Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Which High-Tech Car Features Are Right For You?
Fernelius Toyota of Cheboygan and northern Michigan offers new cars with all of the right high-tech gadgets
The automotive industry has been revolutionized by the development of high-tech car features. You probably won't need every fancy new tool that’s on the market, so it's important to find the features that are right for you. You need to have a car that fits your preferences, but you don't want to spend too much money on upgrades that you don't need or want.
Here are some of the latest and greatest high-tech car features:
Driving Aid Technology
Once upon a time, driving assistance came in the form of cruise control, but modern driving aids offer a wide range of features that promote safety and comfort. Many cars are now equipped with adaptive cruise control, which modifies the speed of your vehicle based on the behavior of the vehicle in front of it. Additionally, some cars are equipped with systems that will avoid a collision by automatically braking your car if the vehicle in front of you comes to a sudden stop. Other safety features include blind spot alerts and lane departure warnings. Paying attention to the road is still important, obviously, but these features can keep you safe.
According to the Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Bluetooth technology is a standard feature on many new cars. Having a Bluetooth-capable device will allow you to stream music through your car's audio system. Additionally, the Message Access Profile feature can help you send and receive messages without having to take your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
If you're like many Americans, you're very attached to your smartphone. Many new cars will allow you to integrate your smartphone apps with the car's central display. As a result, your useful apps are always within reach. In many cases, this will allow you to control an app without taking your eyes off of the road. With app integration, you can use your vehicle's central display to monitor the weather, search for local stores, or listen to your favorite Internet radio station.
Remote Vehicle Management
Remote vehicle management allows you to use your smartphone to remotely control certain features in your car. Locks and climate control are popular features that can be manipulated. Additionally, many systems will help you monitor diagnostic information.
Would you like to explore some of the high-tech features found in new cars? If you’re in the northern Michigan area and interested in learning more about the newest high-tech upgrades for new and used vehicles, stop by our lot at Fernelius Toyota or visit us online.