You might be thinking it’s about that time to start looking for a new car. I have that a little bit as well. I mean, my husband just got a new car a couple month ago, so I’m not in a rush. But I’d love a nice size SUV that will take momma for a drive.
So I’ve been looking into different car options that would make driving just a little bit easier. I have to admit, there are things in my current car that I feel like I can’t do without. However, I’d love some of those new options that help with safety and help you drive overall.
Car Options that make driving easier
- Adaptive cruise control: This is an optional cruise control system for road vehicles that automatically adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead. This comes in handy on long road trips.
- lane departure warning: This option alerts you that your car is about to veer out of lane and warns you to get back into lane. I feel like it would help you from getting honked at as well. People aren’t always so nice.
- blind spot monitoring: The blind spot monitor is a vehicle-based sensor device that detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear. I love the options since you can now kind of “see” your blind spot!
- automatic breaking: This system combine sensors and brake controls to help prevent high-speed collisions. It doesn’t just save you from that though, it can keep you from hitting an animal or child. Safety first!
- Parking assist: There are different variations to what this is called but it
includes multiple sensors on the forward and rear bumpers which detect obstacles, allowing the vehicle to sound warnings and calculate optimum steering angles during regular parking.
- “heads up” display: The heads up display shows a transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. You would be able to see your speed and other things without having to take your eyes off the road.
I can’t wait to head to my local dealership to find a car with some (or all) of these options and my new car. Tell me, what is your favorite option?