Car Tech: 5 of the Coolest Gadgets For Your Vehicle

Cars are universal: Almost every country has their own concepts and designs of how cars should be made and what they should be able to do. Not only does this give a lot of variety for the car enthusiast in determining what ride they prefer, but it also helps in the development of advanced technologies for vehicles. Not everyone can afford the latest model but it doesn’t mean those desirable features are out of reach. We’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest and newest tech gadgets to add to your car to make it feel like you have the 2015 model.

1. CarLock

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Keep your car secure at all times with the anti theft CarLock device that plugs right into your car’s OBD (on-board diagnostics) system, no special installation required. Download the free CarLock app called CarLock Cloud and monitor your car’s security from anywhere. The app works even if it is not running on your phone and keeps the lock connected to your car. The moment someone tries to break into your car or suspicious activity is detected your phone is alerted.

2. Navdy Car HUD



If you want to feel like you are driving in the future then pre-order your own Navdy Head-Up Display. Navdy projects information directly in your eye sight about six feet in front of the dashboard. It works with the apps that are preexistence on your phone so that no service plan is required. Simply command the device to “call mom,” “navigate to home,” or “reply to email” with a simple voice command. You can also customize which application notifications appear on your display such as text messages, or productivity and social applications. One ride with this device, and you’ll wonder how humans ever drove without it before.

3. Flir Path FindIR II Thermal Imaging Camera



Ever wish you could have super-human night vision, or at least be able to see the roads at night? The PathFindIR II thermal imaging camera allows you to do just that. PathFindIR uses a 320×240 thermal camera system with a 38-micron pixel pitch and integral 19mm lens which allow you to see more clearly at night. It it compatible with most monitors and displays as it runs a standard NTSC or PAL video signal out. Never fear driving in the night again.

4. ZENS QI Wireless Car Charger



Put your cup holder to good use with the ZENS Qi Wireless car charger. Designed to fit in the standard cup holder, the Qi-enabled cup holder lets you charge compatible smartphones by simply dropping it in, with no cables required. It is powered by your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power adapter and connects to the cup-holder. Never let your phone go thirsty again.

5. Drive 4G-X Cell Phone Signal Booster

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Sick of your phone signal going out when you are driving? Outsmart the cell-phone company and get the Drive 4G-X cell phone signal booster which provides a 60% larger service range than other boosters on the market. It also creates faster data downloads and provides up to 2 hours additional talk time in weak-signal areas. Drive 4G-X installs in minutes and works with all United States and Canadian cell phone carriers. This particular booster from Wilson Electronics is made for picking up voice and data and for multiple users. Go to their website here to see their full line of products both for the home and car, which can be customized for any scenario.

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