If you are ready for a change and your wallet allows it, it might be a good idea to switch things up and trade in your old clunker for a newer model. Even if your current car isn’t that old, it might surprise you to learn about the features that will be available on some car models next year. With technology advancing at the rate that it is, some features that will be made widely available in 2018 were reserved in the past for higher end models.
For instance, carmakers have continued to put a priority on safety and these features that allow for safer driving are being made available on a wide ranger of newer models. For example, the majority of new cars come with hands free capability, allowing for the use of cell phone features using the vehicle’s “infotainment” system.
Continue reading to learn about the top ten tech features available in a car near you in 2018.
Don’t Worry, We’ve Got This
Many car fans have been anxiously waiting for the semi-autonomous Super Cruise system, which will be making a debut 2018. This option will be made for an additional fee of approximately $2,500.00 on the Cadillac CT6 sedan. The CT6 already comes equipped with features such as cruise control and forward auto-braking but also includes self-steering capability and LiDAR-scanned mapping, which measures the distance to nearby cars and other obstacles. Limited to multi-lane highways, the CT6 with Super Cruise allows for driving that is both hands free and foot free while keeping a safe distance between you and close by vehicles.
Another feature is the innovative camera mounted on the steering wheel, which ensures that the driver’s head is in the proper position in the event that they need to take over (sorry folks, no falling asleep behind the wheel). In the event that the driver is caught in an improper position, the car will make it known by providing both audio and visual cues to the driver to keep them in check. In the event that the driver refuses to co-operate, or is unable to do so, the vehicle will safely bring itself to a stop and if need be contact emergency responders.