Seeing as a lot of us can’t seem to keep our mitts off our phones, an integrated infotainment system has never been more important. Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, we can link our phones and music to the touchscreens to keep us entertained at the swipe of a finger, meaning you spend more time with your hands and eyes on the road. The multimedia touchscreens also have a navigation system, putting an end to wrong turns, not to mention arguments over who’s better at reading maps.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Up the ante on the functionality of your touchscreen by connecting your multimedia system to either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. These systems will take your in-car entertainment to another level by allowing you to run your apps like messages, podcasts and audiobooks. And Siri will always be at your beck and call to ask ‘what can I help you with’.
Forward Collision Warning Assist
Let’s be honest, it can be a bit of a battlefield on our roads, particularly if you live in one of our major cities. With so many things to keep focused on and only one set of eyes to do it, it’s great to know that tech, like forward collision warning assist, has its eye on what’s going on in front of you. If another car, or pedestrian, in front of you is a little too close for comfort, it will measure proximity and automatically hit the brakes to avoid colliding. Luckily for us, more and more car manufacturers are introducing this technology as a standard feature, like the new Hyundai Venue. This awesome little SUV is packed with tech to get you safely from A to B. Check out all its features here.
Blind Spot Collision Warning
We’ve all been there – you are ready to change lanes when, out of nowhere, a Mack truck suddenly appears beside you, leaving you with terrible heart palpitations and wondering where in the hell it came from. Blind spot collision warning puts a stop to that by alerting you to vehicles in those pesky blind spots so you’ll always know when you can, and can’t, make your move.
Driver Attention Warning
Of course you are awesome behind the steering wheel and never drive erratically (right?). If by chance, however, you are on the tired side and are not driving like your usual, pulled-together self, the driver attention warning function will alert you to it. And if you have been driving for an extended period of time, it may even recommend that you take a break. Think of it like a fairy godmother built into your dash, looking out for your wellbeing.