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Car tech unpacks at CES 2010 (photos)

In-car electronics vendors--and some big automakers--take the wraps off their booths the day before CES 2010 kicks off.

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Take your tunes to the grave

U.K. company Vibe Auto makes specialized bass enclosures. We're not sure whether this casket bass case can be repurposed once the electronics outlive their owner.
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OnStar/Chevy booth awaits its Volt

We can only assume that this is the stage where the CES Chevy Volt will park.
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Kia Forte Koup

Kia busies itself positioning its new Kia Forte Koup for CES 2010.
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Rallying to the cause

Aftermarket audio parts designer Rally Innovations sets up its wares on a Nissan GT-R.
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Ford Taurus SHO safety demo

In Ford's booth, a bare-bones Taurus SHO is painted to demonstrate its most cutting edge safety features.
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Taurus SHO sans engine

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Car tech booth or wind tunnel?

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Kenwood's Italian job

Sound system manufacturer Kenwood trots out some fancy wheels: the Ferrari F430 (black) and Lamborghini Murcielago (blue).
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Lamborghini Murcielago in the flesh

Caution tape is all that protects this beauty from booth-setup construction mayhem.
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Cadillac Eldorado makes a repeat appearance

This classic Caddy is back for another year at CES representing Flir, which makes pedestrian detection products.
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Cherry picker hangs cables from the ceiling of North Hall

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Empty speaker boxes await their assignments

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Amplifier innards on display

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Chevy Camero headlines for Cerwin-Vega

We expect to see a few of these popular Cameros on the CES show floor.
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Even lunch has wheels

A much-needed taco truck awaits the lunch rush as booth installers take a break.

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