It’s 2020 and the past decade has been a facilitative one for what’s to come in the new decade especially when it comes to car technologies and essential car gadgets. Looking ahead, this guide gives a few details to what’s really essential in your car which you simply can’t live without…
You can’t deny the emergence of key essentials when it comes to technology over the past decade. Cars simply cannot function without some of these new technologies. It’s not just about moving from point A to B anymore, it’s moving from A to B securely, easily and with the least hassle. From keyless entry to pre-installed driver assistance systems, a car has become more of a companion than merely just a transport.
Tech aid from entry to arriving safely
Keyless entry is an electronic device that allows access into a car without a key, literally. Premium car brands call it Smart key because it does more than entering a car. Smart key allows locking and unlocking doors without pressing a button. You just go near the car and it locks or unlocks itself.
Another essential car feature most likely to evolve is Voice Command or Voice Assistant. You’ve heard of Google Assistant and Siri right? Well, now you can talk to your car and it would respond to your every command. These days, most cars have a built-in voice recognition or connect with a smartphone either Android Auto or CarPlay. It does pretty much everything your smartphone could do, by simply telling it what to do…
With in-car voice recognition, navigation works more effectively via the built-in multimedia system, Basically, you just have to speak the location you’re want to go and the system will navigate you there. In fact, some agree that in-car navigation is much more intuitive than a smartphone’s navigation.
In-car audio systems have evolved a great deal over the past decade too. Big names like Bang & Olufsen, Bower & Wilkins (B&W), Harman Kardon and Bose are supplying top-notch systems to certain brands and corresponding models. Bang & Olufsen is tied up with Aston Martin, B & W with Volvo and Bose with Porsche. The onboard Premium audio system with up to a dozen hi-fi speakers practically makes it a home theater on the move. Other than premium systems, most cars in the market today already have a well-built audio system that pairs well with smartphones via Bluetooth, Mirror screen, Android Auto and CarPlay. CD playback is still a viable option for some audio systems.
Driver’s assistance systems and safety features are becoming more and more intuitive from past decade’s developments. These systems could only get better in the new decade. You’ve heard of Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, Attention Assist, reverse camera and more. Soon, these systems would be standard equipment for cars because they are meant to ensure utmost safety and save lives.