December 1, 2023


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The Tech Automotive Options You Can’t Stay With out (Twitter Ballot Outcomes) | The Day by day Drive

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Not fairly high-quality market analysis, however the outcomes are fascinating.

The Tech Car Features You Can’t Live Without
The Tech Automotive Options You Can’t Stay With out

I’ve the superb fortune to affix the Steve and Johnnie Show on Chicago’s WGN Radio a few occasions a month. We speak about vehicles and music, and the dialog sometimes wanders, nearly as good exchanges do.

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Just lately Johnnie (Johnnie Putman), having taken be aware of the principally absurd polls I conduct on Twitter (X, no matter), prompt I do one thing helpful with my time and ballot followers concerning their favourite modern-era automotive options—those they can not stay with out.

Although it had by no means occurred to me that I’d accomplish one thing helpful on Twitter, I accepted Johnnie’s problem. By means of a pair of Twitter polls (the primary one proved just a little restricted on voting choices) I plumbed the depth of the trendy American driver psyche. I share right here what I discovered.

Twitter Poll Results
Twitter Ballot Outcomes

Virtually 200 folks with clearly an excessive amount of time on their palms both voted in one of many polls, or left a remark sharing their favourite function. Whereas the outcomes could appear just a little apparent, one of many most-beloved options has truly been round for a really very long time.

As I’m now weary from conducting each the polls, and subsequently spending hours doing exhaustive knowledge evaluation, I can’t promise to conduct additional significant analysis anytime quickly. Search for my “Mary Barra: Scorching or Not?” and “Finest Locations to Conduct Smokey Burnouts” polls within the days forward.

In regards to the reliability of this ballot: All of our “evaluation” passed off on a stolen steno pad utilizing a number-2 pencil and was fueled by a Large Gulp of Weight-reduction plan Pepsi. Additionally, the writer was listening to a newly downloaded Wes Montgomery album and should have been just a little distracted. And, and that is necessary, we have been polling folks on Twitter, so…

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Tech Automotive Options You Can’t Stay With out


Quantity One: Connectivity

Android Auto
Android Auto

Whereas listed as separate objects, Bluetooth and CarPlay/Android Auto have been primarily linked as a single function by respondent feedback. It’s clear that up to date drivers place a excessive worth on hands-free connectivity, and straightforward music/podcast entry. One assumes most of those people are common listeners of the Car Stuff Podcast, as a result of, why wouldn’t they be?

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Quantity Two: Again-Up Digicam

Back-up Camera
Again-up Digicam

Properly, duh. I left this off the listing, largely as a result of I forgot to incorporate it. However yeah, the back-up digicam was a security and comfort revelation when it got here on the scene early this century, and its presence in vehicles now’s required by regulation. How might I overlook how helpful a function that is?

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Quantity Three: Keyless Entry

Nissan Key Fob
Keyless Entry

I bought a 1999 Nissan Maxima utilized in 2001. Nice automotive. I took supply of the automotive with out the keyless-entry fobs as a result of that they had been misplaced by the earlier proprietor. Having by no means owned a automobile with keyless entry, I wasn’t too nervous about it. I lastly bought round to changing the fobs and my life was eternally modified. I had no concept what a beautiful comfort opening the automotive door remotely might be.

Appears most of you agree, as Keyless Entry proved to be the third most-popular tech function per my extremely scientific polling.


Your Ideas

Listed here are some feedback shared by Twitter people concerning their favourite options:

Shopper Information Automotive Stuff Podcast co-host Jill Ciminillo is a connectivity fiend, although she famously listens to horrible music.


Disturbingly, Matt didn’t listing the Automotive Stuff Podcast amongst his favorites.


Because of Daniel for making us all seem like spoiled whiners.


The anti-Daniel.


A few of us bear in mind. And that gunk we sprayed into the lock didn’t work practically in addition to marketed.


Basic. I ought to have listed it as a ballot possibility.




Thanks for making me really feel previous. And, I intend to drive for some time but, so…


Cruise management is good. Unsure it’s tech, nevertheless it’s good.


That is the man that goes to see a film and orders his popcorn unsalted and with out butter.

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