5 Must-Have Features on New Cars
AppleMagazine|December 10, 2021
One of the perks of buying a new vehicle is that it offers features that promise a safer and more convenient driving experience.

Some technologies have trickled down from luxury to mainstream segments, while others have been introduced quickly across the market. But which features are essential? Experts break down five must-have features to look out for on your next car.

SURROUND-VIEW CAMERA

Parking is a tricky business, with the danger of curbing wheels, grazing poles, or bumping into parked vehicles. This is especially true of many modern vehicles that have sleek coupe-like rooflines but poor outward visibility. To reduce anxiety, surround-view camera systems project a bird’s-eye viewing angle onto the car’s infotainment system. From this perspective, you can maneuver your vehicle in tight spaces confidently.

More sophisticated versions of these systems offer several camera angles, including a front view and wheel close-ups. The most advanced iterations like those from Mercedes-Benz or Genesis can even generate a 360-degree 3D model of your vehicle. Towing-oriented surround-view camera systems are also available on some pickups such as the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra to make the process of hitching up a trailer much easier.

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