Top seven popular car features
As technology progresses, cars are receiving bigger and better upgrades, designed with safety and convenience in mind. But what are the most popular features a car can have? We’ve rounded up the top seven features that drivers can’t live without.
In a bid to make parking easier and safer, many modern cars are fitted with reversing sensors and parking cameras. Many people agree that once you’ve had the luxury of a parking camera, you can’t go back to life without it. Become an expert at parallel parking and bay parking with the help of a parking camera.
While Bluetooth in cars has been around for some time now, it’s still a must-have feature in a car. Whether you need to take calls on your commute or just want to stream your favourite songs, built-in Bluetooth is essential. Most modern cars come with it as a standard feature, but it’s affordable and pain-free to add it to an older model.
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Similar to Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto completely transform your driving experience. Let’s face it: we’ve become reliant on our smartphones, and their integration into the modern world has afforded us convenience we never knew existed. And what’s more convenient that being able to access everything you need from your driver’s seat? Stream music, have your text messages read out for you, take phone calls, or navigate using Google Maps.
Heated seats are an essential feature to have in the car, especially in the gruelling UK winters. There’s no better feeling than being heated up after being out in the cold with the luxury of heated seats. These are also a bonus if you suffer from lumbar issues or back pain!
Paper maps are almost a thing of the past, with many of us relying on our smartphone's built in map app or Google Maps to get us from A to B. But even more convenient than trying to get your phone to stay attached to the windscreen in its holder is having a navigation system built in to your vehicle. There’s no better feeling than having the confidence of driving to a new place with the live directions on your dashboard.
Built-in charging is a must have, particularly if you frequently drive long distances or have a decent commute. Whether this is wireless charging or a USB/USC port, the ability to charge your phone and other devices effortlessly while driving is a must-have.
It’s such a simple feature, but one that can save lives. This safety feature alerts the driver via a visual or audible notification if a vehicle is next to you in a blind spot.