Whether you are buying your first car or looking to upgrade after a series of older cars, many people are hesitant about buying new cars. They do, after all, cost quite a bit of money, so you should be cautious about not making an impulse purchase. However, new cars have so many benefits over older cars, from their fuel efficiency to all the incredible new safety features. That all sounds good, but what most people get excited about in new cars are the many new features that have become popularised in the last few years.
These additions have changed driving forever and will make every journey so much easier for you.
Rear cameras or reversing cameras are virtually standard in all new cars because of how well they work. If you have never tried reverse parking with a rear camera, then you need to do it at least once in your life. The only problem is once you try it, you will never want to go back! Rear cameras can also have motion detection and warning alerts so that you never accidentally run over the family cat or a curious toddler. Considering how tight many peoples driveways and garages are, getting a car with a rear camera makes life so much easier and is an absolute must.
The internet is becoming more and more of a presence in everyone's life, so the transition into cars was only a matter of time. Many cars allow you to either pair your smart device to the interface or actually have internet connection on their own. This lets you do so many things that were much harder in the past:
- Maps: remember when it seemed like a GPS was a necessary attachment that could cost several hundred dollars? Now online mapping services can do this all for you for free.
- Music: you will never lose another aux cable when you can connect directly to your car through Bluetooth.
- Virtual assistants: many cars now let you Google things you want to know by simply talking out loud. Can't find that restaurant? Just ask while driving and get directions instantly.
One safety feature that can really help drivers who struggle with quick reactions is the implementation of collision detection. This is a device that monitors the space around your car, particularly in front, and warns you when something is entering this space. Perhaps you take your eyes off the road for a second to change songs or look in the backseat, and a child walks out into the street. A collision detection device would warn you and make you stop much quicker.
For those that want the safest possible drive, new cars are definitely the way to go as technology is harnessed to make the drive safer for everyone around you and you yourself.