Top ten Features Fresh Car Buyers Want
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With self-driving cars heading our way, today`s vehicles are packed with advanced, high-tech features.
To see which features are most significant to fresh car shoppers, CheapCarInsurance.net surveyed 1,000 Americans to determine what`s more significant: safety or technology. It`s worth noting that 1,000 people is a rather puny sample size, especially considering how many vehicles are sold annually, but there are some interesting takeaways from the examine.
Each respondent scored certain features on a scale of one to five to determine the top ten most significant car features Americans want in their vehicles.
Ten. Forward Collision Warning
A relatively fresh advanced safety feature found in today`s vehicles is forward collision warning. The system can alert drivers of an emerging collision if there`s a slower moving or stationary car in front, normally with audible alerts. Forward collision warning systems alone do not automatically brake a vehicle.
It got an average score of Three.35 in the explore, putting it in 10th place.
8. Rear Parking Sensors (tie)
One safety feature that is becoming more and more common across vehicle lineups are rear parking sensors. Just like their name suggests, rear parking sensors will warn the driver with audible tones if they are getting too close to something located behind their vehicle. The feature had an average score of Three.39 in the probe.
8. Rear Automatic Emergency Braking (tie)
You`ve likely seen a movie or two of vehicles displaying off rear automatic emergency braking. The safety feature is often demonstrated by a vehicle backing out of a driveway and stopping automatically before hitting an object or child on the sidewalk that isn`t visible from the rearview mirror. It tied for eighth place with rear parking sensors with a score of Trio.39.
7. Front Fog Lamps
Not fairly as advanced as most of the other safety features on the list, front fog lamps are desired mainly by those in the Midwest. Designed to further illuminate the road, front fog lamps scored Three.42.
6. Back-up Cameras
Rearview cameras will soon be standard on all fresh vehicles by May 2018. And while they could slightly increase the cost of a vehicle, they are one of the most helpful safety features available today, because they suggest a clear view of what`s behind a car while backing up. Respondents to the survey gave it an average score of Three.52.
Five. Automatic Emergency Braking
More and more vehicles are suggesting automatic emergency braking, which engages the brakes if the vehicle detects a collision is imminent and the driver isn`t reacting. These systems have become so significant to vehicle safety that both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now take them into consideration in overall safety ratings. It averaged a score of Trio.57 among survey respondents.
Four. Blind Spot Warning
No matter how well designed a vehicle is or how advanced cars have come, there are still blind catches sight of when driving. With sensors becoming cheaper and cheaper to use on vehicles, most cars can now add blind spot warning as a feature. The technology typically illuminates a graphic on the side mirror to notify a driver if there`s a vehicle in their blind spot. In the examine, it averaged a score of Trio.60.
Three. Cruise Control
Cruise control is one of two tech features that made it on the top Ten, making it one of the most significant features among fresh car shoppers. Something tells us that in a few years, buyers will choose the semi-autonomous cruise control systems some vehicles are tooled with now, like Tesla`s Autopilot. Cruise control had an average score of Three.68 in the survey.
Two. USB Ports
The most very rated tech feature is USB ports, something that has basically become a necessity in the world of clever devices. Gone are cigarette lights that are used to charge devices, as more and more vehicles come tooled with numerous USB ports, including some for passengers. Respondents gave USB ports an average score of Three.Sixty nine.
1. Side Airbags
But of all the high-tech and advanced features available today, respondents of the survey ranked side airbags the highest with an average score of Four.Legal. In fact, buyers are willing to pay the most money for side airbags compared to all of the other features in the examine, and it was most significant regardless of geography and age group. It goes to showcase that no matter how advanced or preventative today`s features can be, car owners choose to have the peace of mind that their vehicle is tooled with the necessary contraptions to prevent harm in the case of an accident.
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WTF is wrong with people. Can we not use our mk1 eyeballs!? Pay attention to your surroundings and be ready to stop. Is that not instructed in driving schools anymore? Holy crap people are getting stupider everyday, relying on this crap. Give me an old car that has none of it and I will still be safer because I will be following sense of self preservation and not looking at my bloody cellphone for a worthless facebook message from some phony friend in California.
Statistics demonstrate that most people are safer drivers with this technology. Hard to argue with numbers.
Stats can be screwed with, as can numbers if individuals want the results to be what they want. Regardless when these systems break and they will how much is the proprietor on the hook for? My current two thousand fifteen model is the last fresh car I will buy because the next one will be a two thousand nine model something. Not sure what, but I know it will not have any of this safety crap that makes people rely on them. That is the issue I have. Backup cameras cannot stop people from walking out behind your car when they are glued to their phones, nor do they stop your car if you dont look over your shoulders. Use your mk one eyeballs at all times and you will have less problems. How did people drive twenty years ago without all of this dispelled driving crap? Plain. They knew how to drive. It is a privilege not a right. Just as it is my right to live and breath that takes priority over peoples requests to use their phones while driving.
I don`t know how people today can`t leave their f****** phone for a few min`s, that`s why you need all this bull**** like how many emergency braking systems you f****** need don`t most people have eyes and feet to look around and brake, and wasn`t cruise control suppose to be standard on every car since the 90`s i don`t know what is wrong with people today.