Check out Qualcomm's tricked out car of the not-so-distant future

Street view navigation

The cameras can also be utilised when it comes to navigation. You can have the front camera display the road ahead on the dashboard behind the steering wheel, and the clever tech under the hood can then augment turn by turn directions onto your live street view.

Never again will you be questioning just which of the tiny side streets you need to turn down, as this car can literally show you the exact one. It's right there... by Burger King. Nice.

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Clever turn by turn nav on live street view

Gesture control

While you're driving you need to pay attention to the road. Fiddling with the stereo is not advised, but with a new gesture controlled system it may become a lot more safe.

In our demo car a gesture control sensor had been placed in the unit between the two front seats. Place your palm above the sensor and close it to a fist to play/paused music - swiping sideways allows for skipping tracks and adjusting volume.

This means you can keep your eyes on the road and avoids you hitting the wrong button as you try and skip through your guilty pleasures tracks.


Another advantage of having your smartphone and car play nicely together is the option to stream movies, TV shows or games stored on your mobile device to any displays you may have in the vehicle.

The car can pull content from the cloud to stream directly on front or rear mounted monitors, while also providing internet access and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hotspots for occupants.

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Two phones, one car. No problem

As we've already mentioned the Cadillac pulled through music from the pair of Sony Xperia Z Ultra phones it had linked up.

From the screen in the centre console you're able to browse the combined track list from both devices, and you can throw control to one of the handsets - allowing passengers in the back to DJ your road trip. Rock and roll people.

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Music at your car's fingertips

Wireless charging

With a certain reliance on your smartphone you won't want to arrive at your destintation with a flat battery.

Qualcomm is betting on wireless charging making its way into more and more devices, and in the cubby hole at the base of the centre console resides a Qi wireless charging matt.

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Wireless charging makes it easy to stay powered up

You sling your compatible smartphone here and as well as keep it in a safe place, it'll also charge it up on route - no messy wires required.