2013 Technology of the Year: Cameras
They watch through the windshield, from the side mirrors, and off the trunk lid, reading the road, traffic, and our surroundings to establish a new kind of safety: calling out potential accidents before they happen. Cameras in cars aren't new, but with capabilities increasing and costs decreasing, they have suddenly become much more common and will be even more so in coming years. Their potential to reduce accidents and save lives is why we've named cameras our 2013 Technology of the Year.
What started with a simple rearview camera on the 1956