Remember the days when cars used to be simple? When you've got the steering wheel and the gear stick right beside you, manual controls for your wiper and side mirrors by your wheel, and windows that you had to manually roll up and down?
Cars are filled with all sorts of modern tech nowadays, from lights that turn on and off (and dim!) automatically to power windows and sensors at the back that tell you if you're parking too close to the wall.
But aside from added convenience, all this car tech has also made driving more safe. Here are a couple of factoids to back that up:
- In 2006, a brake assisting system was debuted by Mercedes, which enables the car to brake autonomously when a collision is imminent
- Rear-view cameras alert you if a car is approaching or not (and helps while you're backing up)
- And of course, there's GPS to make sure that you don't end up lost when you're driving in an unknown (and particularly shady) neighborhood