2015 CES Coverage – Self Driving Cars

This year’s CES is totally big on autonomous cars and all of the new technology that comes with it. It’s amazing that people are not talking about "if" when it comes to self-driving cars, but asking questions like when it will be available to the average consumer. There are plenty of positives about driverless cars, but there are a ton of negative effects that will occur as well.

Autonomous cars will be able to brake in time to prevent an accident or move out of the way. The only collisions that occur will be caused by people who are still actively driving. Since people don’t have to drive, they also have more time on their hands that they can spend with family together, or even eat breakfast for those who have a longer commute to work. They can catch up on news, text, and do things that would otherwise be against the law. The occupant’s state is also something that benefits excessively from autonomous cars. People who are underage, overage, don’t have a driver license, distracted, or intoxicated will be able to safely get to their destination. There are many accidents and deaths related to drunk driving that would be completely eliminated if those who are intoxicated don’t drive.

However, on the other side of the spectrum, there will be a loss of jobs that are directly related to driving, such as taxis, buses, and ride-sharing services. These people who have been in the industry their entire lives will have their livelihood completely uprooted. The computer chip could be possibly hacked and the autonomous car could be laden with bombs as a terrorist attack as well. If the need arises that a driver has to manually take over the driving duties, there is the issue of lack of experience of someone who does not know how to drive or understand the rules of the road.

Even so, there are plenty of people who are looking forward to autonomous cars and the big name car manufacturers are perfecting the technology so that driverless cars will play a big part of the future. This is just like the 1970s where computers were beginning to take root and now they are a necessity in our daily lives.

Audi has been showcased this year with an A7 driving by itself from San Francisco all the way to Las Vegas!

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2015 CES Coverage – All About Those Lights

The New Year brings us the 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Sin City with tons of new technology. It’s amazing how far technology has come since the debut of the VCR in 1970. Now we have technologically advanced vehicles that utilize lighting, GPS, Android, and iOS to pave our way into the future. Yes, of course we are partial to all things car related so we’re bringing you what’s new in the car world. This year is HUGE for BMW with a friendly (not really) race with Audi to present the first car outfitted with laser headlights.

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SPY SHOT: Future Car Mercedes Benz 2016 W213 E-Class

Testing in the wintertime? Looks like the testing crew has taken the new plug-in hybrid E-Class up to Sweden to see how the car fares in heavy snowstorms. You can see that there’s a charging port in the rear bumper just like the GLE plug-in hybrid. So what else is going to change? The new plug-in hybrid E-Class will be a bit longer than the one out right now, but Mercedes is also going to extend the wheelbase. Get ready for a lighter and rigid 2016 W213 E-Class.

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iJDMTOY 2014 LED Holiday Sale

Commence holiday shopping! When much of the world is enveloped in bright holiday lights and flurries of color, people like to take advantage of all of the deals and steals going on. So what are we doing here at iJDMTOY?

There are tons of holiday sales going on around here, but we’re pleased to introduce free shipping on orders over $75! On top of that, orders over $120 will get an additional 15% off. Holidays don’t necessarily mean that you have to spend a ton of money, so whatever savings on top of savings is a plus.

We’re also doing a mystery savings bonanza where we unveil a special deal like HID Conversion Kits every day for 12 days on some of the most popular items that we’ve handpicked to give you guys a great sale on! Check into our site daily to see what we have in store and maybe it will be a cool set of LED lights that you’ve been eyeballing for a while.

Happy holidays!

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SPY SHOT: Future Car BMW 1 Series Revamp

We all know that the 1 series is the cheapest model in the BMW line, there’s not much that’s going to be done to the car until it’s phased out so don’t expect too many changes to be made. One thing that’s slated to be different is the front end since it’s been widely criticized since day one. The new look is rumored to look like the 2 series coupe since the 2 series is significantly more attractive.

We are extremely interested in the LED facet (obviously) so it’s great to hear that the new prototypes have LED strips in the back. The interior should remain about the same, so it looks like the upgrade will be all about the exterior.

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