Edmunds.com and PCWorld/TechHive ranked the 2013 Audi A8 as the best overall high-tech car.
As vehicles and technology have become closer than ever, and cars are fitted with state-of-the-art features such as Bluetooth connectivity, touchscreen navigation systems or parking assist feature, Edmunds.com and PCWorld/TechHive have thought that it would be a good idea to rank models according to their high-technology options.
The Audi A8 won the award as the best overall high-tech car and the Tesla Model S sedan, with its massive 17-inch display, was named the high-tech all-electric car of 2013. TechHive praised Audi’s on-board WiFi system, which allows the driver to log on eight different devices. The Ford Focus Electric also won a spot as the most engaging high-tech vehicle, thanks to its smartphone app, which features real-time charge updates and changing station locations.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS was named the most controversial high-tech vehicle due to its clean, high-tech interior and the automaker’s decision to hide the controls in a touchscreen display. Although this was a brave and forward-thinking move Edmunds says that “the ATS could certainly benefit from at least a couple of physical knobs and dials.”