One might not understand the true grasp of technology on the automotive industry but it is becoming more and more apparent that the automotive world is dependent on technology and all it has to offer. As technology began to evolve, the automotive industry took notice and began to incorporate new technologies into their new vehicles. One of the first technologies to take effect in vehicles was power steering and then power windows. The industry then moved on to anti lock brakes and all-wheel drive.
As technology continued to evolve CDs and CD players were invented. The automotive industry saw their popularity explode and decided to start offering CD players in their new vehicle models. Then came satellite radio, MP3 players, and iPods. Almost every single new car model has the ability to connect to satellite radio and play music from an MP3 player or an iPod. When navigation devices were invented, you could only get them into a car if you carried them with you and mounted them to the dashboard. Now you can purchase a car with a built-in navigation system in the center console.
The automotive industry has benefited greatly from the evolution of technology and will continue to do so with each new innovation. There are vehicles on the market these days that allow you to make phone calls through the vehicle instead of using a hand held cell phone. You can plug the phone into the console and use your voice to activate phone calls or answer the phone when it rings. This feature, which has become incredibly common in brand new vehicles, keeps the driver safe while operating the vehicle. The driver does not have to hold the cell phone in one hand and the wheel in the other hand. The driver can keep both hands on the wheel at all times with this feature.