Detroit, Meet Silicon Valley

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Ford Motor Company announced Friday that it's opening a Silicon Valley research lab, joining other auto giants who hope to lead the convergence of cars and consumer technology. How will phones and other personal devices and services be integrated into the cars of the future? And do we really need more distractions while driving?

We discuss the newest products and get live reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the Detroit car show, both underway this week.

Guests:

Doug Newcomb, senior technology editor for Edmunds.com, an automotive information website

Wayne Cunningham, senior editor of car tech for CNET

Derek Kuhn, vice president of sales and marketing for QNX Software Systems, which makes platforms for in-car infotainment systems

Thilo Koslowski, automotive analyst for Gartner, a technology research and advisory company

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