It wasn’t long ago that drivers were mostly interested in how well the car drove and how comfortable the ride was. There were some decisions to be made about the exterior and interior colors, and maybe about the style of fabric. Today, with the wide selection of tech options available, the decision making process is a little more involved.
It’s easy to get carried away and choose more technical options than necessary. Find what suits your style and you won’t have any regrets.
The main reason for choosing anything in this category is whether or not you and your family will actually use it. Some of these options include TV screens, built-in hard drive systems, and satellite radio. The hard drive wiring is particularly convenient for those who use iPods. There are also specialized systems that synchronize with your music collection so you don’t have to plug in your iPod each time.
If you aren’t quite ready to commit to these upgrades, a bit of shopping around may help you make a decision. Car dealerships tend to be more expensive, and unless you are brand specific, look at what’s on sale at other electronic stores. Some items, such as a satellite radio, are simple to purchase any you usually install it yourself.
The GPS Navigational systems are so much more advanced than the simple ones that were initially designed. Now, the GPS will help you find the perfect restaurant, shopping centers, or any other destination you are looking for.
They also have features that allow you call restaurants hands free and make dinner reservations. Apps are available for the GPS system that will give you traffic alerts, tell you about road construction and even notify you of speed traps.
Some of the top safety systems include: voice activated/voice command, collision avoidance and lane alert. The collision avoidance system can be a life saving technological advance by decreasing the chances of traffic accidents.
This option will automatically slow your car down when it senses there is another object in your path. The lane alert option is another great safety feature that informs you if there is a car in your blind spot.
High profile vehicles also offer a safety option that will stop if it detects something behind you as you back up. This is particularly desirable if you have small children or live in a family friendly neighborhood. Many times a driver cannot see, even when turned around, a small child behind them.
The technology for your car is constantly evolving and it’s hard to know what to include. Before you decide which tech options are right for you do, go online and research what is available, the costs, performance, and how it can improve your driving experience. This will help you make the decisions about the product for your car.