Since the inception of cars, we’ve come a long way in which we greatly evolved. Cars have lately become much more than a mere mode of transportation. Because people started travelling more and more, specialists and car designers tried to improve modern cars by creating unique technologies that would enhance their properties and features. Much more attention is being paid to safety, passengers comfort, convenience and emission control. From features like rain sensor wipers, automatic dimming or rear view mirrors and automatically turning headlines for a better visibility to display screens, latest car technology is continually improving.
However, that’s not all. There are many interesting and unique features out there that hit the headlines recently. The following are considered the most important car technologies in recent years. - Economy mode: car manufacturers have decided to come up with something similar to the power saving option most appliance possess today. The economy mode is able to help you save more fuel by switching off features like light, radio or air-conditioner, when they are not required. - Navigation system: one of the best features by now, being used in several parts of the world.
Brands like BMW or Toyota have already started to implement this feature to their new models. A modern navigation system is composed of an LCD found on the dashboard that functions as a map. More recent systems also have a voice feature built-in, guiding you step by step and giving you verbal direction on what route to follow in order to get to the destination as fast as you can. The navigation system can be easily connected to your PDA or Smartphone, enhancing the guiding process. - Run-flat tires: engineers thought about creating a better version of today’s tires, a version that would allow drivers to continue their journey, even if one of their tires has been deflated.
This feature could prove extremely useful, especially if you’re late on an important meeting or you have to go to the hospital because one of your kids had an accident. A run-flat tire allows you to go for another 100-150 miles at a maximum speed of 120 mph. - Self-parking: another advanced feature that gives you the peace of mind you won’t need to spend precious time parking. If your car has this feature, all you need to do is to is to get off the vehicle a few seconds before it needs to be parked, and then press a button and the car will be automatically parked. This feature is extremely convenient, especially in those tight parking spaces. - Electrical power supply: this 40-volt electrical system helps you use various electrical devices and is a very practical technology. - Programmable vehicles: probably one of the most beneficial car technologies lately.
With this feature, you can change the mode in which you want to drive your car. For example, you can choose between sporty, urban or luxury drives, just to name a few. This will enhance new features and will change the interior of your car, according to the mode selected.