This year’s Consumer Electronics Show opens Monday in Las Vegas.

Among the trends to watch: Connected cars.

Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru are among the top automakers making appearances at this year’s show.

“Cars are becoming rolling computers,”said Tom Coughlin, a consumer electronics consultant and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It’s not simply that cars are becoming more technologically advanced, with richer sensors and better data, he said, but they’re also working more closely with existing gadgets that consumers are already carrying. “Cars are a mobile application platform; let’s start configuring them in the way I want them to be.”

Read about four more trends to watch at this year's electronics show, Monday in the Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet.