MOTORS experts shared a glimpse into new car features they can’t live without.
Surround view camera, Apple CarPlay and speed limiter are just a few of the new car features that make life as a driver so much more enjoyable.
Anthony Crawford, co-founder of popular website CarAdvise, wrote for CarExpert.com that he would never buy a car without Apple CarPlay.
He wrote, “Let me put it this way: there’s no chance I would buy a new car without Apple CarPlay, for both convenience and ease of use.”
“Being able to switch between phone, messaging, music and navigation, as well as other apps like Waze and Spotify, most of which can be activated by voice command, is pure magic – and from Apple’s perspective, it only gets better.”
According to Apple, “CarPlay is a smarter and safer way to use your iPhone while driving.”
“You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and enjoy your favorite music.
“Everything on your car’s integrated display. And CarPlay now offers more app categories and custom wallpapers for your CarPlay dashboard.
William Stopford, news editor at CarExpert, says the second top new car feature that’s hard to live without is a surround view camera
In the statement, he explained: “When I bought my current car, I made a list of all the features I wanted.
“This included things like keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.”
“The only feature my Hyundai Genesis didn’t have in this list was Android Auto, which remains a nuisance.”
Stopford also pointed out that the Hyundai Genesis has unnecessary things that he’s grown fond of, like “a power trunk lid, auto-hold and soft-close doors.”
He added: “Having an all-around camera was on that list and I appreciate it very much – so much so that I honestly feel like it made me a worse Parker.”
“A surround view camera is so damn confidence inspiring that it’s become a must-have for me. Probably for the worse.”
According to MotorTrend, a car’s 360-degree camera system gives you “a real-time view of what’s around your car.”
“The 360-degree camera technology combines the perspectives of multiple video cameras placed around the vehicle into one image, typically an overhead view,” says MotorTrend’s website.
“When you maneuver into a parking space, the 360-degree camera system displays nearby obstacles and helps you avoid bumps.”
In addition, a speed limiter is another must-have for every car expert when buying a new car.
Jade Credentino, journalist at CarExpert, praised the speed limiter function in new cars as “very practical”.
Credentino explained: “I think there’s a lot of luxury that I expect as standard, but something that every new car should have is a speed limiter.”
“I’m not someone who traditionally drives too fast, I’ve had a clean track record so far (Touch Wood).
“However, sometimes when you’re driving on a freeway in the middle of traffic, you can lose track of your speed because you’re paying attention to the road (when there’s no head-up display).
“This feature prevents that because no matter how hard you step on the accelerator, you don’t tip over. If you still need to accelerate for safety reasons, you can easily disable the feature with the push of a button.”
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