Should I make my car a smart car?
January 21, 2013 8:00 AM Subscribe
We talked about smart houses
before on AskMeFi, now what about smart cars? I'd like to smarten up my car a little, especially for parking.
posted by Rosie M. Banks to travel & transportation (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've come across references to what were called "ass whiskers" here on AskMeFi as parking aids, so I googled "parking sensors" and came up with some hits and reviews - unfortunately almost all of them were UK-based, and I'm in the US.
Do any of you US-based drivers have parking sensors? Do they help? Parking is my Achilles' heel. The only accident I've had in many years of not-even-a-speeding-ticket driving has been a parking-lot fender-bender. I drive around the block rather than try to park in a tight space. I'm just awful at parking even with practice. I'm thinking sensors will help.
Are there any other devices you use to raise your car's IQ? I already use GPS. Anything else that I can buy that isn't outrageously expensive that is worth it? Especially for parking and for driving at night (I can drive at night and my eye doctor says my night vision is great. I just don't like driving at night that much. In fact, I hate nighttime in general but that's another post.)
I drive a 2004 Honda Civic, so keep that in mind when making suggestions as I don't want to spend so much on devices that I might as well buy a new car. I'd like to keep this one for a while, as it's still a perfectly serviceable car.