When the traffic jam gets so bad, and you wish all the vehicles would disappear, do you ever wonder how the world would be like without cars? Of course, some would argue that the environment would improve, but people would also not be able to move around and reach places as quickly as they could in an automobile.
There are now many technologies that try to make cars more environmentally-friendly but at the same time provide comfort to the user. Here are some of the more recent ones that have improved safety and comfort for drivers and passengers.
Lithium Car Batteries
Car batteries are an essential component in all automobiles, but they can be a problem too. The common lead-acid batteries have a short lifespan, but now lithium automobile batteries offer a long-term solution.
Lithium batteries are less hazardous, charge faster and are 80 percent lighter than traditional batteries. Lithium batteries are also more eco-friendly as they do not release lead into the environment.
Temperature-Controlled Car Seats
Temperature-controlled car seats help passengers and drivers stay comfortable whatever the season. The car’s thermostat might not be enough to control your car’s temperature; car seats that warm passengers are often more comfortable on long drives. There are also seat cushions installed with a relaxing massage option. This feature was first made available in 1966 on the Fleetwood luxury car, but now many other car brands are selling these special heated car seats.
Parking Sensors and Rearview Cameras
It is hard to park your car in tight spaces without ruining its precious paintwork. The problem is serious as around 210 people are being killed each year in the U.S. by “backover crashes”.
Car owners can now purchase parking sensors as a standard for all vehicles under 10,000 pounds. Rearview cameras can help drivers see behind their cars. These cameras provide high-resolution images displayed right in front of you that can save your car from an ugly scratch or even a crash.
There are also dashboard cameras many motorists can use to record incidents during a drive that will protect the motorist from insurance and accident fraud.
Traffic Light Apps
There are now mobile apps that help you know where traffic lights are in your area. The app will inform you which traffic lights are changing and help you move to your destination.
One of these apps is the EnLighten App. It was developed for both Android and iOS and provides motorists with the duration and frequency of traffic lights near your area.
Though the app isn’t available everywhere yet, BMW is already trying to integrate it into its app suite. Other major automakers are considering integrating the app into their vehicles to help motorists on the road.
These features can help all drivers and make the roads easier to manage whatever the season and time. They are additional features that make automobiles safer and more comfortable. If you have reservations about owning a car, knwthat the automobile industry is now looking for other ways to make cars still essential in the future. What are the car technologies you want to see soon?