Car manufacturers are having a difficult time catching up with new technological advances in consumer electronics. While most vehicles today will tout at least some ability to interact with mobile devices, the interactions between the car and the devices don’t always work as they’re supposed to. Consumer watchdogs point the finger at the fact that cars and devices don’t “speak the same language” and that carmakers develop interactive technology in cars at a far slower pace than electronics companies. It has become so bad that problems with car electronics have now outpaced mechanical issues as the leading reason why drivers bring their vehicles for service. The industry must develop standards that can nevertheless stay in step with technological developments, which may require some concessions from carmakers that would prefer to maintain their proprietary systems, according to analysts. The LA Auto Show, which starts on November 22, will dedicate a full day solely on technology.