The global automobile industry is increasingly developing, with new fascinating technologies being invented to make the car drivers’ life easy and safe. Starting from the various sorts of safety, power enhancement and creature comfort technologies, the world is moving towards automated car and anti-collision technologies that could change the way we think of driving today. However, all newly invented car technologies cannot be termed as great, but rather annoying or even hazardous. Some technologies even goofed-up badly and fizzled out in no time. Here are the top 5 new car technologies that can go wrong for the present year:
Annoying Warning Lights
We have smart, assisting and safer vehicles, or so the automobile giants round the world. However, these devices can go wrong sometimes, especially the multitude of warning lights that flood the new technologically rich vehicles. Something small could go wrong with all the warning lights glowing on your car dashboard, totally confusing you. This could hit someone’s panic button and be totally annoying.
False Exhaust Noise
Global car makers try hard to strike the right exhaust note. Some car makers have been doing it great for long. The modern performance cars also have great exhaust noise, for instance the BMW cars that enhance the noise with speakers to create the right power performance roar. This exhaust noise enhancing technology is required as the modern car cabins are highly insulation for great quiet and comfortable drives. Though the auto enthusiasts might need that exhaust noise for the power drive feel, the technology to actually create exhaust noise and then enhance it through the vehicle’s audio system seems to be really stupid.
Virtual Buttons for Critical Functions
The great modern touchscreen displays really make the dashboards clean. There are simply too many features that were non-existent years ago and keeping buttons for all the features on the control panel is nearly impossible. A touchscreen come to help in such a situation to un-clutter the dash which is good. However, some car makers take it too far and include even basic functions such as boot lid release and charging point access also touchscreen dependent which could really be annoying. What happens if the display screen fails?
Power Operated Doors
This is quite similar to the above problem. While power operated functions are very cool, this should not be included for the important door operation functions, and if so, there should be mandatory good old manual function also. Cars are but machines and they can malfunction. On an event such as an accident, manual door opening can save lives, while failed power door opening systems can trap the occupants killing them. Scary!
?The modern car drivers love everything smart. Keyless cars and pushbutton starts are especially in vogue. However, the smart keys are quite easily misplaced. The smart key systems should have warning systems when not present in the cabin, making the system more fool proof. While this technology rocks, car makers still need work on the safe keeping of the smart key.