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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Auto Show has rolled into town and high tech is the star at Bartle Hall.

More and more new vehicles on display offer cutting edge technology to make drivers more connected to their cars.

The all-new Chevrolet Trax is one of 30 models General Motors now equips with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Up to eight devices can connect to the internet from the car's cabin, and there's also a standard 110 volt outlet to plug in computers or other electronics.

“Maybe I forgot to lock my vehicle. I can press the button and it's going to lock my car, no matter where it is anywhere in country. I'm locking my car right from my phone,” said Craig Eppling.

Technology also is helping make driving safer with features like radar for crash avoidance, parking assistance and rear crossing traffic alerts.

“For me my favorite thing is the sync because I am always on the phone. I like being able to do it hands free and being able to be safe in my vehicle,” said Shannon Corby.

Technology also helps make vehicles more efficient, including the lighter aluminum-clad F-150 pickup truck, made in Kansas City. Combined with the versatility of the transit commercial vans, continued innovations in vehicles have customers in awe of what they can do.