There is nothing like driving, whether you are on a road trip, driving back roads for pleasure, or simply heading to work in the morning. There are thousands of accessories meant to make the driving experience much more enjoyable, but you need something that completely transforms the act of driving. Some are irreverent and others are lifesavers, but they are all must-haves for the frequent driver.
From Emoticons to Drivemocions
Have you ever wanted to let the driver behind you know how angry you are about their high beams or tailgating tendencies? Ever wanted to thank the woman who let you get in during rush hour’s heavy traffic congestion? If you feel the need to communicate with other drivers on the road but do not want to risk having a serious road rage moment, you need some emoticons. They are good enough for telegraphing your emotions over the Internet, so why not on the road?
All you need is a product like the Drivemocion EX Series LED Light Sign. Install it so the LED expressions shine through your back window and let your fellow drivers know exactly how you feel. An angry face is an ideal alternative to flipping the bird, while a sad face lets the guy behind you know that if he does not stop riding your bumper, you will cry—or maybe slam on your brakes.
Taking Hands-Free to the Next Level
With so many states incorporating laws against texting and driving or even using your cell phone when you''re behind the wheel, hands-free devices are literal lifesavers. They allow you to communicate without putting yourself or other drivers at risk. Instead of relying on standard accessories, however, try a mounted hands-free device. The Steering Wheel Mount Bluetooth Caller ID is perfect. Mounted right in the steering wheel, it lets you use voice activation to make calls, send text messages, and you can even listen to your favorite MP3s or FM stations.
Knight Rider Never Had Night Vision
If you have problems with night-driving or simply want to drive more safely in general, take your rear-view mirrors to the next level. Many cars now come with back-up sensors and detectors. More than just a mirror, these are monitors with anti-glare coating. They actually show you live feed video from a camera that you mount on your license plate. If you are backing up, trying to merge lanes, or parallel parking at night, they can easily save your car from an impact.
Going Green with Your GPS
GPS devices get better every day, but thus far nothing beats devices like the Ecoroute Navigation. Like a standard GPS, it gets you where you want to go without getting you lost. However, it also chooses the route that offers the most fuel efficiency for your particular vehicle. At the same time, the manufacturers promise that this GPS will cut your carbon emissions by an amazing 30 percent. In addition to finding the best routes for your trip, you are helping the environment.
There are lots of great automotive gadgets available, it is just a question of finding the best. What types of gadgets change the way you drive?