Riding Into the Future: New Car Features for Passengers

We love cars. And we love driving. But even if it’s only for one blog, let’s put drivers in the backseat. Together, let’s look to a future beyond cup holders and heated seats. Here are our favorite passenger-centric car advancements from the last few years.

Headrests

Cars were first built with drivers in mind and passengers were merely an afterthought.  Then the folks lucky enough to ride shotgun finally got some love. However, it took a long time before the backseat raised its profile. Car companies are designing back headrests with the same care and precision as those up front. Maybe one day, calling shotgun will become obsolete if the backseat perfectly matches the front. Who knows?

Infotainment

It’s probably not your favorite portmanteau (info + entertainment) but it certainly describes exactly what it is. Ideally, passengers help the driver with directions or add witty banter during traffic. But with more screens and stimuli than ever before, it’s hard to blame passengers for wanting to kick back, relax, and watch a movie.

Muscle Car

Long trips can be rough on everyone. Unlike drivers, passengers don’t have to move their arms or legs. Here’s some good news. The new 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed provides passengers something beyond comfortable seats. This luxury vehicle has quilted pads that actually massage you on the road. Next time you wake up a little sore, it might be wise to get in the car for a ride.

What do you want to see next? Because in the future, we might all be passengers. Tell us below!

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