The automobile is one of the most impactful inventions in human history. Cars have evolved over time to become safer, faster, more efficient, more comfortable and easier to operate. Several gadgets have likewise been invented to make our cars better and in turn make our lives surprisingly easier. These gadgets are not just cool but very functional and efficient.
These are a few of what we consider to be the coolest gadgets of 2018
1. Portable Jumper Starter Kit
One of a drivers worst nightmare is having your vehicle break down either late at night or on an isolated road where getting other motorists to stop and help jump start your battery is next to impossible. The portable jumper starter kit are made for times like these, you could get one with additional features such as a flashlight or a USB port.
2. Tire Pressure Monitoring System
This device was created to replace the handheld pressure gauge. It helps you monitor the health of your tires. Some come with Bluetooth capabilities giving you information about your tires transmitted directly to your smartphone.
3. Dash Cam
This camera mounted on the dashboard records your entire trip. It has proven to be an exceptional tool in determining fault in case of an accident. Using a dash camera will not protect you physically but it’s a very useful car insurance tool and could be used to make memorable videos of your trip.
4. GPS Tracker
This device connects with your smartphone feeds you with real time information about the location of your car. It is very useful for parents who needs to keep tabs on their kids and in cases of theft.
5. Rear View Camera
This type of camera is attached to the rear of the car and it helps you avoid rear collisions. The camera streams live footage to your phone and alerts you in case of a possible collision.
6. Car Seat Organiser
This storage system helps you organise the clutter in your car. It is ideal for families with lots of stuff or hoarders who don’t throw anything out. Best of all is how easy it is to install, it could be hung with a strap at the back of the seat.
7. Head Up Display
This is a simple, compact device which displays information about your car and its surroundings. It shows helpful titbits like direction, speed and temperature.
8. Seat Belt Cutter and Window Glass Breaker
As its name implies, this very handy device is very useful in cases of emergencies. It is very portable and may be used to cut the seat belt and break the window glass when you or someone else is trapped in the car.
9. Smart Car Adapter
This small device pairs via Bluetooth with your phone to diagnose your engine problems, call emergency services in case of an accident, help locate your vehicle and perform several other functions all while plugged in to the on board diagnostics (OBD) port of your car.
10. Key finder
One of the greatest annoyances is looking for your key and not finding it, prompting the need for a gadget which allows you locate your keys easily. A good quality key finder is Bluetooth enabled and fits easily on any key chain and you can track it using an accompanying mobile app.