November 15, 2021

Drivers tend to ignore these new car tech features

Cars are getting smarter. While you can’t buy a true self-driving car at a dealership, the vehicles that are available are still crammed full of the newest tech—even if some features are gimmicky. There’s just one problem: hardly anybody is actually using it.

Many seasoned drivers remember their first car with cruise control, or air conditioning. Heck, some people who started off in a Ford Model T have even gotten the chance to sit behind the wheel of an all-electric Mustang Mach-E. Technology has changed the way that the world uses the automobile, but some of the features found in modern cars seem to be a tad egregious. According to a new study from J.D. Power, based on a survey of more than 100,000 new-car owners, drivers seem to agree.

More than one in three advanced technologies go unused during the average vehicle’s first 90 days of ownership. The biggest…

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