Five cool in-car technologies for your summer road trip
Cool in-car tech for your summerroad tripSchool will soon be out for summer, which means one thing: summer road tripseason. Make your car time survivable, and even enjoyable, with these cool in-cargadgets.By Jeff JedrasImage courtesy of debspoons at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Automotive Night VisionDelayed on your way to Walley World and need to drive at night? Hopefully yourcar is equipped with a night vision monitor to find things that go bump in thenight. A growing number of car companies offer it as an option on select models.
In-Car TelevisionWhile there’s now the trusty iPad or tablet as a handy portable option, the in-carvideo screen, whether attached to a media server, DVD player or, back in the day, aVHS VCR, is the classic road trip child distraction device.
iPhone Mount and TransmitterStay safe by going hands free. This mount from Naztech sends your music fromyour iPhone or iPod to your car stereo wirelessly via your FM radio, and chargesthe device as well. It’s one of many Apple-related car accessories.
Kensington ProximoTrying to find your car in a ginormous Walley World parking lot after a long day? Ifyou’ve left one of the Proximo fobs in your car, you can quickly find your way backusing the related iPhone app. No more excuses, Seinfeld.
In-car GPSYes, your smartphone has Google Maps. If your data service drops on your cross-country trip though, it’s useless. Get a dedicated in-car GPS device and you’ll makeit there safely. You can even pay a little more for celebrity voices – I pity the foolthat don’t turn right in 50 metres.