As car technology continues to evolve, you no longer have to break the bank to get a vehicle with the high-tech features once found only on luxury models. New cars boast the coolest tech features. You can also see some of these great features on quality used cars that were manufactured in the last few years.
If you are in search of a new car, here are some car tech features you should consider and even look for:
There’s nothing better than having the capability to start your car from your living room on the first winter day. You no longer have to sit in the freezing cold while waiting for everything to heat up. And this feature is easy to integrate into your smartphone, allowing you to start and control your car in just a few clicks.
Whether you need to hook up your phone to receive calls or listen to music, having Bluetooth connectivity in your car just makes life easier. You don’t need any wire, SD card, or any fuss. Just sync your phone before you step on the gas, and you can ensure a safe driving experience even if you need to take calls.
All cars sold in the US after May 1, 2018 are required to be equipped with parking or backup cameras. They make parking and maneuvering around tight spaces safe not only for the driver but also for the other cars around. Some cars have more than one backup camera to make parking even easier.
Radar cruise control
The radar-based adaptive system takes normal cruise control to the next level. This technology adjusts your car’s speed to maintain a safe or set distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you. With this feature, cruising on a congested highway becomes less stressful.
Driving SUVs and trucks comes with a side effect: hard-to-see blindspot. But thanks to blindspot sensors, drivers can have a sense when a car or other object is in the very spot they can’t see while they’re on the wheel. This is a clever tech feature that benefits all drivers, especially those who drive big and long cars.
Heated seats and steering wheel
There’s no better feeling than hopping into a heated seat on a cold day. If you’ve experienced it before, it’s hard to go back. The same goes for heated steering wheels. You no longer have to look for and wear gloves when you drive to work at 5 AM during sub-freezing temperatures. These climate-controlled features make everything more comfortable; you’ll want to have them in every car you drive or ride.
Variable compression turbo engine
Available in Nissan cars, the variable compression turbo engine changes the car’s compression ratio automatically depending on driver inputs. This allows your car to return to a better fuel economy during a relaxed drive to the grocery or office but automatically pick up more power when you’re on a freeway.
Not all new car technologies are great; some even impede the driving experience. But the tech features mentioned above certainly make our lives easier and safer whenever we hit the road.