"Must-have tech for your next car"
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Must-have tech for your next car
[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Brian Cooley: Look I'm not gonna kid you, many technologies in cars today are just plain silly but let me show you 3 you'll be really glad you have in any new car for years to come, starting with Live Traffic. Traffics not going anywhere in the near future so if you have a navigation system that shows you in real time the traffic incidents that are out there that can be a real time saver and most importantly a stress killer. Next up is Bluetooth, that's the standard for connecting your cell phone to the car stereo wirelessly so you can go hands free. In fact I bet it might pay for itself if it saves you just one ticket for calling with your phone held to your head and finally USB, it allows you to plug in things like the USB thumb drive with music on it, or connect and iPod or any other brand of MP3 player, and the nice thing about USB is that it's so universal in the world of electronics. It future proofs your car to be able to connect to pretty much whatever comes down the road in the years ahead. Now of course your car is still about getting from here to there but if you have these 3 technologies in your vehicle you're gonna feel like you're getting from here to there in a more modern way for years to come. For CBS News I'm Brian Cooley, CNET.com in San Francisco.