LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology is fueling changes in the automotive industry like never before. Automakers are increasingly challenged to keep pace with today's connected consumers who are tethered to their mobile devices and expecting advanced safety features to be more commonplace. In response, automakers are now partnering with some of the most prominent names in data, mobile and processor technologies to create seamless solutions so consumers can continually access information, without taking their hands off the wheel. Helping keep the industry current on the rapid evolution of the connected car, the LA Auto Show will debut a Press-Days-only showcase of the latest in-vehicle technologies on Nov. 28 and 29, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060612/LAM005LOGO) The LA Auto Show Advanced Technology Showcase, presented by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, focuses on the expanding list of applications and solutions now being designed into vehicles. The Showcase participants are helping transform not only the way consumers think about transportation, but also how these advancements are helping mitigate the issues of distracted driving through hands-free voice commands and vehicle controls as well as autonomous safety measures. Whether it is Intel ® technology enabling seamless access to mobile devices or calculating automated ways for vehicles to avoid traffic jams, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.'s cutting-edge embedded modems powering alerts for roadside emergency services, or even a way to find the cheapest gas based on a driver's location thanks to Scout™ by Telenav, today's solutions are road-tested and ready. In-vehicle entertainment is also part of this evolution, with solutions such as Livio Connect enabling entertainment on a global scale by giving drivers access to apps like TuneIn, or Sprint's unique component integration solutions that make dashboards more like smartphones and tablets. Highlighted below are the companies and technologies involved in the Showcase. Each represents an important part of the solution driving change and a safer, more efficient and connected driving experience.