Every manufacturer today is implementing new and exciting technology in its products, and this also applies to the auto industry. New 2017 and 2018 cars have exciting and innovative features that can keep everyone on the road safe and sound. This article will showcase the coolest features of the newest models of 2017-18!
Automated Driving Features That Will Change Your Driving Game
One of the greatest advancements in the automobile industry is the new self-driving features. You can find advanced cruise control and forward auto-breaking (and more!) on models such as the Lexus LS sedan, Volvo XC60 crossover SUV, and the Cadillac CT6 Super Cruise sedan. Although they aren’t quite at the point of driving themselves, they’re close (and if you live in California, you’ll soon see self-driving vehicles hit the streets!)
Features to make driving easier include:
- Customizable cruise control. Customized cruise control is a more advanced version of the cruise control that we already know and love, with added benefits like a decrease in long-term leg muscle fatigue, and a more comfortable driving position for trips.
- Blind spot cameras. Without a blind spot, you have greater visibility—which equals to fewer accidents on the road. Blind spot cameras allow you to have a wide range of sight so you can see who and what are all on sides of you, at all times.
- Lane-monitoring systems. Lane-monitoring will allow you to easily know when the next lane is clear before you make your move.
- Forward auto-braking. The 2017-18 braking systems aren’t the braking systems you’re used to. In fact, many makes and models have warning lights on the dashboard and sensors prevent you from getting too close to the vehicle in front of you.
- Automated Steering. Do you ever get too close to the curb (or another vehicle) due to wide turns? Do you find it difficult to parallel park in tight spots? The newest models have automated steering, making parallel parking and other difficult to maneuver areas easier than ever!
Drivers should not completely rely on these new features when driving, especially on large highways, but they are a great aid. These features make driving safer than it’s ever been, and they are fun to use! Some cars even have features that stop the car if the driver is not being as responsive as they should be. This can be great for parents of new drivers.
Who doesn’t love the roar of a powerful car? Not everyone enjoys this sound, though. Neighbors with young children, or simply those who simply want peace and quiet may not enjoy being disrupted by the sound of a powerful engine. Ford is offering a “Quiet Mode” option for their 2018 Mustang to give people the option of quieting these noises when appropriate.
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) Communication
It seems that we can communicate with anyone from just about anywhere nowadays. Now, even our cars can communicate with each other. They can even communicate with traffic lights and other electronic driving mechanisms. This communication can tell you everything you need to know while driving from traffic alerts to climate issues. How is this possible? Cars are now equipped with 4G technology. This technology is also helping make Bluetooth in vehicles more reliable than ever before.
Did you know that distracted drivers are the number one cause of collision? Texting and driving is extraordinarily dangerous because it takes our attention away from the road. Numerous studies prove that texting can be even more dangerous than driving drunk. Now, you can simply press a button and send a text while keeping your eyes on the road.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.