The pleasure of driving a good car, on an open road, with the warm summer breeze blowing in your hair can only be increased by the best gadgets and accessories available on the market. After all, we could all use a cup holder and a stand for our phone, but there’s so much more to work with!
The list of gadgets and accessories one could use to improve the driving experience can be quite long, but below we’ll only mention the top five that are an absolute must to establish yourself as a seasoned driver.
#1: Smart Wheel
One of the most alarming trends among young drivers is the lack of focus. Honestly, self-driving cars that don’t need human assistance couldn’t get here fast enough, but given we’ll have to wait at least a few years more, for now, we have to make do with a gadget like Smart Wheel.
This is a cover that fits over most steering wheels and communicates with your phone via Bluetooth. The cover also uses sensing technology to keep you focused on the road and provides real-time feedback when it senses you get distracted while behind the wheel.
Smart Wheel tracks your driving skills and sends the data to an app on your phone. This way, you get an accurate report of your habits as a driver and you learn where you could use a bit more training.
#2: Exploride Head up Display
If you like futuristic gadgets, this display will be right up your alley!
The device is to be installed on your dashboard and features a transparent display that allows you to see everything happening on the road while reading navigation instructions. It’s almost like your car is equipped with a smart windshield, that’s capable of displaying various information so you can read them without losing focus.
The display runs on a quad-core processor, features IR and Bluetooth, and has 2GB of RAM. The cool thing is that you can also use it as a handsfree device as it has voice call integrated features. But it’s not just about GPS and calls; the Exploride device can also help select music and radio stations, and runs apps.
#3: Private Plates
For now, the plate is more of a vanity accessory than it is a gadget, but we’re hoping that future technology and regulations will make it a more useful device. Until then, you should have a bit of fun with some witty private plates that will put your car in the spotlight.
Even more, it can also be a smart investment if you decide to sell your numbers after a while.
#4: Seatbelt Cutter & Window Breaker
There are many conditions that can lead to a car accident and the increasing number of drivers who text behind the wheel is definitely one of them! So, in the unfortunate situation that you are involved in a car crash, it’s best to have this device handy.
The seatbelt cutter will help in freeing yourself if the car is thrown from the rod or flipped over and the seatbelt won’t allow you to get out of the car. The window breaker is a tool, specially designed to shatter the windows in the case the doors are jammed.
Usually, this is a 2-in-1 device that can easily fit in your hand and can be kept in the purse or even used as a keychain. The idea is to keep it close so you can use it, if the situation arises.
#5: A dash cam
You don’t have to be a YouTuber to make use of a dash cam in traffic! These devices can be extremely useful in a wide range of situations, but the best one is that they can establish fault in the case of an accident.
One such cool device is a dashboard camera from Garmin that features HD video at 30 fps. The captured image is crystal-clear so you can use it to make cool videos of scenic views if you want. However, the image clarity is extremely useful in the case of a brush with a reckless driver.
A Few Final Words
We like to recommend these accessories and gadgets because they make our roads safer, but also support the pleasure of driving. Of course, the list could be longer, but we’re also looking forward to hearing about your favorite gadgets and accessories while behind the wheel.