List Rules Vote up the high tech features you really want in a new car
There are two basic types of automotive features. The first are the sort of "must have" things that make the automobile objectively better as a machine, giving it greater safety, practicality, or efficiency. The second are just those little tchotchkes of awesome that all of us wish we had in our cars, but so few actually do.
Future cars may feature every single thing considered crazy high-tech today. It certainly has happened before with fuel injection, airbags, and anti-lock brakes. Now we can hardly imagine cars without these features. Thirty years from now, we'll probably say the same of the self-driving tech that's just beginning to emerge, but will certainly change the face of transportation between now and then.
In the meantime, though, these kinds of technologies include automotive amenities like iPads in the dashboard, integrated beer coolers, and navigation systems that sound suspiciously like Morgan Freeman.
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360 Degree Parking/Safety Cameras Trouble can come from all sides - best to be ready for it.
iPad in the Dashboard
LED Head and Tail Lights
Heated Steering Wheel
Electronic Roll Control
Carbon Fiber Body Tub
Self-Driving Feature That's right. A Demolition Man reference.
Celebrity Navigation System Voices Not technically a dealer option, but a downloadable app from Waze. Current voices include Kevin Hart, Morgan Freeman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger doing his "Terminator" voice.
Auto-Darkening Electronic Window Tint Yep -- it's a real thing now.
Full Digital Dashboard
Integrated WiFi Hotspot
OnurMuzafferSelçuk added Electronic Park Brake
Real Manual Transmission Flappy paddles and slushboxes. Meh.
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Mini-Bar in the Trunk
Integrated Beer Cooler
Climate Controlled Seats
Factory-Equipped Electric Shaver Yours on any 1957 Chevrolet, for 11 bucks and change.
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List Rules: Vote up the high tech features you really want in a new car