AutoComplete: Your daily recap of what's happeningLG and VW are partnering up to make houses and cars smarter. Plus, robotic gloves and a quick rundown of the best cars and SUVs in the world.
Welcome to Road Show's autocomplete. You're now daily rundown of what's happening. I am Tim Stevens, today is July sixth, and here what's making news. Volkswagen and LG are teaming up to better integrate next generation technology between the car and your house. The two companies plan to create a connected car platform that allows you to control smart home features from the road. Forget to lock the house, have the car do it. Wanna have the lights on when you get home. You get the idea. The goal is to roll this platform out within the next two years. General Motors has licensed it's ROBOGLOVE technology to a Swedish biotech firm for manufacturing. Using a system modeled after the human body ROBOGLOVE is capable of maintaining a strong grip, reducing worker fatigue and potentially Benefiting other industries including physical therapy. The robot uprising is commencing, but for now they're here to help. 43 cars are up for consideration for this year's North American car and truck of the year award, which recently expanded to include a separate SUV category. These vehicles all of which are new or substantially revised for this year, run the gamut from inexpensive to expensive. The list includes the Bentley Bentayga, Buick Cascada, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Prius Prime, and the Rolls Royce Dawn. What happens when you take an excellent hot hash and make it even hotter? You get Ford's Fiesta S200, which features more power, more torque, and better handling than the standard model. While those upgrades to Rav4 are priced, Carfection thinks it's fantastic fun. That video and plenty more are at theroadshow.com, we'll talk to you tomorrow.