In the automotive industry, a lot of things can happen in 10 years. A decade ago, only a couple of vehicles benefited from Bluetooth, navigation, and USB ports. Right now, these are trivial add-ons that most cars already have. Because technology is constantly advancing, the auto industry must keep up with the newest discoveries and find a way to surpass the competition.
Currently, automakers are crafting connective features with the assistance of data connections to help drivers stay entertained and informed without putting their life in danger while on the road. Safety and comfort are key elements that make a car great; however, it’s the technology that makes it truly innovative. The following super-cars have redefined the word “vehicle” with incredibly advanced technology. Let’s see what they have to offer.
The Hyper Hybrid – BMW i8
BMW’s concept car, the i8, stands above the crowd because it is a perfect mix of sports driving and efficiency. It backs a super carbon fiber body, and it’s safe to say that it seems to come from the future. Its design is out of this world! The i8 is a plug-in hybrid with a total output reach of 357 horsepower. Also known as a super-hybrid, this beauty highlights two extremely different personalities – troubled youth and energy-obsessed engineering. In spite of a rather spicy price – $137,700 – it’s BMW we’re talking about, so we’re sure that BMW i8 is the real deal in terms of advanced technology.
High-tech driving – Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
This year’s hybrid cars are cooler and fancier than anything we’ve seen so far in gas cars. Featuring a hybrid drivetrain, Infiniti’s Q50 Hybrid reaches 30 mpg on average. Corner braking and drive-by-wire steering assist with enabling and handling of the lane control feature; and thanks to the new cabin tech interface, there’s plenty of room for apps. This premium sports sedan amazes with fabulous high-tech driving, not to mention that the striking exterior and rather convenient price of $46,000 will appear extremely attractive to the potential buyer.
Self-driving car technology – Mercedes-Benz S550
Sleek ride quality and mammoth cabin space make the newest Mercedes-Benz S550 is a gem worth taking for a test drive. Featuring remarkable LCD dashboards and LED lights, this beauty is one of the most high-tech vehicles of the year. There’s a new steering assist characteristic meant to soothe the driving experience in heavy traffic. Thanks to its luxury and sheer comfort, the S550 packs supreme looks. It has over 17 feet, loads of tech add-ons and an incredibly powerful engine. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Outstanding in-car technologies – Audi R7 Quattro
The latest RS 7 from Audi is a monster car, on the road and on the racetrack. Packed with a V8 engine, all-wheel driving system and adaptive suspension, this beauty is comfortable, sleek and fast. Boasting with 8 speed levels and cylinder deactivation technologies, the RS 7 will exceed all your expectations. Among some other great in-car features, we should definitely mention Nvidia-powered and web-connected systems too.
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Porsche has been preserving the design of the 911 for decades. For nearly 50 years, the famous 911 has gone through several significant changes. In spite of all the modifications, Porsche hasn’t yet changed the look; they have a design philosophy, and it doesn’t seem to go anywhere. The most recent Porsche 911 Carrera GTS comes with all-wheel drive models, 7-speed manual transmission (as well as 7-speed automatic), three body types (convertible, coupe and Targa), and of course, groundbreaking technology. Sport exhaust and air intake systems, a 3.8-liter engine, direct fuel infection, and VarioCam Plus are just some of those incredible in-car advances.
Pioneering technology makes driving a car feel totally new and unbelievable. Some of the advances seem unreal, while others will soon become trivial on newer car models manufactured from now on. Because we love cars that scream performance and luxury, we cannot wait to see what happens with the industry 10-20 years from now on. We may not see flying Porsches any time soon, but we’re eager to see what other pioneering technologies will be developed. We would love a fully-autonomous car that can operate on its own exclusively while on the road!
By John Smith and Ppcgb.com!