Archive for January, 2014

Computers In Cars – A Necessity or An Option?

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Computers In Cars – A Necessity or An Option_1.24.14Computers have become integral parts of our everyday lives. Whether they’re sitting on our desks or in our pockets we’ve become increasingly dependent on these devices to keep us connected and informed.  Computers have also become integral to our cars – from our navigation systems that get us to where we need to go to our dvd players that entertain our kids while we get there.

While we rely on the technology in our vehicles every day – do we really need it?  There was a time when the technology didn’t exist (think about your parents walking uphill both ways to school… in the snow).   Our parents didn’t need the technology, so do we?  Or is it an advantage that we have in today’s fast-paced world?

The upsides of computerization generally outweigh the bad stuff. For example, we’re now able to update our cars over the air, just like we update our laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Safety systems like OnStar and entertainment features like SiriusXM already work on a subscription model, and if users stop paying, they lose the benefit – which is where we weigh the good vs the bad, the benefit vs the necessity. That doesn’t just mean that we can get safety updates, it also means that, down the line, we’ll be able to access new features in our automobiles.  There’s no reason to think that a similar paradigm couldn’t be more broadly applied to automobiles in the not-to-distant future.

And for those who see the latest up-to-date technology as an option, not a necessity – rest assured that this is not a requirement in all vehicles.  You can still find a good old-fashioned vehicle, that runs on gas, gets you from point A to point B, and is reliable.

It’s the consumer’s choice – a choice that today we still have.  At Car Direct, our goal is to help you in finding the right vehicle for you.  Check out our inventory page to see what we currently have in stock.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Give us a call – that vehicle may be on its way in.  If not, we’ll find it for you!