With 2017 coming to a close, industry attention naturally turns to forecasts for 2018 automotive trends. CBT Automotive Network, a platform for retail automotive professionals, recently highlighted the key car buying trends for 2018. Of course we at Drivemode noticed that safety, connectivity, and infotainment are the areas that new car buyers are focusing on most and the automotive industry has begun to respond in their 2018 models.
Many safety features that were previously available only as premium options are becoming mandatory. For example, rear-facing cameras will be required for all new vehicles by May 2018. Similarly, in an effort to respond to the issues of teen drivers, economy models from Chevrolet and Nissan include speed warnings and curfew alerts for parents. Infotainment features like touchscreens and device syncing are certainly expected in 2018, with proprietary driving apps being built in by several companies, including, most recently Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet.
However, for the millions of consumers who are not in the market to buy a new car in 2018, we will continue to make safety and infotainment features more accessible and effective for them. Since its first release, Drivemode has developed its technology for safer, more connected driving. No matter what make or model of car you have, or even if you drive different vehicles through carsharing or work fleets, you can use Drivemode for a better driving experience.
Our simplified driving interface makes your music, navigation, and contacts safely accessible, without the need of an in-car infotainment system, while also adhering to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety guidelines for driving apps. We are continuously developing helpful features to improve safety and reduce driving stress, like our recent addition of location sharing. Even if you drive an old beater, Drivemode gives you access to the newest technology that helps keep you safely connected in your car. You don’t need to wait until 2018, you can upgrade your drive today with Drivemode.