By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Auto Show which continues through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center has become as much a place to see new technology as is it to find your next ride.

A feature in Chrysler’s new Pacifica minivan is designed for kids but with mom and dad in mind.

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“The Uconnect Theater system, which is our rear seat entertainment system. It has two 8.4″ touchscreens.”

Each stream can separate video and allow for playing games and music.

“Most importantly, the parents can control them from the front touchscreen. So if the kids are loud or misbehaving, or even if they’re being good and you just need to tell them you’re going to stop at a rest stop soon, you can mute it or turn off their screens,” said Chrysler’s Angela Bianchi.

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An ‘Are We There Yet’ app connects to the Pacifica’s navigation system.

“It’ll tell kids how much longer til the next destination, how long you’ve been in the car, and it’ll keep them from asking their parents 20 times.”

Throw Cadillac’s new XT5 crossover in reverse, and the rear view mirror becomes a wide-angle video display to prevent blind spots while backing up.

You don’t even have to be sitting in BMW’s 7-series to park it: the touchscreen keyfob lets you do that while standing nearby.

 

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