Charles Payne

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, Can't you see
I wanna be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

-The Beatles

The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas today, and promises to be a spectacle. Products introduced this week will go on to be household names, and make life easier. From an investment point of view, opportunities will be revealed as well.

Looks like most of the gee-whiz stuff will revolve around the car-of-the-future which is looking more and more like a living room with wheels.

It's going to be all about in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) that boosts voice recognition and better connectivity with the driver, the passengers, their devices, the car and the Internet. These whips will hit the streets real soon and should be a hit.

  • Autos with IVI estimated to be shipped by 2015 – 35 million
  • Autos with Internet access by 2017 – 42 million

Charles Payne

Charles V. Payne is a regular contributor to the Fox Business and Fox News Networks. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Principle Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), founded in 1991 which provides subscription analytical services to both individual and institutional investors.