Geek Upgrades To Make Your Car’s Technology Less Embarrasing

Doesn’t car technology evolve so fast these days? There’s an old saying in the motor trade. The new car you buy today will always have yesterday’s technology. As depressing as that sounds, it is a true statement!

If you are driving a car that is 10 to 15 years old, it’s not likely that it will have any modern technology you find in today’s modern cars. Are you rocking and rolling in an old car? Are you embarrassed about the lack of technology in it?


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If the answer to both questions is “yes,” it’s just as well  you found today’s blog post!

By reading it, you will learn how to bring your car into the 21st century – from a technological perspective!

Head unit with touch-screen display

The latest aftermarket head units come with a pop-out touch-screen display. Managing various aspects of your car stereo system is so easy with a touch-screen display.

Some people buy ones that offer DVD playback, which is useful for front seat passengers that want to watch a film on a road trip.

Some of the features you can expect to find on such head units include:

  • Bluetooth connectivity. Useful for pairing up with your smartphone, so that you can stream music from it;
  • DAB digital radio. Now you don’t have to listen to analogue-quality radio stations;
  • Graphic equalisers. Manage your sound profiles to your exact requirements;
  • Aux-in ports. Great for connecting “old school” devices like MP3 players.

Road camera

Dave from says motorists fit road cameras to the windscreens of their cars. They are good for recording laps around race tracks, such as at the Nürburgring in Germany. But they serve another useful purpose: to crack down on bad drivers and those staging car accidents.

Road cameras don’t cost a lot of money, and you can buy them from places like Amazon. You can fit them yourself in seconds and most offer HD sound and video recording.

Reversing camera

Are you a driver that finds it difficult to parallel park? Perhaps your car doesn’t offer good visibility from the back when you need to reverse?

More new cars come with reversing cameras as standard. As your car doesn’t have one, I recommend that you consider retrofitting one. You can install them yourself, or you can get an in-car entertainment expert to fit it for you.

Once you have a reversing camera installed, you will wonder how you ever got by without one! It goes without saying that you need a touch-screen head unit or display to use with the camera.


Internet access on the go? Today, this is possible thanks to high-speed 4G mobile data connections. You can buy 4G routers that work well with cars, and set them up as wireless hotspots for you and your passengers to enjoy.

Some people even buy standard 4G Wi-Fi routers and use a power inverter. But it’s cheaper to buy a router that offers a plug and play solution for cars.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading today’s blog post. Let me know if you have any other ideas for improving the technology in your car. Thanks for reading!

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