• Nov 27, 2012
Our sister site, AOL Autos, has been working hard all year to collect and narrow down this year's most interesting and innovative automotive technologies into six finalists for its inaugural Technology of the Year Award.

Over 30 technologies were considered across the areas of Connectivity, Active Safety and Telematics. After reviewing them all, the group has been narrowed down to six finalists by a panel of 16 judges, which includes myself and four other Autoblog editors, as well editors from Engadget and Translogic, and even Tony Fadell, the former leader of Apple's iPod team and creator of the Nest learning thermostat.

There is, however, a 17th judge, and that's you. We'd like you to cast your vote for the best new technology of 2012. When the judges reconvene next month to pick a winner, the votes cast by you and other readers will count as the seventeenth judge with the final vote to cast.

Click here to visit the AOL Autos Technology of the Year webpage, read up on the finalists and vote for your favorite.


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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      While I think SOME technology in cars is ok, awarding others who will only add more distraction to drivers or take away common responsibility is a bit...wreckless.
        merlot066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Half of the nominees aren't infotainment systems. MyFord Mobile is an app to help manage your battery/plug-in hybrid vehicle from your phone, Nissan Tire Pressure Alert is the most advanced tire pressure managment system in the industry, and Honda's LaneWatch takes radar-based blind spot monitors a step further by adding an actual camera so you can see your blind spot (or lack thereof).
        XJ Yamaha
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Isn't the point of these new technologies to make operating your vehicle's creature comforts less and less distracting? There is obviously going to be a learning curve, and time will be needed for these techs to continue developing, but putting a stop to their develop now because we're in the stage of early development seems short-sighted and ill-thought. If that was the thought process we held onto to, we'd still be in the stone age.
      ocnblu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not voting on systems that are without true worth. I am dead set against where these are leading... to the autonomous transportation pod, the very death of the automobile. I will say this much: they will have to pry my cold, dead hands off the steering wheel!
        mikeybyte1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ocnblu
        So the Nissan system that beeps when your tires reach the proper air pressure has no true worth?
      Milwaukee, WY
      • 2 Years Ago
      What? No MFT??? Nonsense! /s
      mikeybyte1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the Nissan air pressure system. It is such a great idea. Plus I think it's so easy to use that people would be more willing to check/adjust their pressure more often with such a simple system. Too often I have gone to a gas station to find the air pump does not have a gauge. I keep a manual gauge in my car but it's a real pain to keep checking and adjusting. The Nissan approach seems slick.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      RGT881
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only one I ever experienced is MFT, so my vote would be meaningless.