When it comes to the history of car technology, there have been a lot of changes in the way we use our cars over time. In fact, some of these innovations are so common that we take them for granted now. But if you think about it, they are pretty amazing.
When you start your car, you don’t need to worry about turning the key in the ignition and hoping that the engine will turn over—the engine starts automatically when you push a button!
You don’t have to worry about getting lost or having trouble finding an address because your car will tell you exactly where to go. And if you miss a turn, your car will automatically reroute you!
If you want music while driving, all you have to do is turn on your favorite station and press play. No more worrying about losing those annoying CDs you put in your player—your car has everything right at your fingertips!
One example is electric cars. In past decades, electric cars were not widely available or popular because they were not as powerful or durable as gas-powered vehicles. But now electric cars are becoming more popular because they are more efficient and environmentally friendly than regular cars.
Another example is in-car radio. Before the invention of satellite radio and streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music, all music was played on CDs or cassettes that needed to be changed regularly—a tedious process! Nowadays we can listen to whatever we want whenever we want without having to worry about changing discs or tapes every few hours (or even days).
Anti-lock brakes (ABS) weren’t invented until 1968 and became standard equipment on most vehicles by 1990 . This technology prevents skidding during braking by keeping the wheels from spinning out of control due to pressure from uneven surfaces such as ice or mud puddles during bad weather conditions like snowstorms where traction is limited at best due to reduced traction.