Syndicated columnist Warren Brown showcases vehicle automation, driver connectivity in Auto Show brochure
The official technology brochure for the 2017 Washington Auto Show, entitled Driving the Future, is written by Washington Post syndicated columnist Warren Brown. Back by popular demand, the showês annual New Vehicle Technology Guide provides show visitors with insights into the Showês hottest models and most advanced automotive technology innovations.
This yearês Auto Show brochure, available to Show attendees in print and electronic formats, will focus on the convergence of automotive technology with changing societal attitudes toward automobiles. The brochure covers increased driver interconnectivity and technological advances in driver safety and virtually self-driving vehicles. It will be available to visitors at numerous locations throughout the Show, as well as on the Washington Auto Show website in the Main Lobby and other locations in the W.E. WCC.
The social role of the automobile is changing, Brown says. Car ownership is no longer seen as a rite of passage into adulthood or the primary method of exploration and discovery. This yearês automotive technologies highlight these societal shifts, focusing on technologies designed to keep consumers connected while also keeping them safe through increasing vehicle autonomy and self-driving systems.
The guide will include images of the selected cars, details about new technologies and informational graphics and mockups of the new systems and their functions. Some highlighted technologies are lane monitoring, adaptive headlights, heads-up displays, park assist, back-up cameras, electronic stability, forward collision warning, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), radar systems, cross traffic warnings, mobile connectivity systems and in-car internet.
As society changes, the automotive and transportation industries must change with it, Brown says. This tier one auto show is the perfect forum to highlight the industryês commitment to and successful innovations in consumer safety and driver connectivity. The goal is to keep drivers in touch with the things that are important to them without creating driver distractions or unsafe driving conditions.Download Bulletin PDF