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It's only the beginning of January, but its not too early to declare 2014 a big year for automotive innovation.
The first of the advances are being rolled out for public viewing at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and will include technologies that seem like they're straight out of a Jetson's episode, including built-in software that recognizes a car owner's voice and responds to his or her commands.
And next week, car aficionados can head to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where manufacturers are rolling out a variety of new and innovative vehicles, including Ford's all-aluminum pick-up truck.
This segment aired on January 6, 2014.