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View: Finding New Love With Connected and Driverless Cars

Connected and Driverless cars are the future and they don’t spoil the fun of driving. By Siddhartha Sharma

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Connected Cars are the future (Photo: Audi)

Cars have evolved to a point that they are soon becoming like our everyday gadgets. It started with Bluetooth syncs with our smartphones and now many cars have a brain of their own.

Connected cars is what they are calling them, and many are a little disappointed that the driving pleasure is taken away from them with all this sophistication.

As humans we love to push buttons and see the magic that unfolds. Modern technology enables us to be so efficient that now we have stopped caring about those little magic tricks that it produces. And there are always options to flick the switch off and enjoy the ride in that car with full control.

Connected cars now sync your smartphones automatically as soon as you sit inside them. They even have apps integrated in them for your convenience like navigation and emergency dials. The next step is towards driverless cars.

Audi and Volkswagen have already shown their love for technology with Auto piloted parking. The cars park themselves inside a parking spot now. And then this year Mercedes Benz and Audi showcased their driverless cars at Consumer Electronic Show, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Driverless cars really dont mean that nobody’s driving them. It just helps the driver to multitask and be safe. Consider it like auto-pilot in an airplane. I am sure not all of us think of commuter roads as race tracks. And with all the traffic around if the car can drive you to your destination, what’s the harm?

Audi Q7 MMI panel (Photo: Audi)
Audi Q7 MMI panel (Photo: Audi)

Technologies like ABS (Anti Lock Braking systems) and ESP (Electronic stability program) along with airbags makes the passenger feel safe and when the time comes they have been known to save lives. Sure these things limit drivers to experience the adrenaline rush, but if you really feel the need for speed turning off these systems is easy. Press the disable button.

Plus look at the posh and plush buttons most of these cars have to offer. They are just beautiful.

If you want a rush in your life, I say, buy a dune buggy or a car like Thar which is low tech. But if you are an daily driver, these cars won’t be able to save your life in an even of an accident.

Connected cars is the future guys, and it’s awesome. You can still have that adrenaline rush and drift your car around corners, but trust me parking a car in a country like India is no fun. If a car can do it by itself, why bother.

I love driving over the weekends, but when I drive to work all I need is a bit of comfort some good music and safety.

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