Apps -- the downloadable programs that are changing the way we use smartphones, tablets, and other electronics -- are about to invade our cars. Audi
, Nissan Motor
, and Ford Motor
, among others, are working on technologies that let drivers and passengers use apps to stream music and video, get directions, and even unlock car doors from remote locations, even with a smartphone.
This Businessweek.com slide show highlights 15 apps and technologies that are making their way to an auto showroom near you.