(Photo: Messe Berlin)

The annual IFA consumer electronics and home appliance trade show will take place in Berlin Sept 4 through 9.

The show, which attracts trade visitors from more than 100 countries, provides an overview of new products and trends in all segments of the consumer electronics industry.

Several automakers have in recent years shown new infotainment technologies that are derivatives of products and systems from the home entertainment industry. In 2013, Ford showcased its growing partner ecosystem for in-car apps.

At this year's IFA, wearables, smart-home technologies and expanding connectivity are expected to be prominent.

More information on IFA is at http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com