UK Drivers Think There Is Too Much Technology In Modern Cars
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UK Drivers Think There Is Too Much Technology In Modern Cars

UK Drivers Think There Is Too Much Technology In Modern Cars
Posted in Tech On By Aaron

A survey conducted by car manufacturer Dacia has concluded that over half of UK drivers think there is too much technology in modern cars.

  • 78% of UK drivers do not want unnecessary technology in their cars
  • 76% of UK drivers think that too much technology is a distraction from the road
  • 69% of UK drivers think that modern car technology is too complicated
  • 61% of UK drivers would prefer to pay less to avoid unnecessary technology in their cars
  • Data suggests that drivers use only 25% of all the features fitted to their vehicle
  • Research shows DAB radio, sat nav, parking sensors and reversing camera are the most used features
  • Reversing camera and parking sensors are the most wanted extra features 

More than three-quarters of UK drivers think there is too much technology in modern cars

Dacia recently conducted a nationwide survey on 2,000 UK drivers regarding modern car technology. The results show that more than three-quarters (78% of people) do not want unnecessary technology in their cars, as they believe it raises the price and makes the car more complicated to use.

76% of users in the survey said that too much technology in modern cars can distract you from driving. Whilst 61% of users said they would prefer the additional unnecessary technology to be removed in favour of cheaper car prices.

An image of the interior of a 2021 Dacia Duster

The survey also showed that 69% of users think that current technology in modern cars is "too complicated" and "causes confusion". Further research shows that drivers who own expensive and higher-spec models only use up to 25% of all the features. Meaning a good 75% of additional features are simply going unused by drivers. Interestingly enough, drivers aged between 25 and 34 are the ones using the largest number of features in their cars.

What are some features that are not being used? Any feature that uses in-car WiFi is currently widely disregarded. Another feature is automatic parking, where the car controls itself and automatically parks it for you. Voice recognition is something that is slowly picking up steam but is still widely not used.

The research by Dacia shows what features drivers actually use on a daily basis. And the four constantly used features are DAB radio, sat nav, parking sensors and reversing camera. Reversing cameras and parking sensors are the most coveted features that users enquire about when wanting a new car.

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