Car fanatics have long loved the new technology that manufacturers release with each new iteration of their vehicles. Luckily, 2018 is no different for motorists and more incredible features will be coming off the assembly line before the end of the year. That is why the following list of four new technology features coming to select vehicles in 2018 has been assembled. They are, in no particular order, as follows:
- Live TV Viewing
- Parking Assistance
- Video Monitoring
- Temporary Steering Control
Live TV Viewing
In the age of both mobile hot spots and television streaming services, it is no wonder that we haven’t been able to watch live television in cars until now. Select vehicles will now contain entertainment systems for the rear passengers which will allow both movies as well as live television to be enjoyed while on longer road trips or just a short trip to the store.
No, this isn’t in reference to the existing technology that allows the car to assist a driver in parallel parking. It is instead in reference to a new technology which will help drivers find an open parking spot in the busiest cities. This is done by linking an app on your phone to your vehicle which then can both search and reserve a parking spot at a variety of parking garages.
Parents are constantly struggling with both keeping their kids out of trouble in the back seat and driving at the same time. In order to make this easier, some car manufacturers have implemented a video monitoring system which can display a live feed of the rear seat passengers to the driver so that they know what is occurring behind them at all times. This serves as both a safety and convenience measure for all drivers so that they can keep their eyes on the road at all times.
Temporary Steering Control
Every driver faces the risk of making a mistake and getting into an accident. But, thanks to new technology in select cars, these accidents may be minimized. This is all thanks to temporary steering control in which the vehicle may see an obstruction in the car’s path and temporarily take control of the steering when it feels the driver is unaware of the situation.