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A Geeky Guide To Converting Your Car Into A Mobile Technology Hub

Let’s face it; most of us love technology! These days it’s pretty hard to live in a world where little to no technology gets used on a daily basis. Even the cars we drive feature a lot of weird and wonderful gadgetry!

It’s no secret that the latest models on the market include some awesome gadgets and technology. But if we can’t afford to upgrade our cars, we are stuck with yesterday’s tech features.

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If you are a tech-centric kind of guy (or gal), and you want to improve what’s in your car, you’ve come to the right place! Today’s blog post will give you some ideas on how you can upgrade the technology in your car. Here is what you need to know:

You can do more with your mobile phone

Let me guess. The best in-car mobile phone technology you’ve got is a windscreen cradle for your device, am I right?

These days many of us are using our cars like mobile offices. We live to make and receive phone calls without our driving getting affected. Modern smartphones have Bluetooth built into them. That makes it easy to connect or “pair” them with the head units in our vehicles. With such a combination, we can use voice commands to control various functions of our mobiles.

And, if you’re an Apple geek, you can do more with your iPhone by installing a CarPlay-enabled head unit. Using it and the power of Siri, you can also compose and read text messages, stream music and use satellite navigation.

You can set up a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot

Do you ferry passengers in your car on a regular basis? Perhaps you spend a lot of time going online in the car when you take a break from driving. It would be nice if you had access to high-speed Internet on the go, wouldn’t it?

It’s now possible (and affordable) to install a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot in your car! The models you see for sale at Motorline Direct will doubtless have this functionality as standard. But you can retrofit such technology to your car too.

There are plenty of wireless 4G routers on the market designed for automotive use. If you have a basic grasp of electronics and IT skills, they will be a cinch for you to install!

Parking doesn’t have to be a nightmare

I don’t know about you, but I hate parallel parking! If it is one of your pet peeves too, technology can help you out. Most of today’s new cars feature front and rear parking sensors as standard. Many will even include reverse or “backup” cameras as well.

The good news is that you can fit these types of gadgets to any vehicle. Does your pride and joy have a built-in LCD screen in the dashboard? You can buy a “video interface” to help you connect your reverse cameras to those screens. That way, you don’t need to fill your dashboard with LCDs!

As you can see, there are plenty of options to upgrade the technology in your car. You are only limited by your imagination – and bank balance!