The LA Auto Show is less than two weeks away, which means every automaker that will be in attendance is putting the finishing touches on what their executives will say during their respective press conferences. It goes the same for each automaker: An exec will talk about sales numbers, maybe brag about some newly bestowed industry award, and then a new concept or production model will be rolled out. There is one company, however, that will likely do none of that.

If you look over the official list of press conferences for the LA Auto Show, you'll discover that Nintendo has a spot near the end of the second day. Now, companies not endemic to the auto industry have hopped up on soap boxes during auto shows before, but none from any industry we hold so dear to our hearts as video games.

What could Nintendo possibly have to say or show? We don't know. There's speculation that Nintendo could be getting into the business of automotive infotainment, but we've seen no evidence to support this hypothesis. Since Nintendo hasn't leased any space at the show, MotoworldHype guesses that it might announce some kind of partnership with an OEM. Whatever it is, Nintendo is remaining tight-lipped, saying only, "We'll have more info coming soon, but nothing more to announce at this time."


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      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      playing video games while driving? JUST STOP WITH ALL OF THIS BLASTED TECHNOLOGY !!!!!!!!!! We want simple, Spartan cars, not game centers on wheels.
        Gnacho
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Lol, this coming from a Land Rover guy?
        RWD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        I agree 100%. I like technology that squeezes more power out of less fuel, or creates materials that are stronger and lighter... That's about it. I love a simple interior so I can focus completely on the drive. New cars are incredibly distracting, now it's hard to find a car now without a big, bright, graphic-laden screen in it. I'm not a fan personally. But that's me. And apparently you. The vast majority of buyers are captivated by having this kind of stuff FINALLY make it into cars! This is probably because most people don't really enjoy driving, and want to be entertained between A and B.
      Nathan Loiselle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe their releasing a "steer with your wiimote" system?
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are degeloping an immersive in car infotainment system that projects images onto the windows to make the driver and passengers believe they are playing a giant game of Mariokart. Beware of motorists inexplicably dropping banana peels and pet turtle shells onto the road, or magic mushrooms that make you vroom.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      tifosiotaku
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yay, Mario Kart, a game that punishes the player for doing well. /sarcasm
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      Ryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nintendo is losing money. They need publicity.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      F-Zero?
      Nate Rose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Because Veloster (in car gaming).
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