Top driver tech for 2015

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Every year, car tech becomes better and more advanced; offering products and services that drivers could once only dream of. Well, 2015 is set to be one of the best years yet in terms of new car tech. Below you’ll discover some of the best new features and improvements that you can take advantage of this year.

Better connections
One of the key things that manufacturers are focusing on this year is better in-car connection systems. As featured on The Telegraph, both Apple and Android have been developing integrated smart features. Android Auto will enable drivers to use their Smartphone services and apps directly on their dashboard. There is also talk of cars coming with built in mobile hotspots along with security systems that are connected to smartphones.

Rear-view cameras
Thousands of accidents are caused each year due to poor visibility. One piece of tech that is set to reduce these types of accidents is the rear-view camera. This will be especially useful for fleet managers where the safety of their drivers is paramount. Companies such as Brigade Electronics already provide high quality safety tech such as alarm systems that warn of any objects approaching as the driver reverses. There are also camera monitor systems which provide a better view of the road from all angles.

Run off Road Protection
By far one of the most exciting developments in the car tech world in 2015 is the Run off Road Protection developed by Volvo. While the tech is initially only going to be available in America, it is still worth mentioning as something to look out for. As seen on The Globe and Mail, it is the first of its kind in the world. If you accidentally venture off-road, the car detects the problem and takes over to limit the chances of passenger injuries. Its seat belts automatically tighten and the seats absorb energy to help to protect the spine.

Night vision     
Your car’s headlights can only do so much to help you identify upcoming objects and pedestrians. That’s why manufacturers have now started to create night vision with pedestrian detection. The tech uses an infrared camera to alert drivers to potential dangers. Images are projected onto an LCD screen which the driver can view with ease.

In-car Wi-Fi
In-car Wi-Fi is another piece of car tech that is being introduced in America this year.
The 2015 Cadillac ATS has one of the most impressive in-car Wi-Fi systems on the market.
It enables up to seven different devices to be connected to the network at any one time. This not only provides additional convenience, but it is a godsend for parents looking to keep their kids entertained on a long drive.

These are just some of the great new pieces of tech you can look forward to in 2015. If you’re on the lookout for a new car, it would be worth seeing what the newer models have to offer. Fleet drivers can particularly benefit from the great safety tech advancements available.


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