With Thanksgiving coming up, our thoughts are all turning to holiday meals, family conversations…and the inevitable road trip. While we don’t have any tips on how to deal with loud-mouthed relatives or the inevitable family political argument, we did collect our favorite 10 in-car technological features for your reading pleasure (and preparations for the long drives ahead).
With the exception of texting and driving–which is either illegal in your state, a horrendously bad idea, or both–Bluetooth ensures that there’s almost no good reason to pick up your phone while driving anymore. In-car Bluetooth has evolved over the years from using a microphone and your cars speakers to replicate a phone call, to adding steering wheel buttons and interactive on-screen controls to access speed dial. Almost more importantly, most Bluetooth-enabled cars now offer Bluetooth stereo, which gets rid of AUX cables and ports and wirelessly streams music from any device and any source.