Parents search for cars with special features

April 1, 2013 12:00 AM

When it comes to investing in a car with the best safety features, few people are as selective as parents. As such, some automobiles are trying to make themselves more attractive to adults and include features that would improve any driving experience. 

According to The New York Times, new features to some vehicles, such as the built-in vacuum cleaner in the new Honda Odyssey Touring Elite, are set to make driving and vehicle maintenance easier on parents. There is always room for improvement, however, and some have their eyes set on further improving the tools that cars have. 

The news source reports that automakers may want to consider adding things like built-in car seats, usable reading lights and streamlined interiors that don't have crevices where children's toys can get easily lost. 

While some of these features may be in the future, there are a few others that may soon be making an appearance in automobiles. WSOC News reports that AAA is currently testing a new device that would track teen drivers, allowing parents to know where they are and how fast they're going at all times. Including the device in a car could help decrease the number of crashes young people are involved in, especially those that occur at high speeds or when texting behind the wheel. 

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