For several years, when drivers thought of high-tech vehicles, only energy efficient, electric cars came to mind.

Now, there's a new wave of tech infiltrating the automobile industry, and saving on emissions isn't the only thing auto engineers are tackling. 

To make sure that your car stays as current as your co-working space, check out these three high-tech vehicles revolutionizing the way we drive.

Tesla Model S

For entrepreneurs who are frequent city drivers, the Tesla's Autopilot feature is a huge time saver.

Although still technically in the beta phase, Autopilot, the Model S  self-driving technology, will eventually be able to perfectly steer within a lane and change lanes--but drivers must of course remain alert and keep their focus on the road.

Its parallel parking feature can also maneuver the car into a space with the touch of a button.

Having a self-parking car (that can even scan for parking spots) not only saves time, but also takes away much of the possibility of small scratches and dents that could make you late to your meeting.

Autopilot operates through the many sensors outfitted throughout the Tesla: there are 12 front, side, and rear long-range, ultrasonic sensors; a forward-facing camera; and a forward radar that detects movements and obstacles up to 16 feet around the car.

Nonetheless, as the technology isn't perfect, experts are warning drivers about the reliability of Autopilot, and the problems self-driving cars like the Tesla may pose for less advanced vehicles.

"In order for technology like Autopilot to be safe, all cars must be outfitted with a simple communication device--perhaps a combination of a camera or GPS at the front of the vehicle--even if they're not self-driving," said Oren Abadi, CEO of Abadi Motors, a luxury car retailer in New Jersey.

"If I was driving next to one of these vehicles and made an abrupt maneuver, how likely is it that the computer systems in these vehicles would avoid a collision?" he said.

Mercedes-Benz E350

If you're staying late at the office night after night, the Mercedes E350 could help with the inevitable drowsiness during your commute home.

With the help of a stereo camera on the front windshield coupled with multi-range radars on the inside and outside of the car, the Mercedes E350 can detect both pedestrian and vehicle traffic in front of the car.

If the sensors detect that the driver is not alert of the oncoming traffic and analyzes a potential collision, the E350 will deploy a series of sounds and visual signals to alert the driver of oncoming traffic.

These automated safety features are great for entrepreneurs who may frequently drive longer distances late at night. The E350's visual and audio signals are not only meant to alert the driver of a potential collision, but can also startle a driver awake if he or she dozes off.

Dodge Charger Hellcat V8

For those looking to stay constantly connected to devices and apps, the Dodge Charger is the car that prioritizes technology over all.

Of course, the car is outfitted with multiple USB ports, but it also boasts an SD card slot and a 12-volt power outlet--which means you can charge your laptop quickly between meetings. 

Most impressive, though, is the Charger's ability to become a WiFi hotspot.

Through UConnect technology, Dodge has built a hotspot into its Charger that allows passengers to access the Internet on long trips, even in the most remote locations. 

This feature is perfect for entrepreneurs who may frequently travel outside of urban centers, or for those who are looking to take short vacations with family, but can't completely disconnect from the office.

Having WiFi built into your vehicle can also be a lifesaver if unreliable hotel Internet service charges a fee, or if it becomes unavailable during your stay.

Makena Owens contributed to this article.

Published on: Jul 28, 2016
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