Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cars in themselves make your life easier, but new auto technology takes this to a whole new level. Now you can buy gas less often, get around easier, parallel park with the push of a button, and entertain your passengers without much effort. Take a closer look at these four new auto technologies and how they make your life easier.
You Don't Have to Fill Up on Gas as Often
A lot of research has gone into fuel efficient cars like hybrids and electric vehicles. These cars use less gas, which means you don't have to go to the gas station as often. This makes your life easier because you save time and money. Some hybrids get as much as 50 miles per gallon, and this number is expected to increase in the coming years. Plus, electric vehicles don't use any gas at all; you simply plug them in to charge when you're at home. Charging stations are also popping up all over the nation to help you stay charged.
You Don't Have to Use a Map to Get Around
If you're over the age of 25, you probably remember going on a family road trip where someone had to navigate with a paper map. However, those days are gone thanks to car navigation systems. Many new cars have an on-board computer system that comes complete with GPS, radio, and internet capabilities. The GPS gives your turn-by-turn directions to make your life easier. You don't have to fumble with a map as your drive or pull over to ask for directions.
You Can Park Your Car with Ease
There are a lot of drivers that don't like to parallel park because it's easy to make a mistake and hit another car. However, new car technology is eliminating this problem. Car makers like Ford and Mercedes have auto-park buttons that parallel park your car for you. All you have to do is position your car and press a button; the rest is done for you. This makes your life easier because you don't have to worry about driving around to find a parking space that you feel comfortable getting into.
Entertaining Your Passengers Is a Lot Easier
Wi-Fi hot spots are popping up all over the place — grocery stores, restaurants, malls, and gas stations. Now, you can even get one in your car. This makes it easier for you to entertain your passengers because they can connect to the internet with their tablets or laptops and watch movies and TV shows through streaming. Plus, the driver can access information based on their physical location.
Auto technology is going to continue to make your life easier, especially as safety sensors get better. Cars will have SLB load cells, camera technology, and more automatic driving features. What other car technologies are making your life easier? Leave a comment.