Tech up Your Car – Things You Didn’t Know You Needed

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tech up Your Car – Things You Didn’t Know You Needed


The modern car barely bears the resemblance of the first four-wheeled vehicle to ever hit the streets; in fact, apart from the four wheels, the modern vehicles are completely different.

The vehicles of today excel in terms of technology and it’s only a matter of time until the autopilot takes over car commandeering on highways and roads. There are many ways to experience the new car technologies without actually buying a brand-new vehicle.

Driver Aid Systems

Driver aid systems are camera- and radar-based systems made for monitoring the road ahead for potential obstructions and watching lane markers, alerting the driver when and if necessary. Modern vehicles come equipped with this technology, but different versions that you can add onto the majority of cars do exist. These systems are tasked with keeping an unblinking eye on the road ahead, sounding an audible alert via your car’s speakers in case of an imminent collision or pedestrian presence ahead of the vehicle. These pieces of technology can even read the speed signs and let you know if you’re above the speed limit.

Driver Aid Systems


If you are a video game enthusiast, you doubtlessly know what a Head-Up Display is – this technology displays crucial information onto your screen. In case of cars, this screen is actually your windshield and the vital data refers to information such as vehicle speed, navigation data, lane guidance instructions, etc.

The main point of installing a HUD into your car is not having to take your eyes off the road at any point, which is the main cause of the majority of traffic accidents. The modern-day vehicle HUDs can display your smartphone messages, as well as navigation data by highlighting the road that you need to take in order to get from point A to point B.


Rearview Camera

The majority of larger vehicles already come equipped with a rearview camera and by 2018, this technology will be required on all new cars sold in the US. However, a rearview camera can be added to cars that don’t come equipped with this technology. The majority of modern rearview cameras are designed to work with a GPS tracking device, but should also work just as well with any kind of multimedia receiver with a dedicated A/V input for a rear camera.

Parking Sensors

Although the benefits of a rearview camera are in no way limited to parking (they are extremely beneficial in terms of safety, when it comes to blind angles), parking sensors are still a viable option. Frustration isn’t the only downside of tight parking spots – this can also lead to scratched doors and even fender benders. Parking sensors are based on sound waves, which help these devices detect surrounding objects. These sensors are easy for installation and extremely affordable.

Parking Sensor
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Seat Heaters

Moving on from safety to comfort, the modern car is borderlining a spa in comparison to the technology of no more than a couple of decades ago. This technology has been around for quite some time now, but now you don’t even have to miss out even if your car didn’t come with upgraded seats. Seat covers with a variety of heating settings can easily be found in car accessory shops and online, in general. This will make car ride much more enjoyable, especially for individuals who spend a lot of time on the road.

The mentioned car tech upgrades are generally affordable and play a key role in terms of both driving safety, as well as comfort. These innovations are in no way obligatory, but will make your life on the road much easier and safer.

By  Isla Wright Embed


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