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Car Tech

New cars are awesome for a number of reasons but today we are talking about the additional technology upgrades. Here is a rundown of TriState’s favorite upgrades for 2016.

Rear-view Camera:

Rear-view or backup cameras have become increasingly popular in the last five years. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring the cameras on every new car built after May 2018. There are undoubtedly some experienced drivers who will say they don’t need a rear-view camera, but 15,000 injuries and 210 deaths each year from backup accidents is more than enough of an incentive to upgrade.


Bluetooth is far from a necessity; still, it will help to make any ride more pleasant. Opting into bluetooth will allow you to do more than just control your Spotify playlist; an advanced model can read your emails aloud, allow you to respond to texts, answer phone calls and more. What’s great about most bluetooth technology available is it allows you to truly create a hands-free drive.

Driver’s aid systems:

A number of add-ons will be classified as driver’s aid, but there are two systems that are actually worth the additional price. The first is a radar-based system that monitors the road for obstructions. These alert you if your car is drifting into the next lane, a pedestrian has stepped in front of you, if you’re falling asleep, following too closely or in danger of a collision. While these systems won’t eliminate any chance of an accident, they significantly reduce your odds. The other driver’s aid system is built-in road-side assistance. This is an additional safety feature that you won’t use until you actually need it. These built-in systems can alert authorities if your car senses an accident or theft. They can also be manually activated in case of emergency. In the case of a severe accident you may not be able to reach your phone, a driver’s aid system is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Adaptive Cruise Control:

This is a great feature for those who spend a lot of time driving, specifically on highways, or interstates. Much like the cruise control we all know and love, adaptive control maintains your speed, with the added bonus of sustaining a preset distance between you and the car in front of you. While standard cruise control is great with low-traffic situations, the adaptive control works well in both high and low-traffic. Kick back and let your car do the work but don’t break the bank on a few upgrades. Let TriState Auto Champs get you the best deal on the car you want with the upgrades you deserve. Reach out to a car-buying professional today.