The best technology in cars right now

Technology is constantly improving and this isn't any different within the automotive industry. There are new technologies being created all the time to help with our driving experience. Here are a few of the best available in cars right now.

Driver Attention Monitoring

Driver attention monitoring is a car safety feature that helps prevent accidents which are caused by the driver losing concentration or getting drowsy. This is extremely important as it has been proven that these factors play a considerate part in a high percentage of road accidents. There are different ways this technology tracks your attention, and this includes looking at your steering pattern monitoring, vehicle position in the lane, a camera watches your face and in particular your eyes to see if they are open and looking at the road.

Exterior Cameras

Seemingly quite a standard technology, it is still definitely one of the best when it comes to aiding and improving your driving, in particular with parking. Having these exterior cameras makes it easier to see what's behind and in front of you and can stop you from bumping into things and damaging your vehicle. Some cars have cameras to record the road in front and behind you. If you are a safe driver, this footage can be used to help protect your no claims bonus if you do have any accidents or crashes that weren't your fault.

Cars that feature this:

Blind Spot Monitoring

Blind spots can be a menace on the motorway and are often the cause of many motorway crashes. Having blind spot monitoring can be a godsend, as it can save you from a nasty accident when you don’t see a car coming up behind you before you change lanes. 

Anti Collision Warning Systems

Most drivers are cautious when they are driving; however, there are times when drivers aren't paying enough attention to the road ahead or due to unpredictable occurrences. Anti-collision warning systems such as lane departure warning and emergency braking assistance warn you of potential collision causes, such as cars slowing down in front of you or your vehicle veering into another lane accidentally. 

Cars that feature this:

  • Citroen C1 (Lane Departure Warning)
  • Citroen C3 (Lane Departure Warning)
  • Citroen Berlingo (Lane Departure Warning System, Collision risk alert, Coffee Break Alert)
  • Citroen C4 Cactus Hatch (Lane Departure Warning, Active Safety Brake, Coffee Brake Alert)
  • Citroen C4 SpaceTourer (Lane Departure Warning, Active Safety Brake, Emergency Collision Alert System)
  • DS 3 (Active City Brake, Emergency Braking Assistance)
  • DS 7 Crossback (Lane Keep Assist, Active Safety Brake)
  • Kia Picanto (Autonomous Emergency Braking)
  • Kia Ceed (Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist FCA, Lane Keeping Assist)
  • Kia Optima (ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist System, Lane Keep Assist System)
  • Kia Soul (ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist System)
  • Kia Stonic (ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist System,Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist)
  • Kia Sorento (ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Intelligent Stop & Go, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist System)

  • Hyundai i10 (Lane Departure Warning)
  • Hyundai i20 (Lane Keep Assist)
  • Hyundai i30 (Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist)
  • Hyundai i30 N (Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking)
  • Hyundai ioniq (Autonomous Emergency Brake, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist)
  • Hyundai Kona (Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert)
  • Hyundai Tucson (Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe (Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert)
  • Kia Rio (Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking)
  • Kia Stinger (Autonomous Emergency Braking,Lane Keep Assist System)
  • Kia Sportage (Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist System)
  • Kia Niro (Lane Keep Assist)
  • Citroen C5 Aircross (Post-collision Safety Brake, Active Lane Departure Warning, Collision Risk Alert)
  • Citroen C3 Aircross (Lane Departure Warning)

Massaging Seats

Although it is not classed as an essential feature and won’t help you stay safe, massaging seats can still change your life. If you suffer from back problems or find that your back hurts when you drive, or just want a bit of luxury on your journeys, massaging seats are the thing for you.

Cars that feature this:

Heated Steering Wheel

You've heard of heated seats, but it isn't common knowledge that heated steering wheels are available now. As the weather is getting colder gripping those freezing steering wheels is painful, so having this feature can make your winter journeys a whole lot better.

Cars that feature this:

Head Up Displays

Head up Displays are see-through displays or holograms found on the windscreen, which allow drivers to have all the vital information such as their current speed and directions right in front of them without having to look down or away from the road. Although at first, you might find it strange to have this information up on your windscreen you will soon get used to it and wonder how you ever lived without this technology.

Cars that feature this:

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