As soon as something new relating to technology and automobiles trends, does something new come down the road to immediately replace it? Are you one of those folks who feels the rush of adrenaline when you get the latest and greatest in auto technology? Or do you find yourself buying a new toy only to have it replaced or upgraded soon afterwards?
These are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to automobile trends and technology. Here are a few more you may want to consider before spending your next hard-earned dollar:
Should you keep up to speed or sit back and wait for the dust to settle?
Which gadgets and gizmos are evergreen and which become outdated as soon as the next big thing comes along?
How cost effective are these new technologies?
Are you trending just to keep up with the Jones’ or are you reaping the rewards of these new technologies?
Do you have a penchant for technology and must have anything and everything that’s new; or do you feel like countless others who simply can’t catch their breath when it comes to the automotive industry and technology?
For the most part, many or all of these questions ring true and are easily answered with a resounding yes. However, keeping up to speed with the latest in auto technology does not have to present itself as such a daunting encounter. There are three important factors to consider when looking toward new trends in technology within the auto industry.
3 of the most important factors to consider when looking toward technology that’s trending:
Innovation – is this simply a new must-have toy or will it offer real value for you? If you go old-school on this one, you will never fail. Is this something that is offering you a “status upgrade” or is this new gadget offering you real value for your dollar? Of course, if you are in a position to frivolously purchase new goods on a whim, then perhaps this category does not apply. However, for most everyday folks, this is one of the most important questions. Is this something that can wait until the next big thing comes along or does this provide real value dollar for dollar?
Timeless – will it be evergreen? Some technology purchases are timeless. Of course, there will be newer versions and some upgrades. Think of it this way, is that bluetooth technology and integrated GPS something you would want in your car as you pass it on to your newly licensed teen driver? Sure, why not, while they may be outdated for you, for your new teen driver, they are timeless.
Safety – does it distract or provide safety features. Once again, this is an important factor to consider. Some technology featured in automobiles such as touch screen car controls may provide an unwanted distraction. Taking your eyes off the road and your hands off the wheel could turn out to be too much of a good thing. On the other hand, if new car technology helps to prevent an accident such as forward collision mitigation or a backup camera, then these new technologies have you covered from front to back.
There are plenty of questions to ask yourself and three important factors to consider when it comes to technology and automobiles. If having the technology makes sense financially and will benefit you in both the long term and the short term, we see no reason not to have it!