Rebooting the dashboard

  @FortuneMagazine February 28, 2013: 10:47 AM ET
CAR18 car dashboard

Carmakers are replacing old-fashioned dials with much cooler gear. Here are eight ways that's happening.

1. Video calling. Cameras mounted in the dashboard allow for placing and receiving videoconference calls, much like Apple FaceTime. In Bentley's implementation, video calls work only when the car is parked. Shifting into gear transfers the call to voice only.

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