When I think of in-car technology, I think of seat-back DVD players that I jealously see in family cars. Why jealously? Well, because our car doesn’t have anything like this and I think it would be superb for keeping our children entertained on long journeys.
Long journeys, by the way, are something we’re quite experienced at as a family. With my wife’s mother and father up in Scotland we occasionally drive the 400-ish miles to visit them.
This, of course, brings me on to the other piece of in-car technology that springs to mind, the sat-nav. To think we used to rely on maps to get from A-Z is quite amazing. I wouldn’t say they’re obsolete, but it is getting that way.
The in-car infographic below comes from Halfords. It charts the development of audio and stereo systems, through to the Renault 11, the first car with a talking, digital dashboard, and up to the present day and the BMW235i self-driving car. I mention the Renault 11, by the way, because I remember one of my neighbours having one and us kids were simply in awe of it (this was the early 1980s after all).
Do take a look and tell me; what is your favourite piece of in-car technology? What motoring accessory can you not live without?
Disclosure; this post was produced in partnership with Halfords.