New Features Will We See in Cars in 2014
By Angela Sanders Saturday, January 04, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
The new year has arrived, and that means that several new products will be introduced that will make our lives a little bit easier. The auto industry is expected to introduce many new car features in the year 2014. Below are some of the car features that will be released this year:
Auto Lane Keeping
Car makers have been saying for years that there could possibly be a "self-driving" car in the future. Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti will be bringing the self-driving car one step closer in 2014. They have introduced sensors and cameras that will keep an eye on the road. This auto lane keeping feature can make small steering adjustments in order to keep the car in the center of the lane.
Automatic Brake Hold
Every driver knows how frustrating it can be to have to keep one's foot on the brakes while at a train crossing or super-long stoplight. That is why Acura RLX Luxury Sedan has a system that will keep your brakes engaged for up to 10 minutes. You do not have to keep your foot on the pedal.
Do you ever wish that your car came with its own vacuum cleaner? The 2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan comes with its own vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is hidden in the rear cargo area. This vacuum cleaner comes with a canister bag, attachments, replaceable filter and integrated hose.
Hidden Door Handles
The Jaguar F-Type Sports Car has door handles that remain hidden inside of the bodywork. They will deploy when the car is unlocked, or the handles are touched. After the car has been driven, the handles will retract once again.
Hot Stone Massages
Many people enjoy getting hot stone massages. Now, thanks to the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, you can now enjoy a hot stone massage while you are in the car. This car has automated heated and cooled front seats. The front seats also have customized back support and stimulate a hot stone massage.
Pedestrian And Cyclist Detection
With Full Auto Brake Many drivers have had the unfortunate experience of nearly hitting a cyclist or pedestrian. Fortunately, there is a new safety feature available to help deter cyclist and pedestrian accidents. It is available on the XC60 crossover and S60 Sedan. This system will alert you when pedestrians and cyclists are in your path. Additionally, if the motorist is not reacting quick enough, then the brakes may be applied.
I-Eloop is available on the Mazda6 midsize sedan. This feature helps recover kinetic energy. In many cases, kinetic energy is lost through climate control, audio systems and headlights. Because this feature helps conserve kinetic energy, it will help you save money on fuel.
Our world is constantly changing, and the automobile industry is certainly no exception. There are a number of new features available that will help make driving a little bit easier for you. Some of those features include the i-Eloop, auto lane keeping, seats with hot stone massages, hidden door handles, pedestrian and cyclist detection and automatic brake hold.
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