The new technology in cars is amazing. Everyone knows that every couple of years, the features of cars goes though a radical change. It’s not just that the car isn’t your father’s automobile – it is that it’s not your automobile of five years ago. Sometimes the car upgrades enhance the driving experience. Other times, they ensure your safety. Here is some of the new technology in cars that you can look forward to in 2010.
One of the most ubiquitous new technologies are navigation systems. GPS devices guide drivers with voice and visual directions. The driver just has to enter the destination and he or she will be guided right there.
Fuel economy is a concern with higher gas prices. In fact, many drivers switch off the air conditioning when the weather cools down in the fall. But new car models take care of switching off the A/C and other non-essential systems automatically.
While airbags have been standard for some time, recent models have featured curtain airbags. These safety features reduce the likelihood that passengers in either the front or back seats will sustain head injuries.
Airlines have had “black boxes” for many decades. Now cars are getting them too. These data recorders can show proof of driving speed and other details that can become useful for things like car insurance claims and also provide proof in court cases related to car accidents.
Don’t you hate having to pull over to the side of the road to change a tire? Now some hybrid owners won’t have to thanks to the “run flat” tire feature which allows them to drive up to 50 miles with no air pressure in their tires.
While some of the features listed in this article were inconceivable 10 years ago, we haven’t seen the end of new technologies in cars yet. In fact, cars that park themselves and even drive themselves are on the drawing boards.
Source by Steve Simpkins