Hundreds of motorists really feel ‘overwhelmed’ by the technical capabilities of their automobiles – with cruise management, assisted parking and getting linked to Bluetooth among the many most baffling options.
A examine of 500 automotive house owners with a automobile lower than two years outdated, commissioned by Hyundai, discovered that 68 per cent stated they wrestle to become familiar with all the things – shocked by the likes of sport mode, digital handbrakes and autonomous emergency braking.
And 40 per cent don’t imagine they’re utilizing their beloved automobile to its full potential – regardless of it being the most costly tech buy for 86 per cent.
Sat-navs, voice activation and reverse parking cameras are additionally issues that bemuse drivers, whereas 19 per cent haven’t even heard of blind spot alert, and 18 per cent don’t learn about lane help or a digital key.
The analysis additionally discovered it took six months for 55 per cent to find their motor got here with sure options.
Hyundai has created a quiz to show the untapped potential of contemporary know-how in new automobiles and provides drivers the information they should make their automotive proudly owning expertise extra pleasurable.
And sooner or later, motorists want to see new tech that helps with consolation (48 per cent), adopted by security (40 per cent), leisure (33 per cent), navigation (31 per cent), and self-driving (23 per cent).
It additionally emerged these underneath 40 are considerably extra prone to need extra consolation of their automotive, in comparison with older folks, and 52 per cent of under-30s need extra in-car leisure.
“It’s attention-grabbing to see the divide between tech adoption in our wider way of life selections and that in our autos,” stated Ashley Andrew, president of Hyundai Motor UK.
“We wish to empower all drivers to embrace the know-how obtainable to them and seize the chance to interact with our modern tech for a extra pleasurable expertise.”
High 20 items of know-how in a automotive that baffle trendy automotive house owners
- Cruise management
- Assisted parking
- Connecting completely different Bluetooth units
- Sports activities mode
- Lane help
- Assisted braking
- Completely different change location for fog lights
- Wi-fi smartphone connectivity/charging
- Digital handbrakes
- Sat nav
- Heated steering wheel
- Local weather management
- Voice activation/recognition
- Blind spot detection
- Distant engine beginning
- Reverse parking digicam
- Computerized boot
- Blind-spot alert
- Therapeutic massage seats
- 360-degree digicam