Coolest Car Gadgets & Accessories Available in India
Top 10 Gadgets & Accessories for your Car
With the time we spend travelling and with the memories we make during those journeys, a car becomes more than just a means of travel. Modern cars come equipped with a lot of additional features that make your drive comfortable, help you navigate as well as entertain during your travels. A lot of the older models do not come with these features and even if you are planning to buy a new car, the fully loaded top variant can cost a lot as well. e.g externally fitted infotainment systems can be a lot cheaper that the top variant with inbuilt system. Below are a few of the gadgets and accessories to make your car stand out.
1. Car Vent Mount for Smartphone
The car vent mount is a must-have if you do not have a GPS or infotainment system in place. The smartphone holder helps secure your phone perfectly and keep it in the view while driving your car.
2. Automotive Smart Lighting
This device can make your car go from meh to wow. The led trim provided with the device can be fitted into space between two panels. The lights can be changed into 49 different colours and can be controlled from your smartphone device.
3. Car Air Purifiers
If you live in a city, extreme traffic is something you are familiar with. Being in the city traffic exposes you to pollutants from car emissions constantly. Such pollutants can cause a lot of respiratory diseases and if you are a frequent traveler, it can get worse with each passing day. Air conditioning filters do remove some of the pollutants, but the smaller ones always pass through. In such cases, opting for air purifiers is the best bet to get the best air quality possible. Depending on the product you choose, you can get one with purity indicator and bacteria filtration.
4. GPS Trackers
A dedicated GPS tracking system is a must for your car. The trackers not only help you navigate and track your vehicle but the exclusive device also record driving habits of the people who are driving and send alerts during an incident. Depending on the quality, the GPS tracker consists from a touchscreen to waterproof properties to a program that lets you view the address and time of existence of vehicle at every place it visited and all the stops the vehicle made during the journey.
Few of the popular GPS trackers:
TomTom Start-20 GPS Navigation System
Garmin GPS etrex10
Autowiz Obd Gps Car Tracker.
Akari GPS Tracker
SAM GPS Security Mini Waterproof GPS Tracker.
5. Car Mobile Charger
If you belong to half of the population that often forgets to keep the battery life of the phone alive, you should definitely invest in a car charger. The USB car charger is one of the cheapest options that helps you charge the phone on the go.
6. Dash Cam
This HD device lets you capture audio and video recordings with GPS. Depending on the device you chose, it lets you capture the audio and video along with the exact location and time of the event. You can record your drive with the help of this ‘CCTV for your car’. Depending on the device, features like an automatic incident detection with customizable sensitivity setting that lets you know In case of an
incident like a collision or hard braking is provided. In this, the sensor will detect the incident and the camera will save your current, last and next recordings to preserve the time and location of the event.
7. Head-Up Display (HUDs)
as the old belief goes, any newest technology is tried and tested by the military before it is made available to the public. The HUDs are one such example and were used in fighter jets before they were introduced in the automobile industry. The motive of this device is for drivers to keep their eyes on the road by keeping the key information directly in the line of sight.
8. GoPro HD Hero 8
Unlike dashcams that only saves the events during an incident, this new tiny camera helps capture the otherwise beautiful and happiest moment during the travel. The newest camera comes with the smoothest footage and smart-capture superpower. The hero 8 is the best tool to carry during a road trip to capture the beautiful lanes, high mountains, serene coasts and much more. The mini camera not only captures on-the-go footage but also can create a time-lapse movie that enables your audience to travel hundreds of miles in just a few minutes. The waterproof camera also gets a powerful LED lighting,
shotgun-mic performance, 3.5mm mic and HDMI-out ports and two cold-shoe mounts in one. The camera comes with Rechargeable Battery, Curved Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Thumb Screw, Plus a Free 32GB SD Card.
MRP: Rs. 39,500
9. Vehicle Infotainment System
Infotainment system ensure a simple way to exchange information between driver, vehicle and outside. They make the drivers feel at home and makes their drive comfortable, safe, entertained and seamlessly connected with their smartphone. The systems interfaces via touch screen displays, button panel, voice commands etc. The newest in vehicle's infotainment systems connects with all the smart automotive technologies like telematics devices, sensors and much more. An infotainment device is one of the must-have in the car gadget bucket list.
10. Tire Pressure Monitoring System
While you are planning for a long road trip or driving during the night or just having a regular city commute, tire pressure monitoring can come extremely handy. A small puncture can deflate the tire in just a few hours. Knowing your tire pressure can help you take the appropriate action before it's too late. The TPMS can cost anywhere between Rs. 6,000-Rs. 15,000.
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