation, the thing holding it up is legislation.
http://www.drivingthenation.com/?p=7547 watch/listen to those later. Now, let’s chat about cars to buy.

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warren_brown Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com January 11, 2013 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Auto industry news Automobiles and Energy Autonomous vehicles Driving tips Featured Newsletter Technology Warren Brown Washingtonpost.com