Top 10 Innovations That Will Definitely Make Your Car Smarter
You don’t have to wait for the release of self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. All you have to do is to add some 21st-century intelligence to your car using a few smart gadgets and apps. Here are some of them.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
Most of the consumers in the US, Europe, and China are already ready to pay a premium price to make their car offers full connectivity with their smartphone. In this way, they can utilize their device’s features safely while driving.
Connected Mobile Apps
A lot of premium car companies are delivering a smartphone companion app, which permits owners remotely lock, unlock and start their car. Owners can also regulate climate control or trace the vehicle in a jam-packed parking lot. These features are quickly trickling down to mainstream motors.
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Autonomous Emergency Breaking is a technology which monitors the car’s surroundings and hits the brakes automatically to circumvent a collision. This is whether with a pedestrian, cyclist or another vehicle. It saves lives and cutting insurance premiums.
A 360° camera
This is a feature initiated by Japanese car makers. The camera array gives drivers a virtual birds-eye view of everything that surrounds the car and shows it on the screen in the center console. It’s fast becoming a choice on even entry-level models of cars.
Drivers and passengers indeed want to be capable of charging their phones and tablets on the go. They don’t want to carry around a 12-volt adapter and a host of cables to do it so the USB ports were invented. For example, the new Ford Excursion delivers seating for eight and USB ports for every single row of passengers as an average.
Teen Driver Technology
A vast range of vehicles, from the Ford Fiesta and Volvo XC90 to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, deliver a system wherein its owners can program the keys. When the car is borrowed, the engine power and speed limit are capped, the distance traveled can be examined and the sound system’s volume is locked down. Apart from that, Chevrolet’s system also supplements these lock-down features with a report card telling concerned parents if the car had to brake abruptly.
Rear cross-traffic alert
The rear cross-traffic alert is a technology that utilizes sensors to keep an eye on things like cars passing behind, shopping carts rolling across car parks and people walking in arrears of the car. This makes reversing out of a space simple and not dangerous.
Adaptive Cruise Control
The US drivers in specific spend an excessive amount of time driving, predominantly in congested highway driving conditions. Adaptive cruise control can mechanically preserve a safe speed behind the car in front, slowing down or speeding up as slits narrow and widen.
Lane Departure Warning
Over extensive drives, it can be easy to let the mind; and as a consequence, the car drifts. Lane departure warning systems warn the driver when he or she is drifting across the line. Also, some systems such as in the latest Mercedes and Volvo models can apply a differing lock to the steering wheel to mechanically uphold lane discipline.
These may seem like little more than a flamboyant, unnecessary option, but particularly the LED lights are brighter, speedier to respond and it never needs changing. Apart from that, in recent IIHS car crash and security testing, many cars have come under condemnation for the poor quality of their headlights for seeing and evading crashes during night time.
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