Cool New Car Features May Get You Better Auto Insurance Premiums
I just read about some really cool new car features in Forbes. Some of these features are likely to reduce your auto insurance premiums, because they can help ensure that you avoid an automobile accident. In Jim Gorzelany’s article, “Eight ‘Killer New Car-App’ Features for 2013,” the unique new features are pictured and described.
Infiniti is expanding on the rear camera we see on many new vehicles for its JX35 SUV. Their ‘backup collision intervention’ will give a 360 degree view around the vehicle and even put the brakes on if the driver doesn’t when there is an object, such as another vehicle or child, in the way. Three vehicles from different manufacturers will now have a center airbag in between the driver and passenger in the front seat to protect against collisions from multiple sides.
Anyone trying to load or unload an SUV will appreciate the Ford Escape’s hands-free power liftgate, where you just tap your foot on the bottom of the bumper to open or close the liftgate. The Dodge Dart will now have an inductive wireless charging system so that you can just place any electronic in the designated area to keep it charged while driving. Lincoln’s MKX is one of the first vehicles to bring back a push button gear selector, leaving more room in the center console for other things.
Car insurance companies may lower rates if you drive Cadillac’s XTS with a tactile-warning safety seat. Drivers are alerted through seat vibrations on either side when veering too close to something or if another vehicle is approaching rapidly. The Nissan Altima will now have a hands free text message assistant that can respond to your text messages via voice control or automatic texts, such as “driving, can’t text now.” The Altima will also introduce zero-gravity seats to keep drivers more comfortable and work to reduce fatigue. A lot of these cool, new features will help reduce accidents and keep you safer on the road.