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Steve Wozniak Predicts Car Tech

The Apple Co-founder discusses the future of automotive technology, data-related privacy concerns in cars and how the Apple model can help.

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Maserati’s $65K, Ferrari-Powered Shot At Germany

Max Girardo, managing director at RM Auctions, talks with Betty Liu about Maserati’s move into the lower-end luxury car market with the Ghibli, priced at $65K. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

The Self-Driving, Ultra-Connected Car Of The Future – Infographic

What will the car of the future look like? Will it drive itself and communicate with other vehicles in order to avoid traffic accidents? Will it be loaded with advanced sensors and have greatly reduced emissions compared to today’s cars?

In the infographic below, the folks from InsuranceQuotes try to imagine the car of tomorrow, taking these and other likely possibilities into account. No matter which technologies are used, the car of the future is likely to be smarter, safer and more efficient. Check out how it compares to today’s cars.

Source: Mashable.com

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Updated: All James Bond Cars – Infographic

Forget Ursula Andress, Halle Berry and Denise Richards. It’s all about Lotus, Aston Martin and BMW. In addition to the most beautiful women, James Bond is always guaranteed to have the sweetest, most technologically advanced cars on the planet.

In the newest 007, Skyfall, our favorite British secret agent drives a 1963 Aston Martin DB5. That bad boy can reach a max speed of 143 miles per hour, but will probably cost you upwards of $100,000 to own yourself. Bond’s also driven Aston Martins in the last three films before Skyfall and in several more before that, going as far back as 1964′s iconic Goldfinger.

The infographic below, which comes to us courtesy of the British website carloan4u.co.uk, gives vital details on all Bond’s cars since the original Dr. No in 1962 and then couples that info with how much money each film raked in at the box office (all numbers adjusted for current inflation rates).

Check it out for the full scoop on all of 007′s awesome cars and let us know which is your favorite in the comments.

Source: Mashable.com, carloan4u.co.uk

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The Cost Of Being Iron Man – Infographic

If you’ve been paying attention to the financial section of today’s superhero news, you will have already noted the high cost of being Batman: $682 million. That’s according to one estimate of the comic book character’s costs by by British online financial marketplace MoneySupermarket.com.

Big whoop, says Tony Stark.

The cost of being Iron Man, from the tip of his gold-titanium exoskeleton to the last drop of fuel in his Audi R8, adds up to more than $1.6 billion, according to one estimate by — you guessed it — MoneySupermarket.com.

We’re a little more confident in this estimate, however. Whereas the Batman study cited only “our research,” this one lists a range of sites with expertise in movie, comics and cars.

Or maybe it’s just that Marvel (another source) likes to exaggerate in its pages more than DC Comics does. Whichever it is, we’re hooked on the format, and can’t wait to see the infographic on the high cost of being Superman.

Source: Mashable.com, moneysupermarket.com

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The Evolution Of The Car: From Model T To Electric – Infographic

Automobiles have transformed dramatically since the first mass-produced Ford Model T car hit the consumer market about 104 years ago. But the evolution still continues, with gas-guzzling vehicles slowly turning into energy-efficient roadsters.

UK-based company Car Loan 4U has released an infographic highlighting the history of the car and it’s transformation into what we see in vehicles today.

The infographic highlights some of the most fuel-efficient cars in production, from the 2012 Chevrolet Volt to the Ford Focus E (76 miles) and the Renault Fluence Z.E. (115).

It also hints at the industry ahead: “In the near future, electric cars will outperform petrol cars in every area. The only thing that stands in the way of electric cars total domination is us. At current adoption rates, by the year 2030, only 7.1% of the car-driving population of the planet will own an electric car.”

Source: Mashable.com, Tesla, carloan4u

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Wheels Of The Future – Meet The Connected Car – Infographic

Futurists, meet your car of tomorrow. We know plenty about how digital technology is reshaping computing, smartphones, personal relationships and business. But what about something most of us depend on every single day — the automobile? Digital tech is also changing how we use and interact with our cars, and in more ways than you probably realize.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, for example, could help automobiles detect one another’s presence and location to avoid accidents. That could be especially useful when it comes to driverless cars — another advance already very much in development. Similar technology could help ensure that cars and their drivers slow down for school zones or stop at red lights.

And the cloud isn’t just for small mobile devices — cars also use it. Cloud computing powers much of the audio streaming capabilities and dashboard app functions that are becoming more commonplace in autos…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Symphony Services

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James Bond And His Cars – The Ultimate James Bond Vehicles Guide

Throughout the James Bond series of films and novels Q Branch has given Bond a wide variety of vehicles with which to battle his enemies. Among the most noteworthy gadgets Bond has been equipped with various vehicles that have numerous modifications to include weapons systems, anti-pursuit systems, alternate transportation modes, and various other functions. The most famous of all is probably the Aston Martin DB5.

The infographic below gives an oversight of the James Bond cars and more. It is pretty much “The Ultimate James Bond Vehicles Guide”. Enjoy.

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Fast Car – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph. However, as Guinness notes, the cars shipped to customers are restricted to 258 mph — to protect the tires, which don’t hold up well at the higher speeds. The Veyron Super Sport has four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers; the 16-cylinder engine has a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the fastest road car in production. The SSC Ultimate Aero held the previous Guinness record of 255.83 mph. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, depending on production details and foreign-exchange rates, will cost between $2.4 to $2.6 million.

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Ultimate James Bond Vehicles – Infographic

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