Ever wondered how we ever cope driving around without the quintessential cup holder? In fact how did we ever get from A to B without knowing that much-needed beverage was close at hand? And how did we ever really manage to read the street directory or map and not be told by GPS how to find our destination? There are some fantastic inventions that are on the market that improve our driving experience, and some that make you wonder just what were they thinking! Here are a couple of examples of some of the modern marvels in car gadgetry that make our motoring adventure so much better:
Phone chargers – great convenience for those that need to charge their mobile on the go.
GPS – so much easier to get directions, and some GPS also include MP3 options, restaurant and petrol station guides as well as language and currency conversions.
MP3 dock/CD player – so much easier and convenient to just plug in and play, and you don’t need to worry about tapes getting stuck in the tape player!
DVD screens – great for those really long road trips that keep the kids in the back seat busy when the scenery gets monotonous.
Car alarm – a great security device to deter potential thieves, but can be the bane of sleepless neighbours when it’s left unattended.
Keyless entry and keyless ignition – no more fumbling for keys to get in or even start your car; the fob can do it all for you.
Reversing camera – great for large cars and 4WD’s, this helps the driver see behind the vehicle, to prevent driveway and car park accidents.
Bluetooth – access your mobile network without wires, talk hands-free on your mobile device.
Keychain breathalyser – an absolute must if you’re planning on a big night out. Sometimes you just don’t know when you’ve had too much.
Cup holders – OK, so we all like to have that latte at close range where it’s not likely to spill. And for the motorist that has it all:
Portable sandwich maker, take-anywhere coffee percolator, mobile fridge, portable loo