BMW i8 Key

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The BMW i8 is one of the most talked about sports cars due to its very fast 0-60 time and the amazing 94 MPG figure. But not only is the car futuristic looking, so is its key.

The new key that comes with the BMW i8 may just be a game changer. LCDs are basically everywhere but they’re yet to be implemented into a car key. But it’s understandable why – it kills battery. However the tech is now available due to things like Bluetooth Low Energy.
The high resolution LCD can show how much charge is left in the car, what the current capable range is, when it was fully charged and if it is locked or not.
Thankfully the whole thing isn’t made up of a display, it still has some tactile buttons. The most useful buttons of course being the lock/unlock and boot.
It will be amazing to see how car manufacturers adopt this sort of tech into their own keys in the future.
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SOURCE: Ultralinx

All I want for Christmas…..

The self-proclaimed auto industry-obsessed Autoblog has surfaced another ridiculous spectacle in the world of luxury sports cars. It’s distinguished from standard Aston Martin V12 Vantage sport coupes by its sinister black metallic finish, which apparently looks different depending on the viewing angle and requires over 50 man hours to apply. The inside naturally also received the black widow touch via a carbon-fiber and Kevlar interior outfit

Not surprisingly, no pricing has been released on how much this limited edition beauty will set you back. Just be prepared to bring your wallet, because this level of badassery certainly won’t come cheap

http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2009/12/18/aston-martin-limited-edition-carbon-black-vantage/