Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. It’s only natural that we expect this to extend to the cars we drive. The newest models incorporate the latest technological advances to help us stay connected, entertained and, most importantly, safe.

The car buying experts at Cartelligent have compiled a list of our favorite tech features available in vehicles now.

10. Feature: Back-Up Cameras 
(Shown: Subaru Outback)

Relying on mirrors alone is a thing of the past. Back-Up cameras allow you to be absolutely confident that there’s nothing behind your vehicle.
Also available in select Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Infiniti, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo models.

9. Feature: Wi-Fi Hotspots
(Shown: Jeep Grand Cherokee)

Why force the entire family to watch the same DVD when you can hand them each a tablet and let them stream the movie of their choice? Chrysler Group’s UConnect taps cellular and 3G to keep you connected even through tunnels.
Also available in select Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo models.

8. Feature: Hands-Free Trunk/Lift-Gate
(Shown: Audi A8)

Hands-free trunks and lift-gates automatically open when someone holding the key waves their foot underneath the trunk. Because when your hands are full, pulling out the keys is just really hard to do.
Also available in select BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen models.

7. Feature: Integrated App Suite
(Shown: Toyota Sienna)

The latest car-consoles go beyond mere navigation, offering one-touch access to Yelp reviews, real-time traffic updates and Pandora music. Some will even check you into your current location on Facebook!
Also available in select Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo models.

6. Feature: Adaptive Headlights
(Shown: Lexus LS)

Like the legendary Tucker ’48, today’s adaptive headlights follow the direction of the wheels so that they turn into the bend when the vehicle begins to corner. This allows the driver to see and respond to the road ahead more quickly.
Also available in select Audi, Buick, BMW, Cadillac, Chrysler, Hyundai, Infiniti, Mazda and Volkswagen models.

The new LaneWatch feature available on the 2014 Honda Accord can help drivers view cyclists or other vehicles in their blind spot.

5. Feature: Blind Spot Detection 
(Shown: Honda Accord)

Blind-spot detection systems, such as Honda’s LaneWatch, use tiny cameras or radar detection to provide drivers with valuable information about what’s going on in their blind spot.
Also available in select Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen models.

4. Feature: Attention Assistance
(Shown: Mercedes-Benz ML-Class)

Attention Assistance Systems are designed to jolt a driver who is not paying attention to the road. Mercedes-Benz’s Attention Assist monitors your driving style and alerts you when it detects you may be starting to become drowsy.
Also available in select Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Toyota models.

3. Feature: Text/Email Integration
(Shown: Volkswagen iBeetle)

A number of manufacturers are trying to reduce distracted driving by syncing voice commands into the car itself. Many vehicles will now read (and allow you to respond via voice to) your texts, emails and those important Facebook updates.
Also available in select Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz models.

2. Feature: Head-Up Display
(Shown: BMW M6)

Head-Up Display (HUD) Technology projects information such as current speed and driving directions in the driver’s line of sight, without blocking the view of the road. Any driver who has narrowly avoided an accident will appreciate the critical extra seconds that this can provide.
Also available in select Buick, Cadillac, Ford, and Lexus models.



1. Feature: Collision Avoidance 
(Shown: Infiniti QX60)

Automatic braking systems apply the brakes if an object crosses the vehicle’s path and the driver doesn’t respond. Infiniti takes this a step further by applying the same technology while in reverse.
Also available in select Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Infiniti, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo models.

Whether or not the next car you want is on this list, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888.427.4270 or get started today.