The Best Technology for Your Car

New cars these days have so many features it can be hard to choose which ones to opt for and which ones to skip. Technology for cars have come such a long way, but is it possible for a car to be too high-tech? Don’t get caught up in the hype for what’s new and flashy when buying a car or making modifications. Stick to features and upgrades that make your car safer and more accessible while driving.

Touchscreen Navigation Display

There are so many cars that come with touchscreen features that this one may be a given. However, it has to make the list because it allows you to have so many controls at your fingertips without having a million knobs and switches on your dashboard. Whether you are trying to change the music, adjust your heat or scan a text message you can usually use the touchscreen dashboard to do it all. Many of these systems have Bluetooth capabilities so you can pair your phone and access some its features as well. If you aren’t sure whether you are ready to make this upgrade, visit your nearest Sixt and try it out on a rental car first.

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Back Up Camera

A back up camera is essential for any car these days. Without it, I most likely would have backed into a few cars at the very least. The functions and accuracy of these cameras are constantly improving and can even be high-tech enough to automatically break when you are getting too close to something behind you. The newest cameras have crystal clear pictures and give a better view of how close things actually are. Whether you are backing out of a parking space, or your garage these cameras can be a life saver.

Smartphone Remote Starter System

If you live in a part of the country where winter means below freezing temperatures and snow covered cars, a remote starter can be your best friend. With a remote starter, you won’t ever have to shiver in your car again while you wait for it to warm up and defrost. If you want an even better tech upgrade, get a smartphone remote start system. These apps go beyond a simple car starter with the many features they offer. You can keep tabs on your parking meter or use the GPS to track the location of your car if it is stolen. If you have a teenager at home these apps can also be set to monitor speed and set to prevent a car from driving in certain zones programmed by you.

Head-Up Display (HUD)

This one is probably the most futuristic tech upgrade on this list but it could be a game changer in car safety and accessibility. The Head-Up Display (HUD) system allows you to plug your smartphone into a projector that sends the information to an image projected on your windshield. Features usually include GPS, Bluetooth, voice recognition, hand gesture control and app notifications. Not only will you feel like you are in a video game but you will be able to keep your eyes on the road where they belong.