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10 Ways Cars Are Changing

What features in your car are going away, according to AAA.

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    A smoking rates continue to decline, ashtrays will make way for other features.
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    Advanced collision warning systems that can sense potential problems two vehicles ahead are becoming more popular.
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    Physical car keys are being replaced with smart keys and eventually smart phones. Apps, like OnStar RemoteLink, are being created that will allow you to unlock and start your car.
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    CD players/DVD systems are being replaced by LCD screens that connect to your smartphone.
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    Vehicle to vehicle communication (V2V) will help avoid 70-80 percent of crashes. One example is automatic braking if you approach a vehicle too quickly.
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    Customers are loving how newer cars get more miles per gallon and that trend is continuing to grow. An example is stop-start technology, where the care engine will shut off when the car is at a complete stop.
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    Lane keeping/departure systems that will alert drivers if they are getting too close to the lines.
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    The days of the stick shift car are numbered as most consumers opt for an automatic transmission.
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    Rear view cameras and blind spot cameras are already available on some cars, this may become a standard. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated cars sold in the U.S. should come equipped with a backup camera by 2018.
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    More cars are not coming with a spare tire to save weight and space. Some now come with run-flat tires or a flat-fixing kit.