33 Ways to Soup Up Your Current Car With Tech

Adding the right technology to an older vehicle can make it feel brand new. Upgrade your old car with these high-tech accessories for a dramatically different ride.

33 Ways to Soup Up Your Current Car With Tech

When I was a kid, my two sets of grandparents each had what I considered to be some high-tech 1970s gadgetry in their cars. One had a compass stuck to the windshield, a little floating ball that swiveled like BB-8 to show us the direction in which we traveled. Amazing! The other had a talking Chrysler that would voice warnings such as “The door…is ajar!” or “Your directional signal is…still on!” It was awesome.

These days, they’d probably drive a Toyota Prius that’s got more technology than a Federation shuttlecraft. However, those of us with older cars may not be able to connect our smartphones to these aging vehicles. What’s an old jalopy driver to do?

Thankfully, there is a massive aftermarket of gadgets and add-ons that work with just about any existing vehicle on the road today. Here’s our deep dive into the tech you can add to your car to make it feel a bit more Tesla-esque.

Klashwerks Raven

Much more than just another dash cam, the Klashwerks Raven is touted as a complete connected car system that lets you see where you’re going, where you’ve been, and how you got there. It uses two cameras, LTE cellular technology, and your car’s OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics) port to let you monitor activity on the road ahead as well as inside your car, using your phone or a desktop PC.

Fixd OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor

The very affordable Fixd Active Car Health Monitor plugs into your vehicle’s OBD-II port and connects to an app on your phone to provide maintenance reminders and other helpful info to keep your car in top shape.

August 23, 2020
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