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Cool Car Features that Simplify Life

Oct 10 2013

Our cars, like our houses, are our pride and joy. We keep them clean (usually), and we take them everywhere. In this hectic day and age, simplicity is welcome and needed. Simplicity with the things we use every day—like our cars—is even better. To help simplify your life even more, we’ve compiled a list of cool car features that will make your day a little bit easier.

Rear View Backup Cameras

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There are few cars these days that roll off the assembly line without the latest in technology. Even if your car isn’t the most updated on the lot, installing a rear backup camera is simple. Not only that, but the benefits include safety for children and objects by your car, convenience in eliminating blind spots, and ease of changing lanes on highways or freeways. You can’t just pass that up

Van with a Vacuum

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Stray cheerios, watch out! This minivan is complete with its own vacuum. For those of us that haul around a larger, messier load than normal, we know how hard it is to keep our vehicles clean. With the new Honda Odyssey minivan, a handy car vacuum is integrated right into the cargo area. Messes beware—clean power is here (right in your car).

Cars that Park Themselves

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Frazzled nerves, bent fender benders, traffic tie-ups—parallel parking is never fun. Fortunately for us, technology has a solution—cars that park themselves. Instead of struggling to maneuver your car back and forth between other obstacles and traffic, with an automatic parallel self-parker, you can simply press a button, sit back, and relax. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

In-car Wi-Fi

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We’re used to being online all the time, whether at home or at work—but what about when we’re in our cars? Sure we can use smartphones to access Facebook and check emails, but with in-car Wi-Fi Hotspots, we can do much more. Several manufacturers, like Dodge, Chrysler, Audi, and GM, already have models with Web browsing capabilities, and more are following suit within the next year’s model releases. 

Smart Headlights      

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Driving in the rain or snow or even just at night, can be difficult. Not only are road conditions bad, but car headlights also have a tendency to illuminate everything. Luckily, new technology is changing this impairment for drivers. Cars like the Dodge Dart and some of Chrysler’s newer models boast headlights that can sense the headlights or taillights of other cars and adjust accordingly.

Life isn’t always easy. Fortunately for you, simplicity can follow you from your car to your home. By installing an electronic door lock from SimpliciKey, you can enjoy the convenience and simplicity of living a hands-free life, stress-free life.

What are some cool car features that have simplified your life? Let us know in the comments!