While still running on four tyres and an engine, cars have evolved considerably since their introduction in the late 19th century. So buckle up as we list some of our favourite reasons why newer cars are better than old cars.
More Fuel Efficient
The price of a full fuel tank, and how far it can get you, can be a big factor in determining what car-shoppers should buy. Fuel costs over the course of a year can cost vehicle owners thousands of dollars.
As technology has improved, light-weight materials, improved aerodynamic designs, and low resistance tyres have helped newer cars to travel further distances. This means better value for money when it comes to fuel efficiency.
Cleaner Fuel Emissions
Many car manufacturers are exploring new ways to reduce cars’ environmental impact. This is partly achieved through improved fuel emission technologies and alternative fuel sources.
Many manufacturers have experimented with electricity-powered vehicles and/or hybrid vehicles that combine petrol engines with electric batteries. BMW has developed a car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells, which does not emit any fuel emissions.
Most cars need fossil fuels to run. Many countries have introduced (or are scheduled to introduce) bans on cars that run on fossil fuel. This paves the way for new vehicles with improved cleaner and safer fuel emissions.
Older cars are not as well engineered as modern cars. Improvements made to vehicle suspension, handling, brake performance, have drastically improved vehicle capabilities. The discovery and application of light-weight metals have helped to improve drivers’ control of their vehicles.
Car safety has improved considerably since the introduction of the first car. The introduction of air bags, car horns, improved centre of gravity and suspension have helped to protect drivers and their passengers.
Many car safety initiatives are becoming more prevalent. Cars are now being developed to improve the safety of bystanders in addition to the safety of the people inside the car. This includes alert systems that notify the driver if they are reversing in range of a person or structure, improved handling in snowy conditions, pedestrian detection systems.
Car safety features are often used as draw cards to entice more buyers.
The Little Touches
Vehicle dashboards have come along way. Integrations with Bluetooth, GPS systems as well as improved ventilation have made riding in cars a more comfortable experience.
It’s amazing to see how cars have evolved to match the lifestyles of modern-day drivers.
The information contained in this blog is accurate only at the date of publication.