6 Tech Features Revolutionizing the Car Industry

When you buy a new car, you typically stick to the basics when it comes to choosing features: paint color, upgrades, or the trim. However, automakers are going above and beyond lately with their choices. Below, we’ve gathered some of the most exciting features in the automotive industry. From built-in WiFi to cars that basically drive themselves to battery power, the future is already here.

Take a look at our favorite features for 2019 vehicles:

Honda LaneWatch

While blind spot monitoring isn’t necessarily a new concept, Honda’s LaneWatch takes it a new level. Let’s imagine that you’re driving down a street and you need to shift over to the left lane. In a normal scenario, you’d physically look behind you to check your blind spot. However, with the LaneWatch technology working for you, you can simply look down at your center screen to a camera view that’s attached to the passenger side of the car. Not only does it show you what’s there, it will also give you an estimate of how close they are to you.

Honda Odyssey in-car vacuum

If you have kids, this next feature is a must. The Honda Odyssey minivan isn’t just your typical soccer mom car. It boasts something your neighbor, Susie, would turn green with envy over: an in-car vacuum. With this convenient accessory, you don’t have to lug over your household vacuum cleaner to your car and hope you can angle it just so in order to get those ubiquitous cheerios from the deep recesses of your car’s interior.

The attached vacuum allows you to clean on-the-go – great for road trips where spills and accidents are fairly inevitable.

Mercedes-Benz AIRSCARF

If you own a convertible, you probably enjoy riding around with the top down. After all, that’s what a convertible is literally made for. But when the weather turns cool, riding with the top down becomes a test of personal endurance. Mercedes has finally answered the complaints of cold convertible owners everywhere with AIRSCARF.

AIRSCARF is a built-in heating system that delivers warm air to passengers from the neck area of the headrest. You may still want to avoid having the top down while it’s raining or snowing, but when it’s just a little too cold and you still want to feel the wind in your hair, this is a great feature to have.

If you’re ready to make the dive into being a fancy Mercedes owner, you can look into visiting a Mercedes dealership in Pompano or Tampa – whatever place you call home.

RAM Rambox

RAM has solved a complaint that truck owners often have: a wide-open truck bed makes it risky to store anything of value in the back. That’s now a problem of the past with RAM’s Rambox. Above the wheel well is a large storage space where you can put fishing rods, camping gear, or whatever else you need. Some intrepid truck owners even fill it with ice and use it as a cooler during tailgating events.

Volvo Drowsiness Driver Alert

When you’re on a road trip, it can be hard to convince yourself that it’s time to pull over and call it a day. However, if you’re tired and driving, you’re a danger to yourself and others. That’s why Volvo created a drowsiness detection software. Based on your eye and head movements, it will let you know that it’s time for a cup of joe and potentially help keep you from nodding off while driving.

GM WiFi

General Motors has rolled out WiFi in almost every single car in its lineup. GM owners will have to pay a small monthly fee in order to use it but it’s still a huge benefit. It’s the perfect solution for families who want to stay connected to the internet to ensure that their children stay entertained during long hours on the road.

Takeaways

When it comes to car features, American consumers are expecting more and more. Besides safety, drivers want helpful driving assistance technology, entertainment options, and more. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from! Once you decide what car you want, make sure to research what options are available to you so you get exactly what you need and want.

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