Category Archives: Technology

New designs and technological advances in everyday luxury goods. Things we find that are cool, that wow us, or are silly or shocking to share with our fans and readers.
From the latest gadgets, technological advances, to the newest carbon fiber brakes for exotic cars, you can read about it here. Technology has a direct impact on exotic cars, luxury hotels, superyachts, air charters and other things that we love. Whenever technology improves one of these areas, you can bet that we will have something exciting to say about it to our readers via our luxury blog.
Technology is constantly improving the luxury items we already love, capturing our interest all over again with each brilliant tweak.

Mercedes-Benz Technology: Gesture Control Feature Raising Questions & Hands

Mercedes-Benz has been dropping hints that it is about to toss more brain muscle toward technology. It is already a worthy adversary to any tech savvy exotic carmaker, but word is that Mercedes-Benz technology is gearing up to do more than just impress…it wants to drop jaws. Slowly over the past few years it seems that Audi and BMW have stolen the limelight in terms of engaging customers with technology. BMW’s bold ‘i’ badging clearly communicates to the world that it is futuristic and intelligent, and that cool blue doesn’t hurt the goal. So what can Mercedes-Benz possibly do to … Continue reading

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Ferrari Steering Upgrades in Future Cars Will Improve Perfect Experience

Ferrari is among the oldest and most prestigious exotic sports car companies on the planet. The Prancing Horse did not get where it is today by simply chilling in its stables, however. They continually gear up for greater acheivements and work to surpass what is possible at that place and time. Now Ferrari is working on providing sharper steering for its supercars. The Ferrari steering upgrades will make an already amazing beast even better. It is not that a Ferrari handles poorly as is, that is not true. The Ferrari car is simply so powerful that it is a challenge … Continue reading

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Florida Man Arrested for Using Cellphone Jammer During Commute

A Florida man is being dubbed a vigilante after taking the annoying and deadly issue of distracted driving into his own hands. Jason Humphreys of Seffner, Florida, used a cellphone jammer in his vehicle for a couple of years before being hit with a very hefty fine. Yikes. Jason Humphreys of Florida became so annoyed by the cellphone yammer, he installed a jammer. It is, of course, not legal to run amok with a cellphone jammer and disrupt the service of all around you. It is legal to talk on cellphones while operating a vehicle in the state of Florida, … Continue reading

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Finally: BMW i8 Plug-in Official Details Released

After many years of concepts and teasing, BMW has officially released the final details for its i8 luxury hybrid car. Eager buyers can now account for actual cost, added options costs and special trim packages. All details aside, it will be an exhilarating first for BMW i8 hybrid buyers! The BMW i8 should perhaps be shown in green? For the money I would personally rather have an Audi R8, but this is great for BMW addicts. The BMW i8 base model will begin at $135,700 plus that pesky standard $950 destination charge. BMW shared in their blog that the first … Continue reading

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Not Parched? Porsche Flat Four Engines Swap Thirst for Thrust

With all of the new hybrids, electric powertrains and more eco-friendly fare lining the stages of auto shows over the past years–it comes as little surprise that Porsche is downsizing in some areas. Word is that Porsche flat four engines may dip as low as 1.6-liters in all their turbocharged glory. That is right, the sixes are going down. What will downsizing mean for Porsche in the power department?  The new Porsche turbocharged flat fours will be emerging to engage over the next few years. There is much speculation, and there should be a handful engine options to choose from. … Continue reading

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Google Self-Driving Car Lacks Seats and Wheel

No, you are not looking at a full-scale model of an automobile from an anime flick. This is a functioning prototype of the latest Google self-driving car. Remember the Google autonomous vehicle that gained legal clearance to operate in certain places? Well, this animated little number is out there testing at furious speeds of 25 miles per hour in parking lots…and it lacks both a steering wheel and pedals. Silly humans, Google does not think you must drive. To attempt to sell this lifestyle to a gearhead, simply Google the word “Never”.  That is correct, there could soon be vehicles on … Continue reading

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Shocking Auto News: A Production Plug-in Rolls-Royce Phantom

The traditionalist company that is Rolls-Royce rarely produces anything utterly shocking (See what I did there?). It is for that very reason that murmurings of a the plug-in Rolls-Royce Phantom concept actually inching toward production are more than a bit intriguing. Will the next generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom offer an alternative powertrain and a modern carbon fiber and aluminum chassis? The Rolls-Royce 102EX concept has been around for a while, and could become a reality soon if rumors are true. There has been an electric Rolls-Royce Phantom concept before, the 102EX just a few years ago. The idea failed … Continue reading

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The Audi R8 LMX Has Laser Beams: Checkmate BMW?

Now the BMW i8 will not be the only exotic sports car with lasers. The Audi R8 LMX is getting laser high beams. This will make the limited edition Audi R8 a smidge cooler than it already was and will be the first production model fitted with laser high beams, according to the brand. Likely due to the production timelines for each company and which model will be officially released first. While it is a bit unclear which company had what laser in production form first, one thing is crystal clear: laser beams on cars is awesome. Should Audi beat … Continue reading

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Will the Lamborghini Urus Be the Raging Bull’s First Turbo?

The Lamborghini Urus could break new ground for the Raging Bull by becoming the first-ever model to offer a turbo option. While previously uninspired by incorporating turbo technology, it seems that Lamborghini is contemplating the perks of utilizing it in the Urus SUV. The end result would be the company’s very first turbo, which is certainly quite exciting! The Lamborghini Urus could pack the very first turbo engine by the badge. Fans of turbocharging know that the technology is a bit of an addiction. For that reason, the turbo Lamborghini Urus could be the gateway drug to a new outlook … Continue reading

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Is the Lamborghini Huracan Backup Camera Worth $6k?

Some buyers may scoff at spending $6k on a backup camera, even in a hypercar. But when dropping close to $500k on the likes of the Lamborghini Huracan, it is not crucial to take measures to ensure that parking is not going to be a problem? Parking is, after all, something drivers must do constantly, and with a car like a Lamborghini where it can be a challenge to see out the back, a backup camera could mean the difference between another awesome drive and an expensive repair. Is the Lamborghini Huracan backup camera just the ticket? The rear view camera … Continue reading

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