I sometimes ponder the prospect of growing income inequality and wonder what it is that rich people will spend it on. These vehicles that apparently sell for $400,000 seem like one very real possibility. Especially if you imagine combining this kind of technology with the computer-piloted car capabilities Google and others are currently working on, then this could well be the future.
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