You're steering your car around an unfamiliar city, close to lunchtime, and you're not exactly sure where to eat, let alone where you can park. But your in-car infotainment system springs into action, serving up not only the location of a nearby parking lot but also coupons and offers for restaurants just steps away from where you've left your car.
Stories by Lynn Walford
Not many people would confuse the sporty Nissan Versa Note with a commercial cement truck, but the two vehicles could have something in common one day: Special nano-coating that prevents water, dirt, fine oils, and even wet concrete from sticking to the car's surface. This new self-cleaning superhydrophobic technology may not entirely eliminate trips to the car wash, but it could mean that you'll go a year between visits.