A Techie's Guide to Next Year's Models
The savviest new cars synch with your smartphone to let you access a compelling combo of practical information (navigation, safety, fuel economy) and all-out entertainment (soundtracks, search engines, social networks). Call them the ultimate mobile hotspots.
Car System: Toyota Entune
Models: 2012 Prius V and Camry
Connection: Uses Bluetooth to stream audio and data wirelessly from all smartphones; free Entune app required.
Features: Run a series of car-based applications—Bing, OpenTable, MovieTickets, iHeartRadio—that are displayed and controlled via dash-mounted touchscreen and voice.