There may be an assumption that young drivers prefer style over function when it comes to their cars, but a new study proves that's not always the case. A recent survey from Accenture found that motorists between the ages of 18 and 24 prefer having technology in their car that helps them with safety rather than entertainment, USA Today reports.
Although flashy gadgets appeal to young drivers, the more functional ones stood out the most. In particular, features such as crash avoidance and roadside assistance that calls for a tow truck appealed the most. In particular, nearly all the respondents (eight out of 10) said they want a car that has lane change and blind spot warning capabilities. The results may surprise some people given the long held beliefs toward the attitude of young adults.
"Our findings show that younger car-buyers, who have grown up with gadgetry that centers around social tools such as email, smart phones and related connectivity, have a preference for (in-vehicle) safety technologies over those they use in their everyday life," Accenture's James Robbins told the publication.
The sentiment was similar among drivers between 25 and 35, the study found. In fact, they want features like ones that call emergency vehicles immediately in the event of a crash to an even higher degree than their younger counterparts.
Though it may be some time before such safety features come standard in every car, there are other ways to make sure you are safe on the road, and that includes performing regular maintenance. At New Jersey State Auto Auction's Total Car Care center, you can be sure to kepe your car running safely thanks to its talented team of mechanics.