spent the weekend driving the autobahn with rental cars while on a business trip.
Two awesome features i used the entire time and improved the drive:
- Windshield wiper sensors
I know this is already widely available here, but this is first time i ever used it. My drive was three hours through constant rain changes from massive downpour to very light showers to drips. The wipers constantly adjusted to the rain and i never had to keep playing around with the wiper settings. One less thing to manage and concentrate on for 3 hours.
- Holographic windshield displays (AWESOME!)
I never even knew this existed until i drove my uncles new BMW GT in bavaria this past Sunday. This one is amazing and extremely useful and it increases safety. Basically, it displays a holographic see through small image of your current speed, and the corresponding speed limit of the road you are driving on. The images are directly in front of the driver eyeline, so you dont have to shift your eyes away from the road and traffic to glance at the dash for this info. And linked with the gps it always lets you know when you are speeding.
Sometimes its hard to know what the speed limit is on any given road, as it constantly changes and many people forget what the last speed limit sign was. This holograph always shows the current limits, and lights up red whenever you go 10 km/h over the limit. Even on the autobahn the speed limits change all the time (its not all no speed limit like people here think). Again, one less thing to think and concentrate on. It looks awesome too, and only the person sitting in the drivers seat can see it.