The surge of automaker presence at CES strikes an interesting counterpoint to the traditional auto show circuit. Where the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the week after CES is more about design and horsepower, the automakers in Vegas were talking about technology and software.
Chevrolet was one of those automakers, and their offerings were more on the software side of things. Sure, the average consumer might be intrigued by Audi's laser headlight (yes, lasers), they're far more likely to be able to afford something like a Chevy (sans lasers). So Chevrolet was showing off technology that not only can normal people afford, but will be able to buy in the relatively near future: AppShop and LTE connectivity.
Chevy announced last week that it is expanding the number of its car models that will ship with Siri "Eyes Free" support. After making a successful debut on this year's models of the Chevy Spark, Spark EV and Sonic, Chevy is expanding support to include more models, according to a press release.
That awesome looking Chevrolet update for Real Racing 3 we first previewed at GDC 2013 is now live and drifting its way across the App Store. The update, version 1.1.0 features the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL. The all-new Hunter mode gives you one lap -- and only one lap -- to chase down and pass another car, letting you put your friends into even higher levels of stress. Cloud save means your progress is saved not only on one device, but across all your devices, and with over 100 new events, you'll have a lot more stuff to save.
At CES 2013, Chevrolet was showing off Siri and TuneIn Radio apps working in their 2013 Spark and Sonic vehicles. All of the features you would expect are there, such as dictating messages to Siri and checking calendar appointments via voice.