When it comes to current technology that works along with your method of transportation on the road, there are tons of options now. One of the primary considerations is obviously going to be cost, but beyond that, there are a bunch of different options that you can look into as well so far as accessories go.
In general, you can break road technology down and go for the inexpensive route, the cutting edge route, the middle of the road, the path where safety gadgets are the name of the game, and then also make sure that you have a good feel for the hands-free options that are becoming more prevalent for drivers.
The Inexpensive Route
The inexpensive route, so far as navigation technology goes in the transportation realm, is going to be that you buy cheap used cars during the course of your life, and then just use free GPS apps that come with your cell phone. Stripped down to the most basic necessities, it doesn’t matter if you have an inexpensive car as long as you have a consistent turn by turn navigation system – no bells or whistles attached.
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The Cutting Edge Route
Now if you have cash and want to ride the cutting edge of automotive technology, then you want to look into self-driving cars. These aren’t mainstream yet, and in fact aren’t quite available to the general public. But once they are, it will take out so much stress with respect to driving that you’ll wonder how anyone ever survived without it! Early reports will tell you people are amazed at how much anxiety is released by having this type of technology at their fingertips.
The Middle of the Road
In between those extremes, you can find newer cars that have great new technology built into them. This can mean everything between automatic parking capability, to wi-fi hotspots, to heated seats, to automated fuel efficiency computer constantly adapting to your environment, and on and on. In this range, this future is definitely already here!
As far as safety gadgets for your car go, there are a number of them that definitely help you get where you’re trying to go. Backup cameras have saved many an accident, and along with sensors (on all sides of the car), you can be assured that driving is much safer than it used to be.
There were a lot of issues for a while with drivers using their hands to do things like fiddle with knobs on their stereo or mess around with their cell phones. New automotive technology, however, allows for a lot more hands-free operations. Voice commands and recognition are a huge part of this, and make for much safer drives.