Automakers' focus on vehicle safety has changed from crashworthiness (i.e. being able to survive crashes) to crash avoidance (i.e. being able to stay away from accidents). To that end, new technology is being offered on new models that include, proximity sensors on front and rear bumpers, and backup cameras that give a driver a view of what is directly behind the vehicle.
The phrase "there's an app for that" has not only become a key marketing slogan for smartphones, it has created an entirely new way to share information. Consumers can check the status of flights, purchase movie tickets and even find the cheapest gas using smartphone applications.