Here is an essential set of CNET videos to introduce you to what's happening in the connected car space. It's taking place on many fronts, so this is just a snapshot and can't possibly be complete so stay on top of all the latest in connected cars at Cars.CNET.com.
will debut in 2012 with a lot of cues from the smartphone home screen and computer desktop.
BMW Connected Drive is one example of a platform that uses integrated Google, Facebook, and Twitter services.
Audi's new A7 shows off their latest connectivity, including built-in 3G internet, no smartphone required.
Pioneer App Radio is a big initial step at a new breed of head units that rely on your phone for core functions.
Nokia-backed MirrorLink is part of a trend to faithfully portray your phones experience on the dash, but with context and safety.