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#TechTalk - Cool car tech and paying with your palm

New cars have all kinds of tech in them these days, and its the tech that more people are paying attention to when buying a new vehicle.

Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction and human machine interface research at J.D. Power, told Marc Saltzman:

“The race never ends to develop ‘must have’ vehicle technologies. New technology continues to be a primary factor in the vehicle purchase decision. However, it’s critical for automakers to offer features that owners find intuitive and reliable.”

In Marc's article he looks at a handful of new cars and the cool features you might be looking for. The 2021 Toyota Venza (starting at $32,470) has things like pedestrian/cyclist detection, road sign assist, and emergency steering assist.

It can also alert you when you've drifted out of a lane, and it's dynamic cruise control can keep you relaxed on the highway by keeping you a safe distance away from other cars.

You can click here to read more from Marc's article in USA Today. Another thing we discussed with him today is Amazon's plan to let you pay with the palm of your hand at their new stores.

This week they introduced Amazon One, which links your palm print to a card you have on file. All you have to do is place your hand above the sensor and avoid the checkout stand altogether.

It sounds convenient, but also a little creepy? It's a brave new world! Check out today's #TechTalk below!

Follow Marc Saltzman on Twitter @Marc_Saltzman

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