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3 Bold Technology Areas That Promise to Change the Way You Drive Everyday!

Technology is designed to make our lives better and the auto industry agrees! Here are the latest technology categories and concepts that will be hitting the market in 2017 and beyond to keep you safer, save you money, and make your daily commuting easier.


Safety First

Cars have come a long way to help keep drivers safe in the result of a crash and to keep them out of accidents all together. 2017 is going to be another big year for safety improvements, including features like forward-collision warning systems, backup cameras, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure and assist, it’s easy to see that safety is a growing concern. In 2015, there were an estimate 193,808 people killed or injured due to car accidents alone. Many of these trending features help to account for human error and distractions while behind the wheel. While these features are not standard across all brands, 2017 vehicles will offer the safest commute yet.


Electric Cars

While the idea of charging your car much like your iPhone may seem odd, electric cars are poised to break our grip on non-renewable fuel sources. With 8 models of all electric vehicles in the 2017 lineup from Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Ford, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Toyota, and Mercedes-Benz, as well as concept models like the Volkswagen ID Buzz Microbus and Chrysler Pacifica, released at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this past weekend, it isn’t hard to see that renewable, eco-friendly alternatives are paving the way to save you money and save our planet, one ride at a time.


Driverless Vehicles

Although this one sounds like something out of your favorite Sci-Fi Original movie, it’s much closer to reality than you may think. Google has been working on the idea since 2009 and now many of the major auto brands are working on their own test models and concepts, including Ford’s Fusion Hybrid, revealed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and NAIAS. Ford has promised to offer consumers high volumes of fully autonomous (self-driving) cars by 2021.


As always, safety is a priority, not just in the auto industry, but in all aspects of life. With such high injury and death rates linked to auto accidents, these technologies promise to help get you from point A to point B in one piece. If you want more information about keeping you and your family safe, feel free to
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