2015 New York Auto Show Debuts Showcase High-Tech, Convenience Features | Edmunds

2015 New York Auto Show Debuts Showcase High-Tech, Convenience Features


NEW YORK — Car shoppers will be treated to a wide array of high-tech safety and convenience features on 2016 model year vehicles, according to the debuts at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

The new features range from a Driver Attention Alert system on the 2016 Nissan Maxima full-size sedan to new ventilated front seats on the 2016 Hyundai Tucson SUV.

The redesigned 2016 Lexus RX 350 SUV will now offer heated outboard rear seats.

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan features a rearview mirror that uses video images to give drivers an unobstructed view behind them, a wireless charging pad for cell phones and a new Bose Panaray audio system with 34 speakers.

Helicopter parents will be delighted with a new feature in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

The 2016 Malibu's Teen Driver feature allows parents to view their kids' driving statistics, such as maximum speed and warning alerts.

Preventing drowsy driving, a problem that is getting major attention from federal safety regulators, was a key theme during the rollout of the Maxima this week.

Nissan's new Driver Attention Alert system is optional on the 2016 Maxima and 2015 Nissan Murano crossover. A little amber coffee cup symbol appears in the center of the instrument panel if the system detects driver drowsiness.

The system debuted ahead of Drowsy Driving Awareness Day on April 6.

Family-friendly features commanded lots of attention at the show.

The 2016 Tucson's new features are aimed at active families. Hyundai Motor America says the SUV offers several compact SUV firsts, including YES Essentials stain-resistant seats.

The new Tucson also offers a smart power liftgate with auto-open. The smart power liftgate enables the Tucson owner to automatically open the rear liftgate, hands-free, by simply standing within a few feet of the liftgate for a few seconds with the key fob in a pocket or purse.

Edmunds says: All of these new features are designed to get shoppers into showrooms and provide buyers with the latest gadgets that make life easier and provide peace of mind.

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