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In a week, the Washington Auto Show opens and as we’ve seen in recent years, automobile technology will take center stage. In the U.S. alone, Chevrolet will release five new cars with 25 new technologies. Seeing technology in my car is so exciting.

The front end of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt on display as a sneak peek Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next-generation extended range electric vehicle will be fully unveiled on January 12 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Photo by Isaac Brekken for Chevrolet)

The front end of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt on display as a sneak peek Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next-generation extended range electric vehicle will be fully unveiled on January 12 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Photo by Isaac Brekken for Chevrolet)

Car Technology

A car to me is a tool to take you from one place to another, but you add in some really cool technology and I’m in love. Let me go through some of the technology innovations that have some the coolness factor in my family.

Dual Video Screens – This is #1 in our book. I have 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls) and they never want to watch the same thing. Having the dual video screens in our car has changed our long distance trips. My husband and I use this time to talk and the kids are all happy in the back chilling with a movie.

GPS – I hate to admit it, but I did not get my grandfather’s sense of direction. I have no clue which direction is north or south much of the time. When my son was in baseball and we were constantly late because I was taking wrong turns, we knew it was time for GPS. It has changed my life. The addition of the live traffic has saved us hours when we go to the beach.

Bluetooth – I love that when I jump into my car, my phone is connected to my car via bluetooth. I do not need to do anything, it just happens. If I get a call, I push the button on my steering wheel and I never have to take my eyes off the road to answer.

Built-in 4G LTE WiFi – This is the tech that I want in my next car. I wrote all about the 4G LTE WiFi technology in the Chevrolet cars if you want to know more. But let me just say that this would rock my family’s world.

2016 Chevy Volt

Every new Chevrolet including the 2016 Chevy Volt will offer easy-to-use technologies like 4G LTE, MyLink and Active Fuel Management. The Volt is Chevrolet’s electric car.

The front end of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt on display as a sneak peek Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next-generation extended range electric vehicle will be fully unveiled on January 12 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Photo by Isaac Brekken for Chevrolet)

 

In the DC area, that would mean driving to work on electricity alone. That alone would save you money on gasoline. But, when you are going on longer trips, you can switch to gasoline. It’s the best of both worlds.

Washington Auto Show Giveaway

SheBuysCars.com and Chevrolet are offering a great prize for one of my readers. This is a quick giveaway. I’ll be picking the winner during the Future of Cars Twitter Party on January 19, 2015 (9pm to 10pm ET)

  •  Family 4-pack of tickets to the Washington Auto Show (value $34, 2 adults, 2 children). The show runs Fri, Jan 23 to Sun, Feb 1.

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Twitter Party Information

  • Monday, Jan 19th, 9pm to 10pm ET
  • Hosted by @SheBuysCars and @TravelingMom
  • Additional Twitter handles include @Volt, @KimmerCar (from GM)
  • Twitter party hashtags are #NextGenVolt, #Chevrolet #TMOM

Disclosure:  This post is part of a compensated opportunity with SheBuysCars.com. All opinions expressed are my own.