Shopping for a new car? Or are you just a tech enthusiast? Technology has virtually invaded every facet of life, and it holds especially true when it comes to automobiles. A lot of technology integration in cars is taking place to making driving fun and easy. So, whether it is the best SUV or a supercar that you fancy, these are the top 3 automotive tech trends for 2016.
Hybrids Will Still Be a Big Hit
Well, auto makers are mindful of the environment too. The hybrid propulsion is instrumental in not only cutting carbon emissions but also increasing performance in today’s cars. Makers of best SUVs and blue blood supercars are directing their attention towards some sort of electrification. For instance, Bentley’s noble Bentayga, Honda’s breathtaking new NSX are leading the pack. Don’t rule out VW though; their commitment to battery packs and electric motors is to some extent geared towards restoring their reputation.
Brace for an Apple and Google Invasion
Though Apple and Google have dragged their feet in building iOS and android systems in cars, this year things might turn around. Soon, you might be accessing your favorite apps while on the move. Car makers like Volvo, Ford, Vauxhall, and VW are expected to support each or both of the operating systems. You shouldn’t worry if I have not mentioned the manufacturer of your car. Once the technology hits the market, it will be pretty easier to retrofit it in any car. Some early reviews portend that Android is actually offering the best smartphone integration although Apple gurus are not taking it lying down.
Automatic driving features are not new stuff. However, most of the premium features are coming along with radar-based cruise controls; they enable the car to start or stop in traffic without much input from you. This year, expect them to be taken a notch higher. The Mercedes’s upcoming E-class automobile might bring onboard hands-free driving. Featuring the latest Car-to-X communication, safety, radar and sensor systems, the car will maintain the lane and keep you out of danger. The notion that you always have to keep your hands on the wheel might soon be a thing of the past.
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