Five new car features that make family life easier
01 June 2016
When you have kids, life can be very busy and taking everyone out for a ride in the car – no matter if it’s a long-distance trip or a quick trip to the shops – can be challenging and stressful.
StreetFleet has listed five great new car features that every parent should know about and that will make life just a little bit easier.
An integrated two-stage booster seats
Time for your kids to move into a booster seat but tired of dragging it in and out the car over and over again? Volvo now offers integrated two-stage booster seats, whereby the seat base pops up and can be locked at two different heights. This feature is available across a range of models including the XC60 and XC90.
Out shopping with the family and no free hands? No problem when you have a hands-free tailgate! No more having to put bags or kids on the ground, no more fishing around in an overloaded bag for keys. Thanks to a smart feature, called proximity sensors, a wave of the foot or elbow is enough to open the booth. A popular feature now available in the Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan X-Trail.
Keep the kids entertained and quiet by letting them play board games or computer games on this great fold-out table with multiple storage areas. Available in the Volkswagen Multivan.
Install you child seat safely and securely thanks to ISOFIX system. Okay, they are not really a new feature as ISOFIX anchor-points have been installed in Australian cars for some years now, but it’s only recently that we’ve been allowed to use them.
Available in a range of brands, including the Audi Q7, Holden Commodore VFII, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Tesla Model S.
Want to know what the kids are up to in the back? This second mirror provides peace of mind and sits above the rear-vision mirror and provides a birds-eye-view of the back of your car. Available in the Kia Carnival, Toyota Kluger and Citroen Grand C4 Picasso.