If you haven't already realised, technology has become such a big part in our daily lives. It aids us in work, play and even travel.
The driving experience has also been vastly improved with technology such as GPS systems and self-parking cars. Like it or not, we have become so reliant on technology just for a smooth ride home.
Check out these five cool gadgets to have in your car, for a safer, smoother ride.
Garmin nuvi 2575R
Garmin has always been a trusted brand when it comes to guiding you through unfamiliar grounds, and the nuvi 2575R is the latest device to be released by the them.
Apart from the tried and tested GPS function that has yet to disappoint (so far), the nuvi 2575R comes with an integrated driving recorder. Essentially, you will be able to record images and sound using a HD video camera along with having the map, time, speed, tracks and coordinates integrated into the device.
So, by the time you do have to deal with the police and insurance after an accident (which we hope will never happen nonetheless), it would be a lot easier with the video recordings of the road with the nuvi 2575R.
Mavia is a user-friendly way to integrate your car with your mobile lifestyle - by creating a fresh approach to vehicle safety, location services and maintenance by putting the user in control.
Mavia offers many security features, for example, if you get involved in an accident, Mavia will automatically send text messages to your emergency contacts. And if you have forgotten where you last parked (happens all the time trust us), Mavia will help you find it via GPS and guide you through your phone.
Mavia also performs diagnostics for your car, letting you know what exactly is wrong with it through a check light. It also handles your maintenance schedules, keeping you up to date to when it's time to service your automobile.
Mavia can be connected by the car's diagnostics port and works on almost any car produced after 1996.
Gentax Rear Blind Zone Assist
The Gentax Rear Blind Zone Assist is a liquid crystal display (LCD) integrated into a Gentax auto-dimming mirror that works with a video camera mounted at the rear of the vehicl, to provide a view directly behind the vehicle.
When the vehicle is shifted into "reverse", a display appears automatically through the auto-dimming mirror's reflective surface. This is really to assist the driver while he/she backs the car. The display automatically disapears when the vehile is shifted into any other gear.
The speed/visio displays the vehicle's speed directly on the windscreen in the driver's line of sight and sends out an alert when the vehicle exceeds the programmed maximum speed you should be while on the roads (literally giving you a heads up).
So once you equipped your car with the electronic control unit, when the vehicle is at a standstill, it will calibrate the speed for you to start off at.
The Jabra SUPREME is unlike any other Bluetooth headset - it is the first mono headset with active noise cancellation technology. This feature, normally found in headphones, is now available on the Jabra SUPREME, allowing the user to hear the person on the other line with zero distractions.
Guess that will mean more concentration on the road instead of trying to figure out what the person on the line is saying.