A lot of in-car technologies have been demonstrated at CES this year. In a very near future you will get multiple screens, fully voice- and touch- controlled infotainment systems, you will access online services to do search, navigation, social networking and so on… Check out this Engadget post.
I think on of the most interesting part of this is that these new equipments will not be only for higher trends vehicles only. They are coming to more affordable vehicles… which opens a new market: what about having some sort of appstore for your car infotainment system?
This is more than just fantasy. Ford announced MyFord and MyLincoln, and want to build on top of their successful SYNC system (running Microsoft Auto). They are starting to build a new app ecosystem. To learn more about this, read this post. You can also have a look at this video (want to access Pandora service in your car controlling everything by voice?)
By the way, if you don’t know, Microsoft Auto is based on Windows Embedded CE.