When you look back at what cars used to be like, it really is amazing to see just how far they have come and how much technology has allowed them to advance and make driving easier and safer than ever before. Continue reading to learn more about how technology, in particular, is making the driving experience a much more pleasurable one for every type of driver.
GPS Makes Getting Places a Breeze
While you used to rely upon maps or printouts with directions from your computer, these days, many vehicles have built-in GPS technology that allows you to get to wherever you are going from wherever you are from. This greatly reduces the odds of getting lost, and it also eliminates the need to stop and ask for directions. Combine a GPS with the safety lessons that you learned when preparing to get your driving licence, and you can rest easy knowing that you will have an easier and safer ride.
Built-In Parking Assistance
Parallel parking is definitely challenging for a lot of drivers, to the point that many do their best to avoid ever having to do it. But whether you are parking in a regular spot on a suburban road, in a tight spot at the shopping centre, or on a busy city street between other vehicles, today’s cars are helping out drivers with built-in parking assistance. Backup cameras and sensors throughout the exterior of the vehicle will help guide the driver, and some cars can even park themselves, so collisions can be avoided.
An Easier Way to Steer
Modern cars feature steering wheels with buttons that can turn on Bluetooth and control your radio, but steering wheels are evolving in another way as well. Traditional vehicles used mechanical connections between the tyres and the steering wheel to give drivers the ability to steer themselves on the road. But manufacturers are now using an electronic system for steering that’s far more responsive. This is because the electronic signal works a lot more quickly than the old mechanical linkages that were used. And, just in case the electronics do end up failing for some reason while you are driving, car manufacturers are still including backup mechanical systems as well.
Heated Windscreen Wipers
Today’s technology is even making it easier for drivers before they get on the road. For example, the wipers on your car can now help out a lot on those freezing winter days when you need to take a few minutes to clean your car of ice and snow before you hit the road. Rather than standing there scraping the ice and snow off your windscreen, heated wipers utilise thermostatically controlled heat elements that start to heat up when the vehicle is turned on and running in the winter.
It will be exciting to see what other advancements come along throughout the automotive industry around the world. For now, take advantage of the many features that have made driving easier than ever for drivers of all ages.