In modern times, cars have become an incredibly important part of our lives and most people rely on a vehicle throughout the week to drive to and from work, drop the kids off, go shopping, visit friends and family, and much more. They have also changed drastically in recent times, most notably through new technology. So, how is tech changing the way in which we drive?
The most obvious development (and one that is continuing to improve) is automation. Cars that can drive themselves have always been seen as a futuristic idea, but this is now a reality with many modern cars have many automation features such as the ability to park themselves. There is still a way to go until driverless cars reach the roads, but the technology is constantly improving.
Following on from this, many autonomous features can also greatly improve safety for the driver and other road users. Impressive cars like the Peugeot 3008 SUV have amazing features such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist with road edge detection, which can take corrective action to prevent accidents and collisions without any driver input.
The days of having someone in the passenger seat using an enormous fold-out map now seem prehistoric thanks to the rise of sat-nav. Nowadays you do not need to worry if you have never visited somewhere before as you can simply enter the details into the sat-nav and then get clear directions and even spoken driving instructions to reach your destination in the quickest manner possible.
Of course, another major development in recent times has been the rise of electric vehicles and more and more motorists are now making the switch. Cars that can operate on electricity are obviously much more environmentally friendly, plus this can also help to lower your driving costs too. The technology has improved drastically in recent times along with the electric charging infrastructure, so now motorists can easily reduce their impact and lower their driving costs by switching to electricity.
These are just a few of the main ways that technology has changed the driving experience in recent times. It is strange to think back to how driving was 10 or 20 years ago and just how far the technology has come and it will be interesting to see what the future holds particularly when it comes to driverless cars and complete automation.