In today’s modern world, technology seems to be making its way into more and more aspects of our lives. This is especially evident in our vehicles, which are quickly becoming very sophisticated computers on wheels. With automakers always looking to outdo one another, a variety of fascinating features are now available on many new cars. If you’re planning on buying a new vehicle in 2018, here are some of the most innovative features you’ll find.
Since it’s dangerous and often illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving, automakers such as Kia have introduced smartphone integration into their vehicles. By connecting your phone to the USB port, you’ll have an eight-inch screen on the dash by which you can make or receive calls. And to make this even safer, it can be activated by voice commands. Hands-free technology like this allows drivers to stay connected while driving safely.
Automatic Speed Reduction
In many new Ford trucks, automatic speed reduction is an added feature. Activated if you are taking a corner too fast or swerving in and out of lanes, it can make driving down the highway much safer for you as well as other drivers in the event of an emergency.
Augmented Vision Goggles
If you’re looking to get rid of your old ride completely with a car for cash seller, you can buy a new Mini-Cooper and try the Augmented Vision goggles that will soon be available with this car. Projecting an augmented reality display while you’re driving, they can show you how far to back up into a parking spot, or display arrows on the road when you need to make a turn. An amazing technological upgrade for not much money, these cars are sure to make a splash.
Imagine coming to an intersection and having your car do the braking for you. If you’re driving a Volvo, that’s a reality. Using sensors, the car looks for vehicles coming toward you, anticipates what they will do, and brakes accordingly. This can be a great safety feature in difficult weather or emergency situations like falling asleep at the wheel or losing control.
Hyundai drivers now have a safe and convenient way to start their car, lock and unlock its doors, and locate the car in a large, crowded parking lot. Using the Blue Link Smartwatch app, it can be downloaded to Android and Apple phones and can help locate and lock cars from a great distance.
Tire Slip Sensors
In many Mazda vehicles, tire slip sensors can make the difference when driving on wet or icy roads. Using a built-in thermostat to read road temperatures, the sensors will automatically engage a vehicle’s all-wheel drive before slipping occurs.
As automakers implement more and more of these and other technologies into their vehicles, there’s no doubt traveling down the highway or around town will be much safer.