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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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Brake Regeneration is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Brake Regeneration

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360 Degree Parking/Safety Came... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
360 Degree Parking/Safety Cameras Trouble can come from all sides - best to be ready for it. 

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Electric Drivetrain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Electric Drivetrain

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iPad in the Dashboard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
iPad in the Dashboard

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LED Head and Tail Lights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
LED Head and Tail Lights

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Heated Steering Wheel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Heated Steering Wheel

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Electronic Roll Control is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Electronic Roll Control

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Carbon Fiber Body Tub is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Carbon Fiber Body Tub

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Self-Driving Feature is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Self-Driving Feature That's right. A Demolition Man reference.

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Celebrity Navigation System Vo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
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. 

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Auto-Darkening Electronic Wind... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Auto-Darkening Electronic Window Tint Yep -- it's a real thing now. 

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Full Digital Dashboard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Full Digital Dashboard

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Integrated WiFi Hotspot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Integrated WiFi Hotspot

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Electronic Park Brake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
OnurMuzafferSelçuk added Electronic Park Brake

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Self-Parking System is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Self-Parking System

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Real Manual Transmission is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Real Manual Transmission Flappy paddles and slushboxes. Meh. 

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Carbon Ceramic Brakes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Carbon Ceramic Brakes

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Mini-Bar in the Trunk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Mini-Bar in the Trunk

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Integrated Beer Cooler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Integrated Beer Cooler

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Climate Controlled Seats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Climate Controlled Seats

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Factory-Equipped Electric Shav... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cool Features You Want the Most in Your Next Car
Factory-Equipped Electric Shaver Yours on any 1957 Chevrolet, for 11 bucks and change.