Automobile enthusiasts around the world can now rejoice. With advancements in technology and design to the body of the car, gadgets have also found their place. Since technology is advancing faster than we can blink, it is best to make complete use of all our available resources. Automotive technology is making our rides safer, faster, more economical, and fun! The best part is that you do not need to buy a brand-new car and then get it outfitted with the latest gadgets. You can upgrade your old car to look like new by installing a few of these gadgets.

Let us take you through some cool new gadgets that you could use in your car to make your ride a safer and more enjoyable one.

Dash Cam

Dash cams are no longer the traditional heavy and bulky ones. The newer sleek ones from Garmin and PAPAGO can be discreetly attached to the windshield or rear bumper. With HD recording, night vision, DVR supports up to 64gb SD card slots, and several recording modes, you can also get collision and lane departure warnings to make your ride a safe one. Voice control features can be enabled to start or stop recording and to take a still photo. In the unfortunate circumstances of an accident or collision, your dash cam footage can also be used for proof and will be helpful in providing an accurate timeline of events, notes Callum from

Heads up Displays

It is extremely dangerous to keep looking at your phone while driving. Navigation apps are usually on mobile phones and run on data connectivity. Just glancing at your phone for a few seconds can result in serious accidents, mishaps, and injuries. Newer cars are now pre-installed with heads-up displays that can project directions directly in your line of vision. In case you have an older car that does not come installed with the heads-up display, you can opt for the Hudway Cast Heads Up Display. This useful gadget streams directly from your mobile, and it can also be paired wirelessly through Airplay and Miracast.

Car Adapter

While this might seem like an insignificant gadget, it is a very useful one. The Automatic Pro Car Adapter gets plugged directly into the diagnostic port of your car. It then proceeds to sync all your vehicle diagnostic and driving data with your handheld, tablet, or smartphone. This little gizmo can tell you when you need to change the oil in your car, where your car is parked in a jammed car lot, and what the little yellow, white, red, and green lights on your dashboard mean. The new Automatic Pro Car Adapter even reaches out to call emergency services for instant help in case of a collision or crash.

Car Safety Hammer

The high carbon steel Car Safety Hammer is just that – a hammer for your safety. In the event of a life-threatening car crash or a mishap, this hammer allows you to break the windows of your car with minimal effort and escape with your life and your loved ones intact. It has a double-sided tip head with a razor blade to cut through jammed seat belts. The steel tips help shatter the car windows with ease and allow you to escape immediately. Lightweight, the car hammer should be stored in a handy location like the glove box or the center console and should be within easy reach of young adults and grown children too.

Wireless docks for smartphones

Automobile manufacturers have started realizing the importance of mobile phones while driving. Smartphone wireless chargers, in standard or customized models, are now available for purchase. These super-fast chargers can charge your phone from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes. The Ventev Car Charger comes with a dual arm spring load for easy one-handed docking. It also comes equipped with universal adapters and a rotating vent clip to adjust your phone as you want. You can also get these for a mobility scooter.

Smart jumper cables

Jumper cables are crucial to jump start your car when there is another car around. In the event of a battery failure, the jumper cables help bring the life back to your vehicle. If, however, you are in a remote location without any cars around you, jumper cables are of no use. The self-starter jumper cables from Bestek are ideal for such situations. You can jump-start a 4Liter engine up to 20 times with these fully charged cables. It also comes with a dual charger port and dual USB port to simultaneously charge two devices.