Does your car park itself yet?  How about syncing with your smartphone to offer realtime traffic updates?  If not, your next one probably will, as more and more cars are being integrated with more and more software and technology.  As a result, automakers are hiring thousands of software, computer, and other engineers and IT specialists, and they're competing with the Apples, Googles, and other high-tech companies of the world for top talent.  If you're searching for jobs in those areas, consider looking East across Lake Michigan. An article by Reuters provides more in-depth information.