Top Ten Tech-Heavy Car DashboardsS

Car dashboards are beginning to mimic the latest in consumer electronics as automakers try to suck in the iPod-generation as new car buyers. Here's the ten most high-tech dashboards on production cars you can buy this year or next.

We're not just talking about touch-screen NAV systems. The latest generation of vehicles feature everything from night vision systems, 12-inch high-res LCD screens, inverted track-ball controls, 3D fuel consumption graphs, full iPod head integration and more. Click "next" to see what automakers have to offer.

Top Ten Tech-Heavy Car DashboardsS

10.) 2010 Acura ZDX

Features

  • Three-level infodeck
  • Sirius Real-Time TravelLink w/ Weather Alerts
  • Surround-Sound ELS System
  • Voice/Knob-based MMI
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    9.) 2010 Audi R8

    Features

    • Sports car design with integrated tech
    • Next generation Audi MMI
    • Topographical Nav
    • Voice/Knob MMI
    • Phone mics integrated into the seatbelts
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      8.) 2009 BMW 7-Series

      Features

      • 10.2-inch Black Panel LCD Screen
      • Night Vision with HUD
      • iDrive Knob-based Control
      • World's First Side-View Camera
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        7.) 2010 Mercedes S-Class

        Features

        • Drowsiness detection
        • Next Generation COMAND interface
        • Capability for split-view screen displaying different images to driver and passengers
        • Oversized display integrated into cluster
        • Linguatronic voice control
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          6.) 2010 Nissan GT-R

          Features

          • Uniform Multi-Function Display
          • Vehicle Performance Display Center designed by Polyphony Digital/li>
          • Full vehicle data integrated into the gauge cluster
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            5.) 2010 Honda Insight

            Features

            • Two-tier instrument panel
            • Large 3D Meters
            • Environmental IMA display shows lifetime and current fuel consumption
            • Battery-charging display
            • XM/Sat/Nav
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              4.) 2010 Lexus HS

              Features

              • World's first Inverted-track ball mouse control
              • High-angle info screen
              • XM Weather/Travel Control
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                3.) 2010 Range Rover

                Features

                • 12-inch high-def LCD screen, biggest in a car ever
                • GPS/Nav Infotainment system in center console with surround-cameras
                • No Moving Parts
                • Surround Sound System
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                  2.) 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

                  Features

                  • Full LCD Panel with customizable readout
                  • SmartGauge eco meter grows leaves as driving becomes greener
                  • Real-time traffic with Sirius TravelLink
                  • Ford's SYNC system with voice-controlled Infotainment
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                    1.) 2011 Chevy Volt

                    Features

                    • iPod Style Design
                    • Dual LCD Control Screens
                    • Charging Menu Controls