Make Your Time On The Road More Efficient With These Top Tech Tips!

by BeemTech | Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 | 2200 views

Do you find that you spend a lot of time on the road each day? If so, you’re not alone. Driving is often the primary function of many people’s jobs. From transport drivers to sales reps, a life on the road is part of the job description.

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And if you don’t work, you might spend a lot of time driving if you wish to explore the world around you in your vehicle. Sometimes, people don’t make efficient use of their time when they’re on the road. If you’re worried that applies to you, the news isn’t all bad. That’s because technology can lend a helping hand! Check out these dynamite tips:

Buy a modern car

You might not think it, but the car you own might be a technology dinosaur! It’s a well-known fact that modern vehicles offer plenty of tech gadgets to help drivers on the road. They are designed to make travelling more productive, efficient and safer.

For instance, let me give you a recent example. I was having a look at the new IS 250 at Inchcape Lexus the other day, and I couldn’t help but notice the innovative multi-information display on the dashboard.

Not only does it tell you how fast you’re going, it displays other info like the titles of songs you’re listening to. It even shows the photo, name and number of a person calling you on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone!

Pre-book your parking spaces in advance

Are you in a rush to visit a customer? If so, the last thing you want to do is waste time looking for somewhere to park! The answer to this problem is simple: pre-book your parking spaces in advance.

Many intelligent car infotainment systems let you do that hands-free while you’re on the road. That way, you don’t have to stop, go on the Internet and check out some websites to help you achieve that goal. Everything is done by your car’s intelligent infotainment system!

Use voice commands to deal with calls, text messages and emails

Technology advances at such a rapid rate that it can sometimes be hard to keep up! These days, Bluetooth technology isn’t just for making and receiving hands-free calls.

For example, you can use car stereos equipped with Apple CarPlay to also manage text messages and emails too. All without taking your eyes off the road, and your hands off the steering wheel, of course!

As you might have guessed, you’ll need an Apple iPhone to use CarPlay. But similar systems are available for Android and Blackberry phones too.

Take advantage of satellite navigation

Last, but not least, it’s likely your car will have built-in GPS navigation as standard. For a busy road user like yourself, satellite navigation is a godsend! You can use it to plot routes to your destinations, of course.

But they also offer other features, such as live traffic reporting and details of amenities like local hotels and restaurants. Perfect for those of you that spend more time on the road than at home!

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