It used to be the case that getting your driver's license and eventually the keys to your first car were major milestones on the path to independence and adulthood; a rite of passage of sorts. While that may still hold true for some, the New York Times reports on a growing number of teenagers who find the thought of owning a smartphone more lustworthy than any particular set of wheels. Similarly, an upcoming Gartner report finds 46 percent of 18- to 24-year olds would be willing to ditch their car altogether to maintain an internet connection — a figure which drops to 15 percent for those born in the baby boom era. It's unquestionably a sign of the times when Android and iOS carry more mindshare than Ford and BMW among the new generation.