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You switch on the car, you almost jump out of your skin. You look around you, like Alice in wonderland. The fuel gauge … well, that one you know. And the seat belt warning, and then Alice speaks … is that her name, or rather, the name of the nameless voice that tells you to please buckle up before the flight … eh… the car takes off? As if you don’t know. You think with irritation, as you angrily swat the fly that has somehow survived the frying heat in the locked up car the entire day. And then you wonder … what are all these little, glowy knickknacks that make my car look like a plane cockpit? You pull some mucus in, sigh, hate and love the car at the same time, and then you drive away. You know that you cannot do without auto technology.
Welcome to modern auto technology! Is it more of a boon or a bane? If technology keeps you going at home, school and at work, why not in the car too?
By 2015 there were auto technologies that took top positions for being super good. For instance, the in-car connectivity captured the hearts of many motorists. This technology allows you to connect your smartphone, tablet or even iPad to your car. You can listen to whatever you love, you know, the songs stored in your smartphone memory. What a feature!
The flexible cruise control is yet another technology that makes driving cars more than fun. This feature is most;y very useful in the automatic cars because depressing and releasing the clutch in manual transmission cars will disengage the cruise control. It enhances your safety by keeping a preset distance between you and the next car. You do not have to keep on applying the brakes, which could be tiring and wears the brakes out fast.
Then there came the touchscreen technology. The touchscreen control enables to you manage so many other functions in your car for instance, climate and car settings. Who does not love the easy touchy-touchy feeling? It makes men feel more in control, because men love touchy-touchy things.
The parking assist for dummies … why for dummies? Well, how many years have people reversed and reverse-parked without some spy lens monitoring the blind spots for them? This feature is installed to ensure you do not hit things when parking your car. Alongside this comes the lane assist which ensures you are on the right lane. This feature is very good for large cars. You will be thankful you have it when you miss nipping that other car when reverse parking.
The automatic start and stop just made car driving easy. You can control your car even without being inside it. All you need to do is press a button, and there you go! Vroom, like James Bond.