Has mankind’s advancement in technology gone too far? That question has been plaguing the minds of car enthusiasts everywhere. In the prime days of driving, families would take long distance road trips equipped with only a road map and fresh country air. Now, as most California drivers ed courses will go over, cars have Wi-Fi access, phone adapters, and even an opportunity to stream your favorite shows.
Some would argue smart cars and modern technology is the death of car ethics, perhaps it’s how CA feels about autonomous cars. But, these advancements could be a step in the safer direction. Cars come equipped with cameras, self-braking systems, and even autonomous operation. When push comes to shove, society as we know it will have to choose car ethics or car technology.
Autonomous cars could be taking away our classrooms. If cars are driving themselves now, what’s the point of taking a California driver’s ed class? At this rate, human drivers will have to sit back and relax, while smart computers navigate the roads with precision cameras and lasers.
Ride Sharing Apps
When you needed a ride 10 years ago, you would have to call up a friend. Now, some stranger picks you up in their car. Sure, you have on-demand car rides whenever you need it, but what about the moral implications of accepting rides from strangers that our parents instilled in us?
Rear View Cameras
Friends arguing over who was the best parallel parker was a common debate. Now, the ground is even as everyone seems to have rear view cameras installed in their cars. What once was a precision skill is now a common, simple task that anyone can accomplish.
Cars with Wi-Fi
Unless you were consuming your phone’s data, you couldn’t surf the web while driving. With the advancement in modern technology, cars have their own Wi-Fi. You can access the internet, stream music from your phone, and take another step into mankind’s inevitable merge with technology.
Streaming Services in Cars
Long road trips called for great conversations. Since you can now stream your favorite shows, movies, and videos from inside your car, you can say goodbye to deep conversations with your passengers. Instead of bursting out in a jolly road trip tune, passengers will be streaming videos of jolly road trip tunes.
Pink Noise Sound Protection
Before wrecking, in certain modern vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz 2016 E-Class, pink noise is played to prevent harmful audio damage to the ears. In the past, one of the insurance claims after wrecking was hearing loss damage. Looks like technology is getting rid of that too.
Advanced Lumbar Support
Ergonomic technology is making it easier for people to sit in your car. Car seats are becoming too efficient with advanced lumbar support. You could always tell how great a driver was by how bad their back hurt.
With the advancement in self-driving vehicles, comes the advancement of self-braking vehicles. Cars can predict an incoming crash quicker than most humans. The car’s computer will automatically brake if the driver’s reaction time isn’t quick enough. Back in our day, you had to calculate collision risks out of paranoia.
360° Video Recording
The latest technology to impact the auto-industry is the collection of 360° video data. Hitting curbs, awkward parking, and blind spots were facts of driving life. With 360° video recording, cars can stitch together a convenient view of all incoming obstacles. You used to be able to tell the history of a vehicle by how many scraps were on the side panels.