2014 Car Features

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  • Auto Lane Keeping
    Several luxury automakers have systems that utilize cameras and sensors that will automatically make minor steering adjustments to help keep the car centered between highway lane markers.
    Auto Lane Keeping
    Several luxury automakers have systems that utilize cameras and sensors that will automatically make minor steering adjustments to help keep the car centered between highway lane markers.
  • Automatic Brake Hold
    Volkswagen and Acura have a feature that will keep the car's brakes engaged for up to 10 minutes so the driver won't have to keep his or her foot on the pedal or apply the parking brake.
    Automatic Brake Hold
    Volkswagen and Acura have a feature that will keep the car's brakes engaged for up to 10 minutes so the driver won't have to keep his or her foot on the pedal or apply the parking brake.
  • HondaVac
    Honda teamed up with the makers of the Shop-Vac to offer a cool feature for the 2014 Odyssey. The popular minivan now boasts a built-in vacuum homed in the rear cargo area. The vacuum is capable of cleaning up crumbs in all corners of the vehicle.
    HondaVac
    Honda teamed up with the makers of the Shop-Vac to offer a cool feature for the 2014 Odyssey. The popular minivan now boasts a built-in vacuum homed in the rear cargo area. The vacuum is capable of cleaning up crumbs in all corners of the vehicle.
  • Hidden Door Handles
    Jaguar's F-Type sports car has a large price tag but that's because it has amazing features like hidden door handles that extend automatically. The handles remain flush with the bodywork and deploy when the car is unlocked. When the car is put into drive the handles retract back into the doors.
    Hidden Door Handles
    Jaguar's F-Type sports car has a large price tag but that's because it has amazing features like hidden door handles that extend automatically. The handles remain flush with the bodywork and deploy when the car is unlocked. When the car is put into drive the handles retract back into the doors.
  • Hot Stone Massage
    Mercedes-Benz redesigned its S-Class model with available automated heated and cooled front seats that pack 14 adjustable air bladders for customized back support and to simulate a shiatsu hot stone massage.
    Hot Stone Massage
    Mercedes-Benz redesigned its S-Class model with available automated heated and cooled front seats that pack 14 adjustable air bladders for customized back support and to simulate a shiatsu hot stone massage.
  • Hydrophobic Windows
    For its 2014 Cadenz, Kia touts hydrophobic windows which help preserve outward visibility during heavy rainfall.
    Hydrophobic Windows
    For its 2014 Cadenz, Kia touts hydrophobic windows which help preserve outward visibility during heavy rainfall.
  • I-ELOOP
    Mazda took a page from hybrid models and added I-ELOOP to its 6 model which saves on fuel by storing power in the vehicle's electrical components.
    I-ELOOP
    Mazda took a page from hybrid models and added I-ELOOP to its 6 model which saves on fuel by storing power in the vehicle's electrical components.
  • i-Key
    People who share their luxury vehicle may want to check out the 2014 Infiniti Q50. The sedan has the ability to recognize up to four drivers by his or her key fob and will automatically adjust the seat, mirror, climate control and radio presets.
    i-Key
    People who share their luxury vehicle may want to check out the 2014 Infiniti Q50. The sedan has the ability to recognize up to four drivers by his or her key fob and will automatically adjust the seat, mirror, climate control and radio presets.
  • Collision Avoidance
    A Collision Warning feature notifies the driver of an imminent collision and prepares the vehicle to mitigate damage. Some models offer an Autonomous Braking System, which allows the vehicle to brake in an emergency without any driver input. Automakers such as Honda and Subaru added a Lane Departure Warning (LDW). It alerts drivers when a lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use.
    Collision Avoidance
    A Collision Warning feature notifies the driver of an imminent collision and prepares the vehicle to mitigate damage. Some models offer an Autonomous Braking System, which allows the vehicle to brake in an emergency without any driver input. Automakers such as Honda and Subaru added a Lane Departure Warning (LDW). It alerts drivers when a lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use.
  • Adaptive cruise control
    Subaru added an Adaptive Cruise Control system which can maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of it, braking and/or accelerating the car as needed to maintain the driver-selected target speed and traveling distance. They system can fully brake the vehicle to a stop if the system locks on to a vehicle ahead. Adaptive Cruise Control is operational from 1 to 87 mph and intended for freeway use.
    Adaptive cruise control
    Subaru added an Adaptive Cruise Control system which can maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of it, braking and/or accelerating the car as needed to maintain the driver-selected target speed and traveling distance. They system can fully brake the vehicle to a stop if the system locks on to a vehicle ahead. Adaptive Cruise Control is operational from 1 to 87 mph and intended for freeway use.
  • Digital Instrument Panel
    Dodge nestled a customizable 7-inch TFT display between the physical RPM and fuel gauges of their Dart model. The digital instrument gives passengers the ability to change the look of their speedometer with four different preset styles. Dart owners can change the information laid out in the corners of the screen including: time, date and available driving range. Turn-by-turn directions are also delivered to the display.
    Digital Instrument Panel
    Dodge nestled a customizable 7-inch TFT display between the physical RPM and fuel gauges of their Dart model. The digital instrument gives passengers the ability to change the look of their speedometer with four different preset styles. Dart owners can change the information laid out in the corners of the screen including: time, date and available driving range. Turn-by-turn directions are also delivered to the display.
  • Electronic Parking Brake
    Electric parking brakes (EPB) are typically operated by a button on the dashboard which operates an electric motor to actuate the brake cables. For cars with a manual transmission, the EPB system automatically holds the vehicle in place and, in most cases, will release it when needed to allow a smooth start on a hill. About 10 percent of new cars are expected to have the EPB feature by 2015.
    Electronic Parking Brake
    Electric parking brakes (EPB) are typically operated by a button on the dashboard which operates an electric motor to actuate the brake cables. For cars with a manual transmission, the EPB system automatically holds the vehicle in place and, in most cases, will release it when needed to allow a smooth start on a hill. About 10 percent of new cars are expected to have the EPB feature by 2015.
  • Wi-Fi
    A new OnStar 4G LTE connection rollout will bring a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to most Chevrolet vehicles. This will allow passengers to connect their personal devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless internet. Each vehicle can accommodate multiple devices at one time.
    Wi-Fi
    A new OnStar 4G LTE connection rollout will bring a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to most Chevrolet vehicles. This will allow passengers to connect their personal devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless internet. Each vehicle can accommodate multiple devices at one time.

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