There’s no doubt the automotive industry is growing exponentially. As a result, automotive brands are innovating new features that take convenience, safety and entertainment to the next level. In this article, check out some of the latest automotive technologies that are taking the industry by storm.
1. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Gone are the days when Advanced Driver Assistance Systems consisted of anti-lock brakes only. Today, new cars have dozens of features that enhance safety and convenience. The list includes Adaptive Cruise Control, which works the same way as regular cruise control but can adjust speed to keep a safe distance from the car in front.
Other innovations under ADAS include Blind-Spot Alerts, Cross-Traffic Alerts, Forward Collision Warning & Avoidance, Lane-Departure Alerts, Lane-Keep Assist, and Reverse Brake Assist.
2. Wireless Connectivity
Today, the world is going wireless. We use Wi-Fi and many gadgets that depend on wireless connectivity. Car brands nowadays offer lots of wireless connectivity options. For example, you can sync your car with your smartphone via the car’s proprietary and third-party apps.
On the app, you can lock and unlock the doors, check the fuel level, check tyre pressure, or even start the car while you are still enjoying your coffee on a winter morning. There are also advanced apps that can help you find the nearest petrol station, convenience shop, or charging station if you have an EV.
3. Digital Keys and Fobs
Digital keys are also worth mentioning. These little fobs can be synced with your phone such that when you are near the car, they automatically open the doors and when you are getting further away from your vehicle, they lock the doors.
The above are the must-have features if you are going for a new car. Other worthy mentions include smartphone audio streamers, connected car dashboards, automotive boot theatres, and Android auto displays.