If you have been paying attention, you no doubt know that there have been amazing innovations in the automotive industry. From adaptive cruise control that automatically speeds up and slows down the vehicle and automatic braking to stop the car safely to parking systems that even the parking-challenged will love, modern drivers have plenty of gadgets and gizmos at their disposal.
What you may not realize is that the interiors of those automobiles are changing just as fast. While automotive interiors used to be all about utility and Spartan design, modern interiors are built for comfort, convenience and style. Here are some of the great things that are popping up in cars from coast to coast.
These days drivers are carrying all kinds of devices, from smartphones to tablets and everything in between, and they need a place to plug all those gadgets in. Automotive designers have responded in a big way, building USB ports, smartphone chargers and other conveniences into the vehicles they design. No matter what you have to plug in, chances are you can find a place to charge it, stow it or just keep it out of your way.
Integrated Touch Screens
Touch screens are everywhere these days, and that is good news for drivers. Automotive touchscreens can display all manner of information, from gas mileage to GPS directions. Whether they are large or small, dash mounted or offset, these touchscreens bring technical know-how and convenience to the automotive interior.
Plush Cloth and Stylish Leather
Modern drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel, and designers want to make that time as comfortable as possible. New cars come equipped with the latest in automotive comfort, from plush cloth seats that cradle the driver to luxurious leather seats that are sure to impress even the most discerning client. Drivers can also add their own custom-made seat covers, protecting the automotive upholstery and preserving the value of the vehicle.
Anyone who has ever driven with a child in the backseat knows what a harrowing experience it can be. Whether you are driving the kids across town to school or across the country to grandma’s house, keeping them entertained (and quiet) is your number one priority. That is why automotive designers have redesigned the interior, building DVD players into the backseat, outfitting the seats with headphone jacks and working hard to keep the kids entertained.
If you are in the market for a new set of wheels, you will be impressed by the luxurious interiors you will find. These days, even the most modestly priced vehicles come with stylish, practical and versatile interiors, designed to keep you comfortable and safe behind the wheel.