Today’s cars and trucks offer more technology than ever before, including integration with smartphones, tablets, watches, and more to make your drive more convenient and safer. Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, you can find the right options for you. Availability depends upon the vehicle’s technology and we encourage to check out the various makes and models available.
Go Hands-Free with Bluetooth
Most devices are compatible with Bluetooth, a wireless technology that allows you to operate your phone hands-free. Some automobile makes and models even read texts aloud and allow you to do speech-to-text without removing your hands from the wheel. When available, voice-activated technology helps you keep your focus where it belongs: on the road. If being able to make phone calls, send and receive texts easily is important to you, this is an option you will find in many vehicles.
Many vehicles integrate the microphone into your rearview mirror and/or call buttons on the steering wheel, which means you can keep your head up, eyes on the road, and hands on the wheel. Bluetooth has become standard on most cars and trucks, but compatibility varies. We suggest you bring your phone and test it with a vehicle’s system as part of your test drive.
Some cars and trucks now offer WiFi connectivity plans. The price for this service varies, as does the technology that allows it. Vehicles might include either a wireless router to create a mobile WiFi hotspot, 3H, 4G LTE WiFi (requires a subscription to a cellular network), or WiFi using in-car telematics.
Each automaker offers different services, and if you let us know what you need, we can make sure you get it! This connectivity might be especially important if you travel often and always need internet access or travel with kids that depend on connectivity.
You can enjoy music integration with your smartphone and Bluetooth through streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify while you’re on the road. If you like to customize your music and playlists, this is a great option to look for in your next vehicle. It works with Amazon Music and more.
Emergency communications send automatic calls to emergency services in the event of an accident. This technology offers another layer of safety so you can focus on what matters while you’re on the road.
With the vast array of options, it can be difficult to know which automobiles offer which conveniences and safety features. We can help you find a car or truck with the technology you want.