Our topic for this article is 9 favourite technologies in new pickup trucks and SUVs, but before that, we must differentiate them.
Sport utility vehicle or SUV is a car classification that combines elements of roadgoing passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive.
A pickup truck or pickup is a light-duty truck with an enclosed cabin, an open cargo area with low sides, and a tailgate.
Following are the favourite technologies in new pickup trucks and SUVs.
Volvo’s Bird’s-eye View
Volvo is known for its dedication to its work and its customers. They try very hard to improve every single problem just for their customers’ safety and security. As Volvos are significant, it is pretty hard to turn a big-size vehicle on some sharp edge turns. So Volvo resolved that problem by introducing Bird’s Eye View, a 360° camera. The 360degree camera is designed to provide you with a complete bird’s-eye-view of your Volvo by utilizing all of the cameras in the car simultaneously and integrating the views. This particular camera can be selected from any camera on the screen once it’s displayed.
Chevrolet In-Vehicle WiFi
As we all know, no one can live without their phones and internet in this era, so Chevrolet, loyal to their customers, introduced an In-Vehicle WiFi via a 4g LTE connection. The technology supports 7 devices at a time, allowing you to use Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, Disney Plus and any other streaming app. It also allows you to download any app in the infotainment system without asking the dealership for updates on software. You can do it by yourself. It is a pretty good option for a consumer. It saves a lot of time and money and provides full-time entertainment.
Mercedes-Benz PARKTRONIC Front and Rear Parking
The latest Mercedes Benz SUVs come with parking sensors at the front and back because Mercedes uses the Parktronic system, an advanced auto parking technology.
Parktronic not only helps you to park a car in a specific area, but it also identifies the driver about available parking slots.
It also tells the driver about the required wheel movement for parking the car. It also identifies the driver about obstacles near the car.
Volvo Active High Beam Control
While driving at night, using a High beam is normal because sometimes it is quite hard to encounter a nearby vehicle. Even most countries have the rule to use high beams on highways at night. High beams clear your vision and make the driver uncomfortable because they directly project the beam toward the car ahead.
So Volvo came up with the Active High Beam Control solution, which automatically detects the car ahead and shades the portion disturbing the car ahead.
AcuraWatch Self-Driving System Technologies
This Self Driving system is not like Tesla’s system, but it is an excellent feature of the company. It includes many features like the Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow. Each feature represents the future self-driving technology perfectly. It is reasonable for anyone to get a car with these features for $50k.
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) By Ford
Ford introduced this feature in 2017 while introducing the ford f-150 2017 model. After 20″ Rim size, they came up with BLIS (Blind Spot Information System). As f-150 is a substantial American pickup truck, it has some blind spots, which are quite dangerous for everyone on the road, So they invented BLIS to indicate to the driver about the car which is in the Blind spot of the car.
Ford Tailgate Step with Tailgate Lift Assist
In the new Ford F-150, ford came with a step and tailgate lift assist, which are outstanding features of the company. It is tough to step in the truck’s flatbed, so the company added a step along with a stick, giving the user support so they can easily step in. The tailgate of this size truck is quite difficult to lift as it is cumbersome. Ford introduced Tailgate Lift Assist, a truck-mounted lift system, to solve this problem. It makes it very easy to close the tailgate without much effort.
Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control With Radar
After the invention of the Adaptive Cruise Control system with Radar, Ford started using it in its cars, offering this system in their new cars. This system works like a self-driving system but only maintains the speed constant. Still, radar monitors the vehicle ahead and maintains the required distance with that car, and after passing that car, this system maintains the speed that the user set.
Google Car Play And Apple Car Play System
Using the phone while driving is hazardous because the user is putting everyone’s life at risk. To stop this, Google and Apple introduced a car play system. Many companies started giving this feature to cars. This feature works when you connect your phone with the infotainment system. After connecting, all your phone apps and data will be on your car’s infotainment system so you can use it with voice commands or the steering control. It helps frequent phone users and saves everyone from accidents due to cell phone usage.
Technology is not bad; we are the ones who are using it in bad manners. Like these features, we can make a lot more to help everyone. These car features help many users and everyone else on the road.