What is it? Smart cars are the talk of the tech world amid rumours of Apple’s involvement (see MF287). But rather than shell out on an expensive vehicle kitted out with smart features, you could simply buy an Exploride, which promises high tech for a low price. When’s it due? Hitting the roads January 2016. Why are we excited? It’s a head-up display that lets you have smart features in a not-so-smart car. You can view maps, access music, take iPhone calls and more using gestures or voice commands, making it much safer than blindly fumbling for the car radio dial.