The automobile itself is a technology, and an amazingly advanced one at that. But what automobile is the most advanced of all?
One could certainly make a case for the driverless car. It is the first of a coming generation, as close as we've come to a car of the future as I can remember.
The driverless car is the first automobile to go from horseless carriage to something more like a mechanical horse, where the human operator has a relationship with a semi-autonomous steed. When we're all cruising around on these mass market Herbies, their interconnected systems of lasers, radar, and cameras will all seem commonplace, but that's still years away.