Every year brings new and exciting things in the realm of automobile technology, and increased technology always means increased safety. Cars are smarter and safer than ever before in history, and technology shows no signs of slowing.
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, a little light research might help to steer you on the path you should go. Take a moment to read through a brief look at some of the coolest automobile technology of the year, and get a feel for just how far the automobile has come over the years.
Adaptive Cruise Control
If you’re looking to purchase a new car, you’ll want to see adaptive cruise control on the list of features. Adaptive cruise control lets the driver set a desired speed and relax.
When you’re on the highway, your vehicle will slow down for traffic, speed up when it clears, and all you have to do is operate the steering wheel. Adaptive cruise is the cruise control you know on steroids. You’ll feel like you’re barely needed when this feature is enabled.
360 degree camera views
New Federal Regulations require that all vehicles produced now are released with a functional rear camera for backing up, but some cars include 360 degree camera views for drivers.
You can get a clear look all the way around your car without ever turning your head. The complete view grants you optimum safety when maneuvering your car in small spaces.
Automotive night vision
In addition to the high-tech camera views, technology has gifted night vision to automotive cameras. When your car can see at night, you’ll feel like you’ve got the most capable machine on the market at your fingertips.
The technology is driven by infrared detection abilities that can spot a deer or person in your path, even when they are outside of the range of your headlights. Night vision gives the driver more time to react to possible obstructions in their path.
Heads up displays
With heads-up display features, drivers don’t have to look away from the road to check their speed. Most systems also allow you to change up what information is displayed, how it is displayed, and the color in which it is displayed. It’s a great feature for assisting young drivers while they’re learning to maintain speed.
Everyone has driven when they were a bit too tired to be behind the wheel, and now you can buy a car that will tell you when it’s time to rest. If your car is telling you it’s time for a break, you need not question whether you’ve driven far enough.
Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, so rest when your car flashes a little cup of coffee on the display.