Daily Archives: December 9, 2012

CNET announces nominees for 2012 Tech Car of the Year

As 2012 rolls to a close, we look back at the cars we’ve reviewed over the last year to see which rise to the level of Tech Car of the Year. Numerous feasible electric cars launched this year and two made our nominees list. Audi and BMW continued their slugfest in cabin, driver assistance, and performance tech, and we picked representative sample models from each. Also slipping in is the new Toyota Prius c hatchback, showing off Toyota’s venerable hybrid drivetrain and its latest app integration.

Please let us know which car you think should be the 2012 Tech Car of the Year in our poll, and discuss it in the comments. Our CNET jury will place their votes, and we will announce the winner on December 19.


2013 Audi S5 Audi continues its high-tech juggernaut with the 2013 Audi S5, imbuing this model with the connected in-dash features seen last year on the A6, A7, and A8. Those features work in tandem with already leading edge cabin tech features for navigation, hands-free phone, and digital audio. Beyond infotainment features, Audi incorporates performance components that not only save fuel, but also provide for an engaging driving experience.

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