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4 Innovations in the automobile world that have changed the roads forever

In today’s world, where ingenious ways of using tech and the cloud are being revealed on an almost daily basis, the progress in the automobile industry is exhilarating. The avant-garde car industry never fails to amaze us with new technologies in the areas of safety, entertainment, usefulness, or simply pure innovation. It is full of examples of innovation that have revolutionised the way we see transportation and travel today.

Here are some advancements the world is thankful for that make the auto industry synonymous with innovation:

1. Teen Driver Technology
If you’ve been fussing over handing out the keys to your teenager, let some crafty tech ease your dilemma. Many cars these days come with built-in teen driving limitations that will send alerts to you if the car goes over a certain speed, switch off the stereo if the seatbelts are not used while driving, and even keep the stereo volume restricted to a judicial limit – never mind full blast!
1. Teen Driver Technology
2. Connected Mobile Apps
Here's another example of how smartphones have transformed everything, including how we communicate with our cars. Most car makers today render a connected smartphone app, some of which are better than others. The most rational ones are which let you lock and unlock doors, check the status of fuel and tire pressure, and even start the car remotely to let the engine warm up on cold winter mornings.

And why just cars, even insurance companies are offering services to keep insurance simple and convenient. One great example of a connected mobile app is Reliance Selfi, an App from Reliance General Insurance that aims at speeding and simplifying your insurance claims and policy renewal process. This app assists you with quick claim processing through live video calls with their claim experts and helps you track claim status in real time.
Connected Mobile Apps
Additionally, Reliance car insurance plans are carefully designed to offer enhanced protection at affordable rates with key benefits like - access to cashless network of more than 3800+ garages, instant renewal without paperwork, 24x7 emergency roadside assistance*, comprehensive vehicle insurance cover, and a range of add-on covers for enhanced protection.

3. LED/Xenon Headlights
A better headlight tech is crucial for night driving as it is the only thing between you and a crash. You could go for LED bulbs that rarely need replacement or older but still-excellent xenon systems to lighten up the roads and avoid night-time collisions. Many indulgent vehicles come with 'swivelling' bulbs that turn with the road to flood the corners with light and then there are auto-high beam systems that maximise your sight of the surroundings without blinding other drivers. So whenever you go for a test drive, try and go at night.
3. LEDXenon Headlights

4. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Where do most low-speed-but pricey car crashes happen? Parking lots! Most people find it difficult to back out of a parking spot, even with a rear-view backup camera, which is why rear-cross traffic alert is expedient. With sensors built into the rear of the car, you get alerted when vehicles are approaching, or pedestrians wandering behind your car. Most systems provide loud beeps, but some cars even brake automatically before a collision occurs.
4. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
While we're already using and experiencing these innovations, we can only expect what's in store for future cars. Based on what's currently being tested, some will work toward safety, some will use IoT, and some will just let us kick back and enjoy the ride. What technological innovations will you like to see in the automobile industry?

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