2014 Infiniti Q50 Tops the List
Science-fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” and at this stage in the game, the tech levels in today’s top vehicles are certainly approaching the supernatural. Just consider the honor roll of the “10 Techiest Cars of 2014,” which was recently published by TechHive.com. It provides a quick snapshot of the current leading edge of automotive technologies, with the 2014 Infiniti Q50 as the tip of ye olde spear.
Infiniti’s new premium sedan debuted both the brand’s revised naming scheme—the Q50, for example, replaces the G line—and what’s more to the point here, the industry’s first drive-by-wire steering system. Although there is a mechanical safety net, the “Direct Adaptive Steering” technology relies solely on electronic inputs from the driving wheel to guide the car; it also can work with the available active lane control and forward collision warning systems to transform the Q50 into what Tech Hive’s Sarah Jacobsson Purewal calls: “one of the closest things you’ll find to an autonomous vehicle.”
Along with the 2014 Infiniti Q50 at the very top of the rankings, the rest of the 10 Techiest Cars of the year included: