It was on an October day that the first Model T rolled off the production line. The car could reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. These days, automobiles are more like computers than cars.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says that’s because the tech we expect to see in our smartphones and tablets is now working its way into auto systems.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

–What car buyers are looking for now

–When will you be able to use your car as a mobile wallet

–How close are we to fully-automated cars

Written by Jen Rice.

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