Tomorrow marks the start of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which often serves as a showcase for the latest and greatest automotive technologies. On the itinerary for this year: a Qualcomm concept Cadillac XTS with a slew of 21st century features, powered by a car-optimized version of the company’s Snapdragon processor.
In this application, the Qualcomm processor runs Android 5.0, which handles every added function from multimedia playback, to cutting-edge safety features. The concept XTS has LTE connectivity, mainly for the purpose of streaming multimedia to its high-resolution infotainment displays. Cameras abound, capable of advanced pedestrian detection and lane detection to avoid collisions with persons and other vehicles, and the car is capable of sensing driver distraction to further enhance vehicle safety.
But most impressive of all, this concept Cadillac XTS has gesture and voice recognition, meaning that the Android-powered Snapdragon processor is capable of registering vocal – and physical – commands from the driver. In the future, the technology could even be integrated with Qualcomm’s AllJoyn system – a sophisticated, open source electronics management protocol, which according to IT World, could allow the driver to interface through the car with home devices like lights and garage doors.
Additional details are unknown for now, but be sure to check out Qualcomm’s video of the teched-up Cadillac XTS concept below.