Automotive technology is continually evolving. Cars have only really been in mainstream circulation since the 1940s, so we have come a long way since then. Modern cars are fast, relatively cheap to run, and fun to drive. You have the option of buying a brand new car, but it is often more economical to look at used cars Keighley. Cars depreciate rapidly, so if you want to save some cash, you are better off buying a nearly new car rather than a new one. But before you go looking at cars, here is a quick rundown of the latest developments in automotive technology for 2017.
Nissan is one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, so it is no great surprise that they have put a lot of time, effort and money into pushing the boundaries of automotive technology. The new Nissan Micra was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this month, and it didn’t disappoint. Not only does the new Micra look different, but it is also packed full of sexy new tech.
Apple CarPlay is a new in-car iOS for Apple users. You can plug your smartphone in whilst driving your Micra and access apps on the move (being careful to adhere to the rules of the road, naturally). Infotainment is popular with customers because they like to stay connected at all times, so by 2017, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto will become standard features in all new cars.
Aside from cool smartphone integration, the new Micra also comes with Bose speakers mounted into the headrest, just like an Audi. So when you are driving your new Micra down the motorway, you can pretend it’s an Audi R8. The end result is a sense of being totally connected with your vehicle.
Backup Car Cameras
Backup cameras are a relatively new feature in the automobile industry, but in the event of an accident, an on-board camera is very useful. You can expect to see backup cameras in all new cars by the end of next year. Hopefully, it will make them safer on the road.
Green car technology is moving ever onwards and there will come a point when traditional cars slowly disappear from our roads. The Tesla Model 3 is the most hotly anticipated green car yet and this is expected to hit showrooms in 2017. Other manufacturers are working hard on their green car technology, so expect to see a greater range of models by the end of 2017.
The one thing we can take away from the latest advances in automotive technology is that tech features are no longer confined to high-end luxury models. Ten years ago, only the rich could afford cars with advanced technological features included as standard. Today, auto manufacturers recognise that technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives and we expect it in our cars. This is why modern tech now comes as standard, even in a modest hatchback like the Micra.