A current international survey has discovered that drivers need their car to inform them the place parking is accessible close to their vacation spot, in addition to the power to pay for parking from their car. The most recent Linked Options Curiosity Survey Report, carried out by TechInsights, got here to this conclusion after surveying 4,990 drivers in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and China. Respondents had been requested to rank 28 linked automobile options.
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The survey discovered that in-car parking info was essentially the most or the second-most fascinating function for automobiles in each area surveyed. The flexibility to know the provision of parking ranked first in China, second in Europe and second in the US. Regardless of being second in Europe and the U.S., in-car parking info trailed reside site visitors info by lower than 4 proportion factors in every area. Whereas a well-liked function throughout all generations, car connectivity is hottest with the youngest 18-24 demographic, the place it ranked first globally.
In-car fee choices additionally confirmed to be a well-liked function in new automobiles. The flexibility to pay for parking, gas, tolls and meals was desired by 56 p.c of survey respondents. Automotive-related funds, particularly for parking, can typically be inconvenient and irritating. Many parking garages depend on a system the place drivers should hold a paper slip to make their funds. A slip that I’ve misplaced numerous instances — whereas I can ebook a flight and board an plane with no bodily ticket.
The survey’s outcomes spotlight how fashionable options, like social media integration or in-car video games, are far much less fascinating than options immediately associated to relevant to driving. Whereas automakers interact in a technological arms race to develop the primary really self-driving automobile, drivers need extra reasonable options to make the present driving expertise extra seamless.