Today when you go for buying a new car, dealers present you numerous options with packed features and accessories to choose from them. These all features look very attractive and you are tempted to grab them all but the costs keep getting higher. So buyers are always confused as to which of the features are worth adding in their new car.
Safety features mean preventing collisions and in worst cases minimizing crash impact to the car and its passengers. Other than this there are other features that work on enhancing convenience in the car such as storage features and finally some other features that work to improve the car’s connectivity and entertainment systems. Here we have assembled a list of key features that buyers can consider getting including safety and convenience items.
Automatic emergency braking
This system works to apply brakes on its own when it senses a vehicle in its way to prevent a collision or to reduce the force of an impact that can’t be avoided. Some of the systems that detect pedestrians are most beneficial.
360-degree camera system
Previously the camera system available in the cars was only the rearview camera which was really helpful while parking a car or pulling out of a parking lot. However, now companies have introduced a 360-degree camera system. These cameras are located around the car and give drivers view of the vehicle as if from above and help them check for children and objects around the car particularly when backing up and making easier to park.
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Blindspot alert gives drivers a visual or audible notification that a vehicle is alongside the car in a blind spot. These types of features have proven to reduce injuries and crashes. In fact, the cars which come with these systems are given extra credit.
Without a doubt, today’s carmakers are working more towards the safety of the drivers and occupants while driving. Some companies like Mercedes-Benz have introduced a pre-safe impulse side system for protecting the occupants from a possible side collision.
According to the carmaker, if an imminent side collision is detected, it moves the occupant as far away as possible from the acute danger zone before impact. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz explained, “To increase the size of this zone, the new PRE-SAFE impulse side function moves the occupant in the danger zone away from the door and towards the center of the vehicle just before an imminent side impact.”
Automatic high beams
This is another automatic feature that turns the high beams on when there is no oncoming traffic or vehicles ahead and switches back to low beams as any other car appears to prevent blinding other drivers. This promotes efficient use of high beams keeping the driver and other cars safer.
Home assistance device
It is now possible to connect your car device to the rest of your home. Due to this now you would be able to turn on the lights, unlock your front door and even do more before you get inside the house. There are other electronic home assist technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa which can turn on certain home appliances as well. Alexa can also control some of the features of the car using voice control including locking and unlocking doors and setting the interior of the car to a certain temperature.
The glare is one of the challenges that drivers face on the road. This feature helps to prevent driver distraction from bright lights in the rearview mirror. At night drivers have to deal with the glare on the rearview mirror due to the headlights from the car behind. Thankfully, some new car models now come with auto-dimming rearview mirrors that automatically darken the glass to reduce glare and help to maintain good visibility at night.
A lot of car models now come with this particular feature, the car can sense that the fob is nearby and it can unlock on its own without pressing any button. It is a very handy way to lock or unlock a vehicle without looking for the keys. Some car remote controls also allow opening the car trunk as you walk towards your car.
The car technology moves so fast it is easy to get left behind. Some features like navigation and rear-view camera were uncommon a few years back but are found in most of the vehicles now. You don’t necessarily have to buy a new car to take advantage of the latest tech there are many solutions to modernize your ride.