Car Innovations

5 New Car Technologies We’re Most Excited About

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If you’re about to buy a new car, get excited! The year 2015 has been a blockbuster year as far as new car technology, so you’re in for a treat. The nature of technology is that it will keep growing, changing, developing and improving, so even if you can’t make a new car purchase this year, don’t dismay… we can only imagine what’s in store for the future given these five newly released technology treats!

Adaptive Cruise Control

When cruise control first presented decades ago, the idea of a car driving without a human enforcing the gas blew people’s minds. Over several years, it became more of annoyance as traffic increased. Cruise control shuts off automatically once someone taps the brakes to the car, so unless you’re on a wide open highway, it’s become practically useless… until now. Adaptive cruise control uses a radar system to maintain a pre-set distance between you and the car in front of you. This cruise control has the ability to come to a complete and sudden stop if need be, which is often the case in high traffic situations. What does this mean? It means on your morning commute with congested traffic situations, you can sit back and steer without the hassle of stop and go.

Forward-Collision Mitigation

These days, you have drivers who text, talk, eat and apply make-up while driving, among other things. It’s no wonder that accident numbers have sky rocketed over the years as drivers are more and more distracted. Though we can always encourage drivers to be more attentive, they often simply don’t listen. This is why we’re excited to see a new forward-collision mitigation, which will monitor objects in the road ahead, measure the data against your car’s current speed and distance to the object, and then either sound an alarm or brake for you, depending on the system. Either way, when you’re looking down at your cell phone and then hear an alarm that causes you to stop just in time, accidents will be avoided.

Touchscreen Technology

Given how complex cars are these days, we were pleased to see new technology in the form of a touch screen control center in the dash. Not only are they more pleasing to the eye than a bunch of buttons, bells and whistles, they also produce excellent results graphically in regards to the built in GPS systems.

Parking Assist

This is exactly how it sounds: imagine going to parallel park, and not having to manually turn the wheel yourself. The parking assist technology uses proximity radar to steer, detecting objects all around as it maneuvers so that you can park, accident free, without lifting a finger.

Wi-Fi

We’ve been waiting a while for this one; in an age where nearly every house or public location has wireless internet, we can now experience the ultimate convenience of having it as we barrel down the highway. Why is this amazing? Working, playing, entertaining, researching and navigating are all things we desperately want to be doing right when we want to be doing them. Smart phone technology has gotten us halfway there, but the ability to connect to computers and devices with wireless internet while en route will take us the rest of the way there.

Are you excited yet? These sophisticated technologies are huge improvements in safety and convenience, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come!

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Landry loves baking and all things sweet, including putting too much sugar in her coffee. You'll usually find her with a good book and noise canceling headphones on.